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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,481 miles

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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 steering problems

steering problem

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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 8)

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problem #91

Jan 062014

Ram 2500

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 13V529000 (steering) but was advised by the dealer that the parts needed to complete the repair were not available. The manufacturer was also contacted and could not provide an reasonable date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bremerton, WA, USA

problem #90

Jan 062014

Ram 2500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 13V528000(steering) and stated that the repairs were not taken care of in a reasonable amount of time. The dealer indicated that the parts were not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not contacted.

- Buckley, MI, USA

problem #89

Dec 162013

Ram 2500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign id number 13V528000 (steering) but was informed by the dealer that the part was not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not contacted.

- Springbrook, VA, USA

problem #88

Apr 222014

Ram 2500

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that she attempted to have her vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V529000 (steering) but was informed that the parts were not available and that the dealers were receiving one part per month. The contact felt that since the failure was reported in November of 2013, there should be a remedy available before April of 2014. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Tuplo , MS, USA

problem #87

May 012013

Ram 2500

  • 63,000 miles
I own a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 with the faulty tie rod ends (recall L16 according to Chrysler) which I found out on my own not from Chrysler. I've attempted to get the problem resolved several times from several different Dodge dealers however none of them have the parts to fix my truck. I was told they have no idea when anything will be available and hope for the best that it doesn't break. The problem is getting worse the longer this drags out and is to the point of I am scared to drive the truck.

- Crystal River, FL, USA

problem #86

Jul 172013

Ram 2500

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that he was concerned for his safety since the parts to repair recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V529000 (steering) were still not available. The contact mentioned that the tie rod had fractured previously and was now causing the tires wear prematurely. The dealer was contacted. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 98,000 and the current mileage was 115,000.

- Italy, TX, USA

problem #85

Dec 182013

Ram 2500

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number 13V529000 (steering) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The dealer was unable to provide an expected date for the remedy part to become available. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #84

Apr 022014

Ram 2500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that he attempted to have the vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V529000 (steering) but was informed that the parts were not available. The contact felt that since the failure was reported in November of 2013, there should have been a remedy available before April of 2014. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 5/19/14

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #83

Mar 032014

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles
2008 Dodge Ram 2500. Consumer writes in regards to left outer tie rod assembly recall reimbursement.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #82

Jan 012014

Ram 2500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated NHTSA campaign number: 13V529000 (steering) had surpassed reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated the part was not available. The contact was placed a on a waiting list. The manufacturer was not alerted of the delay in the recall repair. The vehicle was not repaired. There are no failures at this time.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #81

Mar 122013

Ram 2500

  • 48,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, he heard a loud noise as the vehicle came to a complete stop. The contact mentioned that after inspecting the vehicle she noticed that the driver's side tie rod was fractured. The contact stated that she previously received notification for NHTSA campaign number: 13V529000 (steering) and had been waiting for the parts to become available. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician verified the failure and replaced the tie rod, upper and lower bolt joints. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 48,000 and the current mileage was 60,000.

- Greenville, WI, USA

problem #80

Mar 172014

Ram 2500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that he attempted to have the vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V529000 (steering) but was informed that the parts were not available. The contact felt that since the failure was reported in November of 2013, there should have been a remedy available before March of 2014. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Mccool Junction, NE, USA

problem #79

Mar 122014

Ram 2500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that he attempted to have the vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V529000 (steering) but was informed that the parts were not available. The contact felt that since the failure was reported in November of 2013, there should have been a remedy available before March of 2014. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Alleyton , TX, USA

problem #78

Mar 122014

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that he received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number 13V529000 (steering) and was informed by the dealer that the parts for the remedy were not available. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. Updated 05/12/14 the consumer stated the failures ranged from moderate to violent shaking if the steering components after encountering rough highway conditions, while traveling at highway speeds. Updated 05/14/14

- Hayden, ID, USA

problem #77

Sep 132012

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph over a road bump, the entire vehicle began to shake violently. The contact then coasted to the shoulder and was able to decelerate to a complete stop. The contact proceeded to drive and the vehicle functioned normally. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Silver City, NM, USA

problem #76

Dec 092013

Ram 2500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V529000 (steering) had surpassed a reasonable about of time for repair. The dealer was contacted and simply stated that the part was not available. The manufacture was contacted and could not provide a time frame for when the repair was expected to begin. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Deerfield Beach, FL, USA

problem #75

Jan 032014

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles
Recall issued but dealer can not get parts. Safety recall N49/NHTSA 13V-529 we have limited number of days to have this replaced as we are planning a 5,000 mile trip with this pickup pulling a 35 ft travel trailer.

- Colfax, WA, USA

problem #74

Jan 312014

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 47,000 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated while departing from the driveway driving approximately 2 mph, there was a loud sound from the bottom of the vehicle. He had a previous recall repaired by the manufacturer campaign id number(N49/nhtsa13V-529). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The previous failure was repaired by an authorized dealer. The ball joint to the steering broke as he was traveling and the vehicle had to be towed to an authorized dealer. The vehicle was repaired for a different problem not related to the recall. The failure mileage was 47,000. Dyd

- Joshua Tree, CA, USA

problem #73

Feb 072014

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • miles
There is a recall on the left tie rod on my truck. The letter states that the tie rod can break and cause an a loss of control or crash without warning. I called my dealership, classic motors in richfield ut 435- 896-4441 and they put me on a waiting list that is one and one half years long! I have a truck that may crash at any moment without warning and my dealer can not get parts for 18 months. They can only get one part a week and they over 75 trucks in front of me. This seems completely unacceptable to me. They are creating a huge liability problem for themselves. Please help me remedy this issue quicker.

- Central Valley, UT, USA

problem #72

Dec 012013

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number 13V529000 (steering) had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The dealer advised they received one part per week and the contact was on a three month waiting list. The manufacturer advised the part was restricted. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 03/21/14 updated 3/28/2014

- Warrenton , MO, USA

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