hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,242 miles

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2008 Dodge Ram 3500 suspension problems

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2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #12

Jun 112014

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles


Driving down road at 55mph road curved to the left and the front end started shaking so violently that the side pockets and the dash emptied onto the floor and didn't stop until I got down to approximately 20 mph.

- Mount Vernon, AR, USA

problem #11

Feb 212015

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
There is a recall on the tie rod. The vehicle was taken to a Chrysler dealership in kissimme fl in 2014 on two different occasions. We were told by the dealership both times that the tie rod was not bad and they would not change it out. On 2/21/15, I was driving approximately 10 mph when the tie rod fractured and I lost complete steering and was shot left of center. Fortunately, there was no oncoming traffic and I was able to pull off the side of the road without crashing into anything or anyone. I was less than 1/4 mile from the main road, and I shutter to think what would have happened if I would have been on that 4 lane highway. This could have been prevented if the dealership would have done its job with the recall.

- Radnor, OH, USA

problem #10

May 312013

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 80,000 miles
While driving down the road whether it is on the highway running 65-75 or on a side road running 45-60 if you hit a bump, come off a bridge, or drive over anything that is not smooth road the vehicle will go into an uncontrollable wobble/shake. In order to regain control of the truck you have to slow down slowly and steadily and pray you don't start changing lanes because when she starts shaking it's driving itself! I know I'm not the only person that experiences this. The NHTSA needs to put some heat on Dodge about this because it's going to get someone hurt!

- Raeford, NC, USA

problem #9

Aug 052009

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 2,500 miles


Vehicle has a death wobble, dealerships keep replacing steering damper, three times since 2009, it comes on unexpectedly, the problem is in the front end, just turned 40,000 miles, I will not allow anyone to drive this truck, it is an accident waiting to happen, Dodge dealerships will not resolve the issue correctly. Thus why it has only 40K on it. I do not want to even drive it over 45 mph. It has the problem again, I would like to trade it in, but do not want to give someone this headache. I will not even drive with my children in this truck. Also have had egr valve issues. Please force Dodge to do something before someone that does not know how to handle vehicles like this get behind the wheels and kills a family. Thank you.

- Charlatan, NY, USA

problem #8

Jun 192012

Ram 3500

  • 109,000 miles
Driving 40 mph over a bridge, the front end of the vehicle became completely uncontrollable. The front wheels were violently shaking and the steering wheel could not be controlled due to the abrupt and violent steering shaking and vibration. It felt like the front wheels were going to break off the truck. I had to jam on the brakes and come to a complete stop in traffic.

- Ormond Beach, FL, USA

problem #7

Aug 152012

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 72,000 miles
Pulling out from carport turned sharp to the left herd a loud pop. Got out the truck to see tie rod snapped at the ball joint.

- Grand Cane, LA, USA

problem #6

Jun 012011

Ram 3500

  • 42,000 miles


Death wobble! I hit a pot hole or rough bump in the road and the suspension shakes so violently that I could hardly hold on to the steering wheel. All the items on the console went on to the floor, cleared the dash and center console. This was the first of 5 times I have had this happen. 3 times when coming off a bridge deck. All times the truck is at approximately 65mph. The only way to stop the violent shaking is to brake and bring the vehicle to a near stop. The problem with this is its always happened on the freeway where there are other vehicles all around. Very dangerous and scares the life out of me. I have replaced steering control link with tie rod ends. Stabilizer bar, added after market steering box stabilizer and done two alignments. All parts are like new there is only 55000 miles on the truck. There is definitely a design flaw with the suspension! I have owned 4 other trucks. 2 with solid axles in the front and never had this problem.

- Deland, FL, USA

problem #5

Apr 052011

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 47,000 miles
Vehicle was purchased in November 2010, and the so call "death wobble" was not noticed until April 2011. I had taken the vehicle into the dealership where purchased, they found nothing wrong with the front end, yet rotated the tires, re-aligned the front end and replaced a control arm. The Chevy dealership where the vehicle was purchased also contacted a Dodge dealer who denied any problems with the front end of these vehicle. The vehicle is driven little, and several times this month (December 2011) while driving on a major highway, while approaching a bridge doing 65 to 70 mph., or where the pavement is rough the vehicle started this "death wobble", almost to the point there is no control. The driver can not gain full control of vehicle until the speed is reduced. I did notice on the net that Chrysler did issue a service letter to their dealers that a problem may exist, yet nothing was mentioned to the Chevy dealership when they contacted Chrysler. This vehicle was purchased to tow a ten-thousand pound rv, and yet, I have not experienced a wobble while pulling that unit, I'm sure it is just a matter of time. Chrysler needs to step up, come up with a solution, recall and fix these vehicles. Customers deserve better than what Chrysler is doing, after all the customers pays thousands of dollars for their product. There is a serious safety issue here that needs to be addressed.

- Arnold, MO, USA

problem #4

Oct 212011

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 87,900 miles
Dodge death wobble, has happened since the original date also. Dealer has had in and "fixed" 3 times. It is currently back at the dealers service now.

- Decatur, IL, USA

problem #3

Jul 062011

Ram 3500

  • 50,000 miles
My wife and I just bought a 2008 Dodge 3500 mega cab 2 months ago from a Dodge dealer after 2 weeks of owning the truck we were on the interstate going about 65-70 mph and hit a regular bump in the road the tires started shaking and the steering wheel and the truck became uncontrollable almost resulting in a crash. We finally got it to stop when we slowed to about 30mph on the interstate which is not fun at all. This has happened 4 or 5 times in the month in a half we have owned this truck. We took the truck back to dealer they said that the problem was the tires need balanced and rotated. We got the truck back and it still does the same thing. Called the dealer back told them of the problem its been a week and no phone call back to us to get the problem fixed. I'm very unhappy with this dealer and with Dodge. I am very scared to drive this truck and to put my family in it. I own a business along with my family and if there is something wrong we fix it if its our mistake. Something is wrong with these trucks it should not take someone's life to figure that out. Dodge needs to buck up and face these people that have forked out so much money on their so called best trucks. We want an answer and a fix before its someone's life. I challenge Dodge big wigs to put their family in a death wobble Dodge and see how comfortable and confident they are then. Your wife and kids will cry just like mine when your truck does the death wobble and almost goes under a semi doing 65 mph. Its [xxx] and you all are not taking my family away from me because of your mess up so **** it ***** if nothing gets done I will never own another Dodge again. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Laurel, IN, USA

problem #2

Mar 232011

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 74,500 miles
Turning steering. Right outer tierod joint failure. Joint ball came out of it's socket causing steering linkage to fall down on right side and jam against tire locking wheel also. Replace right outer tierod and align front end.

- Gilmanton, NH, USA

problem #1

Jan 012009

Ram 3500

  • 10,000 miles
2008 Dodge 3500 dual rear wheels. Anytime I hit a bump in the road, my truck goes into a uncontrollable shake. The truck is unsafe to drive and I will be selling it.

- Saegertown, PA, USA

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