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Recall List for the 2008 Dodge Ram 4500

Official recall notices have been issued for the 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Dodge service shop immediately!

  1. 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #13V527000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 06, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 36,710

    Summary: Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 RAM 4500 and 5500 trucks manufactured February 20, 2007, through December 22, 2012. The left tie rod assembly may break.

    Consequence: A failure of the tie rod assembly may result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Interim notices were sent to owners during January 2014. A second letter will be mailed to owners when a permanent remedy for this condition becomes available. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N63. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V527000 »

  2. 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #10V657000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 24, 2010
    • Vehicles Affected: 15,271

    Summary: Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 vehicles. These vehicles may experience a weakening and fracture of the left ball stud on the tie rod resulting in the potential loss of steering.

    Consequence: Loss of steering control of the vehicle could increase the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Chrysler will notify owners and replace the left outer tie rod free of charge. The safety recall began on March 7, 2011. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10V657000 »

  3. 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER NHTSA Campaign #09E009000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 13, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,364

    Summary: Chrysler is recalling 1,364 windshield wiper modules, P/N 55077098aj, sold during the 2008 and 2009 calendar year for use as aftermarket replacement equipment on MY 2002-2009 Dodge Ram pickup trucks. These wiper module assemblies may be susceptible to water intrusion that could result in partial or complete loss of windshield wiper capability.

    Consequence: When the wiper system fails, the operator will have reduced visibility which could result in a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the wiper module assemblies with vented wiper motor housings free of charge. The safety recall began on August 28, 2009. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E009000 »

  4. 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR NHTSA Campaign #09V084000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 13, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 65,896

    Summary: Chrysler is recalling 65,896 MY 2008-2009 light and heavy duty Dodge Ram pickup trucks. The windshield wiper module motor assembly may be susceptible to water intrusion that could result in partial or complete loss of windshield wiping capability.

    Consequence: When the wiper system fails, the operator will have reduced visibility which could result in a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the wiper module assemblies with vented wiper motor housings free of charge. The safety recall began on August 17, 2009. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09V084000 »

  5. 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 STEERING:LINKAGES NHTSA Campaign #09E001000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 13, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 18,000

    Summary: Chrysler is recalling 18,000 aftermarket steering linkages used for service on some MY 2003 through 2008 Dodge Ram heavy duty pickup trucks. The subject linkages may experience drag link inner tie rod to pitman arm ball stud fracture, also, the steering linkage damper attaching bracket may yeild and shift on the linkage. The part numbers of the affected assemblies is 52122362aa through 52122362ad.

    Consequence: This could result in a loss of steering control and the restricted ability to turn the vehicle in one direction increasing the risk of a crash without warning.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the steering linkage drag link inner tie rod end assembly, and inspect the steering linkage damper bracket free of charge. The recall began on June 6, 2009. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E001000 »

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