really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,010 miles

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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 suspension problems

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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #10

Aug 042011

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 37,000 miles


Death wobble on an 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 4X4 crew cab long bed. This recently happened six times and does not stop until the truck is almost to a stop. Went into other lane once causing other drivers to avoid collision. Just recently have had the truck over 65 mph. Drove 75 mph on I -80 to co, and then to coast of ca. Death wobble has happened at speeds of 30 mph to 70 mph. The front end wobbles slightly on small bumps which puts you on edge thinking it will go into a violent wobble immediately at normal highway speeds, or below. There is no visible damage to any parts in the front end and alignment seems fine. No solution had yet been found.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #9

Jun 112011

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 82,000 miles
While driving 2008 Dodge Ram mega cab (~82,000 miles) on I-39 North from bloomington il at mile marker 87, complete loss of steering occured on vehicle. Was able to get vehicle to stop. Got out and inspected vehicle found outer tie rod on passenger side seperated. Call police and Chrysler customer service. Tow truck took vehicle to rochelle il Dodge dealer. Il state patrol was on site also.

- Sun Prairie, WI, USA

problem #8

Jul 152011

Ram 2500

  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact was driving 5 mph when the contact heard a loud noise from the front end of the vehicle. The contact pulled over to inspect the vehicle and found that the front driver side tie-rod was fractured. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic to have the tie-rod replaced. The mechanic also noticed the passenger side tie-rod was faulty and the ball joints were defective. The contact stated that a crash could have occurred if the vehicle was on the highway during the failure. The failure mileage was 41,000. Kmj

- Plainview, TX, USA

problem #7

Jun 012010

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 2,000 miles


I own a 2005 and a 2008 Dodge diesel 4X4, automatic trans. I've had to replace both stabilizer bars and links as well as all the other bars running across the front of the trucks. I've already replaced the linkage and steering box on the 08 due to loss of steering involving an accident. I now have the steering gear and linkage going out on the 05. The dealership says there's no recall on my problems. Funny how its happening w.both trucks. The 05 had about 50,000 when the problems stared occurring and the 08 started at approx. 2,000 mi, my shop had told me my wheel bearings were already getting worn and needed replacing soon in the 08, and its still new!! the tranny has been rebuilt in the 05 at 50,000. The 08 has been in the shop at least 5 times already and now has 14,000 on it. Im sure spending alot of money on both trucks with the same problems I wish someone would look into these issues. Its pretty strange both trucks have the same problems. Dodge acknowledges these problems but tells me I still have to pay for itbecause they're using better parts that are more costly. If im paying for it anyway I might as well take them to another shop I trust. I wouldn't advise anyone to buy a Dodge. Nothing but a headache and im going broke! I've lost my faith and am scared to even take my children to school!

- Springville, CA, USA

problem #6

May 152010

Ram 2500

  • miles
I was driving my 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 (gas) coming into town and slowed down to approx. 50 mph and hit a small bump in the road. The truck began to shake violently and I thought the whole front end had fallen apart. Luckily I was able to pull over without causing an accident. I checked over truck and could find nothing obviously wrong. Took it to Dodge dealer and they said they could find nothing wrong with truck and that they had never heard of this type of complaint. I now believe this to be a lie after reading so many other similar complaints. This problem will kill some one soon if Dodge continues to ignore these complaints. My heart took about an hour to settle down I was so terrified.

- Olds, 00, USA

problem #5

Aug 142010

Ram 2500

  • 100 miles
When you run over a bump or seam in the road with the right front tire and then immediately after with the left front tire, the front of the truck starts bouncing uncontrollably until the speed of the truck is reduced drastically. This occurs with speeds between 55 and 80 mph. It occurs approximately once per month, you never know the next time it happens. The ball joints and steering box were rebuilt with new numbered parts and has not corrected the front suspension problem.

- Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 182008

Ram 2500

  • 11,000 miles


My truck shakes violently when I hit imperfections in the road. It happens 3 or more times a week. I have to stop my truck to get the shaking to cease. I have had it to the dealer more than once for the problem. They could not "replicate the problem" the first two times. The third time I drove and the service man rode with me. They determined it was the tires that were causing the problem. They said tires were not covered in the warranty. I bought new tires and that did not fix the problem. Took the truck back to them, they said Dodge told them" that there was no known fix for this problem." And for them to "just put a new steering damper on to see what that does." That only put a bandaid on the problem. Now the "death wobble" is back, and im past my warranty. Just like they wanted to begin with. I got the truck on 7/4/08, the first occurrence was 11/18/08 when the truck had only 11,000 miles on it.

- Seminole, OK, USA

problem #3

May 202010

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • 29,000 miles
I have a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 with cummins diesel. This truck is completely stock and has the notorious death wobble. The shaking is extremely violent and starts when I hit a small bump at highway speeds of 65 mph. It has happened Apr. 20 times in the last three weeks and typically I have to slow down to as low as 20 mph to get it to stop shaking. I have had it to the dealership twice with no improvement. They tell me everything is ok and that they have never heard of such a problem. It wasn't until I did some research on the internet and discovered that it is a substantial complaint with many truck owners. Why has there not been a safety recall or further investigation by the NHTSA? believe me, this is a very serious and unsafe condition.

- Cloverdale, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012009

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • 33,000 miles
I have an 08 Dodge 2500 4X4 diesel. When I go over 60mph and hit a bump it does that "death wobble" it does it every time I even hit an imperfection in the highway, I replaced the steering damper/stabilizer, and Dodge replaced all 4 ball joints at only 34,000 miles. But it still does it, even worse at times.I haven't wrecked or anything I just have to slow down to about 40 mph to get it to stop. That is very dangerous when the speed limit is 75 mph. I drive all around the country for work, and this occurs every single time I drive it. The truck is only about 8 months old. I bought it brand new.

- Paden, OK, USA

problem #1

Jun 282009

Ram 2500

  • 25,000 miles
I own a 2008 Dodge 2500. Im having what people are calling "death wobble" my local dealer, Colorado springs Dodge says there is nothig wrong with my truck and I should replace my tires. They want to wash their hands of this and place blame on someone else.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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