definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,000 miles

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2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 222010

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles


While traveling in heavy rain, the wipers started to operate in intermittent mode, even though the switch was set to continues operation. Minutes later, they seemed to quit altogether. Using window wash would get me the normal four swipe function, so I had to continue under this pattern. As I continued, the wiper function would occasionally return to full, or intermittent function without regard to switch position (except off). The next day was dry, and the wipers operated normally, and local dealer could not find a problem. In the next rain, the problem returned after about twenty minutes of use. I returned to the dealer, but rain had stopped, and so did the problem. It has now been about three years of dealing with this issue, and still I get nothing but frustrated shrugs. This problem can arise within minutes of rain, or thirty plus minutes, but does not happen if I run the wipers without rain. I did one experiment when the truck had been parked outdoors and it started to rain. Without moving, I started the wipers and let them run. They operated normally for more then an hour before the problem started, so I believe airflow is getting water some place that is causing the problem. After informing the dealer, they want to do a very expensive trial and error, now that the truck is out of warranty.

- Riverside, WA, USA

problem #1

Mar 202014

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that while traveling 40 mph, the windshield reservoir emitted washer fluid onto the windshield. The contact stated that the vehicle lost all electrical power and emitted a burning odor. In addition, the vehicle electrical system caught on fire. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the total intergraded power module failed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 64,000.

- Bynum, TX, USA

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