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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 8 of 8)

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problem #11

Apr 282009

Ram 2500

  • 40,000 miles

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

Steering wandering started days before then the dreaded death wobble. Started happening St 70 mph then 60 mph now I cant drive over 55 mph with out it happening.

- Laplace, LA, USA

problem #10

Jun 012009

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • 33,000 miles
I have an 08 Dodge 2500 4X4 diesel. When I go over 60mph and hit a bump it does that "death wobble" it does it every time I even hit an imperfection in the highway, I replaced the steering damper/stabilizer, and Dodge replaced all 4 ball joints at only 34,000 miles. But it still does it, even worse at times.I haven't wrecked or anything I just have to slow down to about 40 mph to get it to stop. That is very dangerous when the speed limit is 75 mph. I drive all around the country for work, and this occurs every single time I drive it. The truck is only about 8 months old. I bought it brand new.

- Paden, OK, USA

problem #9

Apr 082009

Ram 2500

  • 28,000 miles
Safety recall H36 involves steering linkage. "this could result in a loss of steering control and cause a crash without warning." Chrysler is only allocating one recall kit per week to my dealer, who has a list of over 300 affected customers. At this rate, Chrysler is willing forego safety for 5.75 years! deplorable. I called Chrysler, who said they needed the part and order number of my dealer. I contacted my service department on the other line, who explained that it is impossible for them to order the part for a campaign allotment. I've been calling on this since April.

- Grand Junction, CO, USA

problem #8

May 232009

Ram 2500

  • 25,669 miles

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

Steering linkage broke while driving at highway speeds, lost control and went across oncoming lane. Learned of recall after the incident. Was never contacted by dealership of purchase in regards to this specific recall.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #7

Feb 282009

Ram 2500

  • 1,400 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received a recall notice from Dodge regarding the steering drag link inner joint and damper brackets. These components control the steering wheel and may fracture, causing a loss of steering control. The dealer stated that the parts were unavailable for the repair and it would take an additional two months for the parts to arrive. The NHTSA campaign id number was unknown. The failure mileage was 1,400.

- Chugiak, AK, USA

problem #6

Mar 132009

Ram 2500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. On March 13, 2009, the contact received a recall notice regarding the steering drag link inner joint and damper bracket. He called every dealer in Texas and none of them have the part available for the repair due to a national back order from Chrysler. The recall stated that if the part is not replaced, a loss of steering control could occur without warning and cause a crash. The NHTSA campaign id number was unknown. There had been no failure to date. The current mileage was 7,700.

- Lumberton, TX, USA

problem #5

Mar 012009

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,670 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 a recall notice pertaining to the steering component on his vehicle. The dealer stated that the parts for the repair would be unavailable for several weeks because Chrysler was only supplying two recall remedy kits per week. The NHTSA campaign id number was unknown. The current and failure mileages were less than 5,670. Updated 4/14/09 updated 04/17/09.

- Grandbury , TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 012008

Ram 2500

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 09E001000 (steering:linkages) and immediately called the dealer. A technician stated that the parts were unavailable and she would have to periodically check to see when they arrived. The contact resides 180 miles from the nearest dealer and they would not notify her when the parts become available nor place them on reserve. The manufacturer would not assist. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 10,000.

- Alpine, TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 042009

Ram 2500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 09V005000 (steering:linkages:tie rod assembly) and immediately called the dealer. He was informed that he would have to wait four months for the parts because they were on back order. As a result, a loss of steering control could occur. The manufacturer did not assist. There had been no failure to date. The current mileage was 3,400.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Nov 032008

Ram 2500

  • 12,798 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram. While driving 65 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle unexpectedly wandered to the left. This was a sudden change in direction. The driver pulled over to the side of the road and noticed that the tires exhibited excessive wear. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they stated that the grease seal was leaking. The grease seal, steering linkages, and both tie rod ends were replaced. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 09E001000 (steering;linkages), although the failures were identical. The failure mileage was 12,798 and current mileage was 13,534.

- Deridder, LA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012008

Ram 2500

  • 965 miles
I own an 08 Dodge Ram 2500 with approx 970 miles on the vehicle. After hitting a series of road bumps, the front end of the vehicle began to violently vibrate and wobble. I could barely control the vehicle due to a near lack of steering control. After completely stopping the vehicle, I resumed speed and the vehicle drove normally. When I got home I did an internet search on my vehicle symptoms and found that "Dodge death wobble" yielded over 35K hits. There is a systemic problem with large Ram trucks that, according to my research is not being adequately addressed. The dealer replaced the steering stabilizer - a common replacement according to my research. Symptoms, however, continue to exist after this part is replaced - another common theme according to my research.

- Leavenworth, KS, USA

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