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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,467 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 5500 steering problems

steering problem

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2008 Dodge Ram 5500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 042010

Ram 5500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles

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

2008 Dodge Ram. Consumer expresses discontent with several problems with vehicle the U-joint, tie rod, steering linkage and axle all had to be replaced. The consumer stated most recently, the check engine light illuminated.

- Ellsworth, ME, USA

problem #2

Dec 112009

Ram 5500

  • 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 082009

Ram 5500

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram. While driving approximately 35 mph she heard rattling in the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic on two separate occasions. The front stabilizer end links and the shock brackets were replaced. Also the tie rods were replaced at an authorized dealer. The technician stated the failure was related to the recall under NHTSA campaign id number 09E001000 (steering;linkages). However, the VIN was excluded from recall defect. The failure mileage was 25,000. The current mileage was 41,000.

- Clinton, OH, USA

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