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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Dodge Ram 5500 engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Dodge Ram 5500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 052015

Ram 5500

  • 20,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 5500. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 10 mph, the vehicle started smoking from under the hood and electrical system failed. The vehicle caught fire and all warning indicators were illuminated continuously. The engine stalled but failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 20,000.

- Scottsboro , AL, USA

problem #1

Apr 022012

Ram 5500

  • 76,000 miles
2 things have happened. At a normal idle in park, the vehicle after about a minute has surges (a quick high rev) then once the rev stops the truck engine light flickers and sounds like it wants to stall. In another case, while sitting at a red light the truck has a rough idle that causes the truck to shake. This has happened numerous times. I have not taken the truck to the dealer for fear that it would cost alot of money to have this checked out.

- West Covina, CA, USA

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