really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,546 miles

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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Dec 262011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 34,844 miles


Lower control arm bushings failed after 34,000 miles.

- Portage, IN, USA

problem #6

Nov 012009

Ram 1500

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated while driving 65 mph at a lower speed or over a bump in the road the vehicle began shaking violently and shifted into the next lane. The failure was experienced numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure. The dealer test drove the vehicle but was unable to duplicate the failure and stated that the suspension was designed tightly therefore nothing was wrong with the vehicle. The manufacturer filed case number 21400501. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 48,000. Updated 10/18/11

- Gainsville , GA, USA

problem #5

Jun 232011

Ram 1500

  • 52,000 miles
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 left front tie rod replacement. I had to have the tie rod and stablizer bar replaced due to a defect. Vehicle had only 52,000 miles driven.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #4

Feb 282010

Ram 1500

  • 1,753 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab. The contact stated the shocks were defective and leaking unknown fluids. The dealer replaced the right shocks and two weeks later, the left shocks failed. The dealer advised the necessary parts to make the repairs were on back order and could not provide a specific date when they were expected to arrive. The manufacturer was not contacted regarding the failure in the left shocks. The failure mileage was 1,753 and the current mileage was 23,222.

- Pekin, IL, USA

problem #3

Sep 052009

Ram 1500

  • 10,500 miles
At about 45 miles per hour, the truck will begin to shake violently, the steering becomes tight and ultimately the truck involuntarily pulls to the right, forcing me onto the shoulder. Has occurred 2 times, once in July 09 and also 9-5-09. The dealer claims they cannot duplicate and implied that the tires were underinflated.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

problem #2

Apr 012009

Ram 1500

  • 29,000 miles
The two front struts on our 2008 Dodge are leaking. This is a part covered under the extended warranty. The issue is that this part is on a national back order with Chrysler. This is an issue that for whatever reason is not considered a recall item. This item also causes the front tires to deteriorate and go flat regularly. Tires are not covered under warranty so this becomes an expense and/or burden on the owners. This is also a safety issue because the vehicle is not able to properly maintain a lane in traffic when there are changes in road texture, pot holes, or if there are road deterioration issues. These changes cause the vehicle to bounce out of control and it makes it difficult to safely maneuver the vehicle in traffic. We have talked to several service managers who have all confirmed this issue. It is a nationwide issue that needs to be handled for the safety of our roads and highways.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

May 122008

Ram 1500

  • 500 miles
Absolutely horrible shocks/suspension road handling ability of 2008 Dodge Ram 1500. Truck would "jump" or "skip" over pot holes, seams in asphalt/cement transitions and other areas. When wet pavement was present, it would skip sideways a bit, and onetime spun out. Front shocks were blown at 12,000 miles, but handled very poorly when bought brand new last September. Dodge denied any problems, "that is just how they ride" is what I was told. Other individuals with same model vehicle I personally know have the same problems. No aftermarket support available either.

- Ogden, UT, USA

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