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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,625 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 Dodge Ram 2500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 302011

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 10,000 miles


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 #1

Mar 212010

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,250 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the diesel particulate filter (dpf) was regenerated; however, the vehicle continued to function at abnormal temperatures. The contact stated that the failure was relative to the safety of the consumer and previously filed a complaint regarding (ODI number 10317991). The failure mileage was 17,250 and the current mileage was 17,500. Updated 05/04/10. Updated 6/1/10 updated 06/04/10

- Wheatland, WY, USA

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