fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,273 miles

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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 engine problems

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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 282011

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 27,818 miles


2008 Dodge Ram diesel check engine light. Codes shows turbo problems. They have reprogrammed computer, cleaned the turbo twice, replaced the turbo and the check engine light keeps coming on. The truck has been in the shop for this 3 times. And total of 7 days, and back again tomorrow.

- Nevada, NV, USA

problem #2

Mar 222009

Ram 2500

  • 12,000 miles
Vehicle has experienced sudden loss of power numerous times. Creates a hazardous safety situation when it's impossible to accelerate into/with traffic. Five attempts to repair this problem have been made since March, 2009.

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 082009

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • 18,000 miles
On my 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel pickup truck sometimes when you accelerate, there is little to no response except black smoke billowing from the exhaust. You have to press the accelerator completely to the floor to get any response, and then it will only do maybe 5-10 mph. Maximum. This happens at random times, and there seems to be no way to predict when it will happen. It happens from a stopped position, as well as accelerating to pass a vehicle at highway speeds. In the case of highway (passing a vehicle) speed, the engine will lose power, but will not completely quit. In either case, you must pull over, turn off the vehicle, and restart it for it to perform normally. This problem first began in late July, 2009. I took the truck to the dealer for repairs on August 14th. 2009. According to the work order (invoice), they replaced a particulate filter, and did a turbo test. The check engine light came back on about 3.5 miles after I left the dealer, and the truck was billowing heavy black smoke. When I took it back to the dealer for the same repair, I was told they were going to do the same thing. A new filter, and a turbo test. They did not have a filter in stock, so they did not make any repairs, and they told me they did not expect this to repair the problem anyway, as it had no affect the last time they did it. The latest incident occurred on October 8, 2009.

- Dothan, AL, USA

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