2008 Dodge Ram 2500 engine NHTSA complaints: Engine And Engine Cooling:Engine:Diesel

NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Diesel Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,410 miles

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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 engine problems

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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 102010

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles


Submission from constituents re 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 pick up truck recall notice. (full document not imaged). The consumer stated, he experienced problems with the truck for several years. Whenever he went out of town, the vehicle would severely vibrate. The problems included, the tie rods and front end issues. Finally, the problem was identified in a recall letter, he received. Also, the egr had to be replaced at a cost of $ 950.

- Dinosaur, CO, USA

problem #6

Jul 012010

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 mega cab. When the contact attempted to accelerate, the vehicle stalled intermittently without warning. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. A complaint was filed with the manufacturer. The vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage is 41,000 and the failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 4/11/2011 *cnupdated updated 04/27/11

- Norco, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 012008

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 39,461 miles
I purchased a new Dodge Ram 2500 pick-up in March 2008. Within 5 weeks, vehicle started operating poorly. Check engine light would come on, truck would lose power, heavy black smoke from exhaust. Truck was brought back to dealership eight times in first six months. Dodge stated they could find no problems with vehicle. Problems continues and escalated. Truck continues to operate erratically. It has come to the point the vehicle loses all power and just shuts down while driving on the highway. This has occurred six times between November 2009 and December 2010. This is a serious safety issue! the truck has lost power and stopped on the iha and I narrowly missed being hit by tractor trailers. Dodge still refused to take this vehicle back or even acknowledge there is a serious safety problem!! need your help to get Dodge to do something to investigate and correct problem before someone is hurt or killed. Updated IVOQ 12/06/11

- Stamford, CT, USA

problem #4

Oct 182008

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel. The contact stated when the emission control system would load it would inhibit the vehicle acceleration capability. The contact stated that he had experienced the failure since the date of purchase. The dealer stated they performed a flash system check but did not correct the failure. The contact stated that the failure was most prominent when city driving or driving within stop and go traffic. The VIN was not accepted. The failure mileage was 1,500 and the current mileage was 12,000. Updated 01/24/11 updated 03/22/11

- East Rochester, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 042010

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles
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

Jan 222009

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • 8,900 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge 2500 megacab. The contact stated that the vehicle's turbo was failing, which occurs every three thousand miles. The check engine indicator illuminates due to carbon build up in the turbo because it was not being used. The contact and his wife were experiencing lethargic sickness every time they rode in the vehicle. The issue with the turbo has been occurring since March of 2008. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer twice for repairs and the contact feels that they do "band aid" work instead of properly repairing the carbon build-up. The contact feels that this is a safety issue because the vehicle emits fumes that leave the driver and passengers feeling nauseous. The current and failure mileages were 8,900. Updated 3/9/09 updated 03/11/09.

- Colton, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 032007

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge 2500. The contact stated that the oxygen sensor is defective. He has taken the vehicle to the dealer on nine occasions. The dealer advised him not to return because he was abusing the vehicle. Daimler Chrysler offered no assistance as well. The failure mileage was 11 and current mileage was 6,000. Updated 03/04/08 updated

- Olmito, TX, USA

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