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5.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,233 miles

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2009 Dodge Ram 2500 engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 302011

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 10,000 miles

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

Car was brought in 5 times to have various front end recalls performed, two different dealers bedard brothers in cheshire mass. And beterra for steering recall (now N49/NHTSA 13V-529) previously same recall had two or three different numbers. They have never had the parts and could never perform the recall. Because they say that the steering may fail at any moment I have used the vehicle only when I absolutely have no other transportation. Hence as of today the car has 17,200 miles only. The other problem is loss of coolant, the egr cooler has been leaking, I have had it at dealers three times and they have no clue how to repair. This is a common complaint. Because this internal leak goes into the turbocharger. The turbocharger failed and on 7/08/13 had to be replaced at 16,150 miles. That was the symptom of the egr cooler leak, but the cause (leaking egr cooler was not addressed then or on two following trips to the dealers. On to bedard and one to berterra. The Chrysler case number may be 24954056 after dealers worked on car two trouble codes appeared P052 and P0700 I don't want to continue driving a car that the steering will fail at any moment or the engine may blow because of coolant loss.

- Middlefield, MA, USA

problem #2

Oct 252013

Ram 2500

  • 22,700 miles
The whole truck began shaking so violently, I thought I may loose control, or the truck would not stay upright. The shaking continued until I stopped on the shoulder. A careful inspection revealed no evidence of loose parts. I drove another 30 minutes (5 on freeway, 25 on surface roads) without another incident. Baffling. I have driven this diesel truck in many conditions and on many surfaces with this truck. Vibrations have been strong sometimes in the past, set off by "wash-boards" in the pavement...seem to be worse in the "tractor trailer/slow" lanes. But this event was 2-3 X the intensity.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 012010

Ram 2500

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while stopped, exhaust fumes began to emit through the vents. The vehicle was taken to three different authorized dealers, where they were unable to diagnose the failure. Various repairs were performed on the exhaust system and egr gasket, but the failure continued. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact to NHTSA. The failure mileage was 10,000.

- Peyton, CO, USA

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