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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,767 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2008 Dodge Ram 3500 engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 172009

Ram 3500

  • 14,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that when traveling 60 mph, the vehicle would stall sporadically before independently restarting at full power and abnormally accelerating. The contact momentarily lost control of the vehicle as a result of the failure. The manufacturer wanted the contact to run an engine retarder on the vehicle. This would hold the vehicle back using the engine, it would compress and release from the engine. The manufacturer also stated that the failure was normal for the throttle of the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 14,000 and the current mileage 30,000.

- Billings , MT, USA

problem #2

Apr 152010

Ram 3500

  • 5,300 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge sprinter 3500. The contact was driving at approximately 55 mph, when the vehicle suddenly lost power and the check engine light illuminated. The contact pulled over and had the vehicle towed to an authorized dealership; the dealer did not find any problems after inspecting the vehicle. The failure mileage was approximately 5,300. The current mileage was approximately 5,500. Updated 11/03/10.

- Fleetwood, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 152008

Ram 3500

  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500. On three occasions, while driving between 30-60 mph, the vehicle shut down and would not restart. The vehicle had to be towed each time. The dealer stated that the exhaust system was clogged. The current mileage was 12,000 and failure mileage was 4,000.

- St. George, UT, USA

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