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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,139 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #14

Aug 032016

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

Poke with dealership on 8/6/16 and 11/8/16 and they informed me that they had not received the parts yet. And I would be notified by manufacturer when parts are available, when might the be available?

- League City, TX, USA

problem #13

Aug 292016

Ram 3500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags). The part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The interim recall notice provide a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Leming, TX, USA

problem #12

Aug 282016

Ram 3500

  • 128,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owned a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500. While driving approximately 45 mph, the contact swerved to avoid a crash. The vehicle drove off the shoulder, tumbled down a hill, and crashed into trees. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. Meanwhile, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 16V352000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 128,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Hathaway Pines, CA, USA

problem #11

Aug 122016

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received a recall notification over four years ago for NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 and 16V352000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Williams, AZ, USA

problem #10

Feb 062015

Ram 3500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V352000 (air bags) and 15V046000 (air bags). The part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Warren, OR, USA

problem #9

Jul 202015

Ram 3500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Williams, AZ, USA

problem #8

Mar 012016

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles

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

2008 Dodge Ram 3500. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available to repair airbag recall notice.

- Holcomb, MS, USA

problem #7

Jan 202015

Ram 3500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received a recall notification for the air bags. The part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Marble Hill, MO, USA

problem #6

Dec 132015

Ram 3500

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owned a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500. While stopped, the contact's vehicle was struck head on by another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact and front seat passenger sustained injuries to the head, concussions, and lacerations to the face that required medical attention. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags). The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an independent salvage facility. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Morrow, OH, USA

problem #5

Dec 132013

Ram 3500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 13V528000 (steering) and was not able to schedule the repair within a reasonable time frame. The dealer only indicated that they would order the parts for several months. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and was unable to determine when the parts would become available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #4

Nov 102014

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The contact went to the dealer twice and was placed on a waiting list for an extended period of time. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Lucas, IA, USA

problem #3

Sep 162012

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 50,551 miles
A car turned into our path which made the front end of that car hit the front end of our truck on the driver side of the front end. Causing the frame to bend in two places, bending the steering wheel. Seat belts were on. The air bags never came out. Bought this truck new. Fan blade and front had to be replaced front diff hit engine oil pan, pan replaced left motor mount broken front diff sup arm replaced frame was replaced not repaired.

- Dover, PA, USA

problem #2

Dec 112009

Ram 3500

  • 6,400 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram pickup truck. He stated he was involved in a crash while driving 55 mph. The front air bags did not deploy at the time of the impact. While exiting the highway, he attempted to steer to avoid hitting an approaching vehicle but the steering wheel would not respond. The vehicle crashed into a concrete barrier along the highway head-on. Later, he received NHTSA campaign id number 09E001000, steering linkages; however when the dealer was contacted they stated that his VIN was not included. The passenger sustained moderate injuries which include head contusions, several cuts from the glass, neck injuries and cracked ribs. The driver sustained minor injuries to the head. Neither the driver or passenger's side air bag deployed. Repairs were made to the vehicle and covered under his insurance. The failure and current mileages were under 6,400.

- Glenwood, IA, USA

problem #1

May 092008

Ram 3500

  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500. While driving approximately 45 mph, the track bar failed in the steering column. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into two trees. The vehicle was completely destroyed and none of the air bags deployed. He is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. A police report was filed. The failure and current mileages were 8,000.

- La Vernia, TX, USA

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