2008 Dodge RAM 1500 Electrical System Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2008 Dodge RAM 1500 Electrical System Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1171517
 Internal NHTSA #10702928
 ManufacurerChrysler (FCA US LLC)
 BrandDODGE
 ModelRAM 1500
 Model Year2008
 File date25/03/15
 ComponentELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemMy wife and 2 kids (4yr and 6yr) were driving over railroad tracks at about 25 miles per hour when suddenly the car turned off. Power steering and brakes were suddenly no longer available and my wife steered in the middle of an intersection before she came to a halt. Luckily nothing happened. She switched the transmission into p, the car started flawlessly and she parked it to call her mom to pick her up. I then got to the car and wondering what might have happened. Reading about ignition locks causing this symptom, i lightly tugged on the ignition key while idling. The car turned off easily. Knowing my wife puts whichever car key she needs on her key chain, i suspected that this may have been the problem. I tried it out and -sure enough- repeated the event. She normally drives her 2013 jeep wrangler which has the identical type of ignition switch. This one however does not turn off the car when one pulls on the key while the car is idling in gear. I was surprised when i did not find a lot on issues with dodge ignition switches and would never describe this occurrence on a 7 year old car, if it hadn't been so terrifying. Never did i feel so unprotected! Losing power and becoming a widower is really just one small tug away.... Thought i shared.... Ps: of course i will get a new ignition switch.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure105000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateHENDERSONVILLE, NC
VIN pattern 1D7HU18238SXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase18/10/19
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders8
Drive train type4WD
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed25
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's city
 Dealer's state code
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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