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3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,969 miles

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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 exhaust system problems

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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Apr 012009

Ram 3500

  • 40,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 sd. The contact stated that fuel fumes were emitted into the vehicle while driving. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who diagnosed that the egr cooler gasket and the diesel dpf overheated and cracked. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 64,000. The VIN was not available.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #7

Apr 082010

Ram 3500

  • 20,000 miles
Emissions, co sensor & carbon filter 2007 Dodge diesel 6.7 L, apparently there have been several of these go through the dealerships in Utah, first the check engine light comes on then take in to have it checked, first time it was a co detector second time in less than 2,000 miles the carbon filter on a diesel truck. First year that they have put these on. It causes poor fuel economy. 11.5 mpg on a diesel engine that is engineered to be fuel efficient. The regeneration sensor did not kick it into regeneration to burn the carbon off the filter they had to replace it. Cost $2200 for the dealership still under warranty. This is what the epa has mandated for diesel trucks. Some one had better get this right because it is wasting more fuel and causing greater failures on these new diesel exhaust systems. If after market manufactures can produce exhaust systems and computer software that gives 22 mpg. Then the companies that produce the trucks can also. 11.9 to 22mpg is almost 90% increase in fuel economy. Who is ripping us off the epa or the car companies.

- Taylorsville, UT, USA

problem #6

Sep 072007

Ram 3500

  • 0 miles
I have a 2007.5 Dodge Ram 3500 4X4 quad cab with a 6.7 cummins and an auto. 6 speed trans. I have since I owned it have a problem with it getting exhaust fumes in the cab when I come off the hwy and have to sit at a light for very long. With the A/C on or in the re circulate mode it does not do it but in defrost or heat / vent mode you can hardly stand it almost makes you loose lunch. I have in every way I can tried to get Chrysler to address it but to no avail. They just sent out a letter saying that the system is working the way it is suppose to and we are not changing it there is no fix...

- Auburn , CA, USA

problem #5

May 162009

Ram 3500 Diesel

  • 22,400 miles

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

07 Dodge diesel truck..engine light comes on constantly. Truck is bogging down, losing power and has now stalled twice. May16, truck wouldn't restart and had to be towed. May 29, truck lost power, husband was in construction zone, however was able to restart truck. Been in shop many times for same problem. Dodge can't seem to fix it. Dodge needs to fix or buy back, really love this truck. But, its becoming dangerous to drive.

- Santa Fe, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 152008

Ram 3500

  • 350 miles
We noticed the fumes in the cab soon after we bought the truck. The dealer told me that the filters get clogged and I should drive it down the interstate to clean them out. When winter arrived and had to keep windows closed we were plowing and we started getting sore throats, burning eyes and nose. It gives me headaches. It leaves an after taste in your mouth. This occurs every time we come to a stop or backing up. The dealer has changed egr valve, egr cooler, extended tail pipe, changed catalytic converter, changed 3 exhaust temperature sensors, replaced oxygen sensors and particulate filter over 4 different visits. The issue still has not been resolved.

- N. Ferrisburgh, VT, USA

problem #3

Dec 032007

Ram 3500

  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that his vehicle has two large mufflers. One of the mufflers cooks the residue of the fuel, which is a heather or clorox. The contact smells clorox inside the passenger compartment of the vehicle, which makes him sleepy and causes his eyes to burn. He must open the windows to allow air to enter the vehicle. The dealer stated that the fuel in the vehicle was causing the failure, but the contact disagrees. He made four attempts to return the vehicle, but the dealer refuses. The failure mileage was 12,000.

- Haiku Maui, HI, USA

problem #2

Jul 172007

Ram 3500

  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. Immediately after purchasing the vehicle in July of 2007, the contact noticed that the catalytic converter warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. After the illumination, the vehicle stalled. The dealer repaired the vehicle and they replaced the diesel particular filter. The dealer showed the contact how to reset the computer in order to restart the vehicle whenever it stalled. Recently, the vehicle was towed to the dealer because the exhaust system needed to be fully serviced and repaired. Approximately one week later, one of the truck drivers had to avoid crashing into a school bus because the vehicle stalled again. The vehicle was driven to the dealer and they stated that the diesel particular filter was defective. The manufacturer stated that they would replace the vehicle or purchase it back. The current and failure mileages were 29,000.

- Rosharon, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 092008

Ram 3500

  • 140,000 miles
I was driving my truck across country and the power downgraded. I took it to a Dodge service dept and they told me my exhaust catalytic system was 90% plugged and it would cost over $6000 to replace it, but because of the nationwide problem with the catalytic system, there would be at least a 2 week wait to get the parts. I managed to drive it back to my home Dodge service dept. They gave me the same prognosis but only ordered a particulate filter, costing over $3000. Again, because of the high demand, I had to wait for the backordered part. I was also told that because of the faulty catalytic system, there would be carbon buildup on the egr valve, exhaust brake, and turbo that would suffer damage and would need to be cleaned regularly, taking a mechanic over 6 hours of labor to do so each time at a rate of $80/hr. This repair took place on 9-2-08. Then 9 days later, I was driving down an interstate highway when the truck shut itself down. Luckily, it was late and there was no traffic accident as I managed to barely roll onto the shoulder. I had to be towed to the nearest Dodge service dept and they determined that the catalytic was clogged again, charging me another $3000 to replace a part, and taking another 6 hours to clean my turbo and drill a port into it for future cleaning. I was told that drilling a hole into the turbo was Dodge quick remedy to the catalytic system causing carbon buildup on the turbo. On 12-7-08, my exhaust brake stopped working and as of 12-9-08 the Dodge service dept is replacing the $2000 turbo/ exhaust brake, damaged because of carbon buildup due to the faulty catalytic system.

- Moores Hill, IN, USA

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