definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,500 miles

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2008 Dodge Ram 5500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Dodge Ram 5500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 012008

Ram 5500

  • 8,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram. While driving various speeds, the instrument panel gauges and lighting will flicker and the vehicle shuts off. Occasionally, the vehicle becomes very difficult to start. The most recent failure was noticed at 25 mph. The dealer replaced the control module at least five times, but the failure still persists. The contact feels that the vehicle is unsafe to drive and a crash could occur. The current mileage was 14,300 and failure mileage was 8,000.

- Elkton, MD, USA

problem #1

Apr 272009

Ram 5500

  • 59,000 miles
My lights started to fail then all of a sudden my trucks electrical all went out while going down the highway and would not start back up with no power I had to struggle to get the truck stopped the fuse box caught fire nothing else was damaged. The dealership ways it is the bed manufactures fault. This bed manufacture cm in madil ok services all trucks not just Dodge and has not had this issue on any but Dodge the fuse box over loads and shorts out. I have to spend 1300 dollars in repairs not to mention a week of no pay as my truck makes me money.

- Midlothain, TX, USA

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