2008 Dodge RAM 1500 Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2008 Dodge RAM 1500 Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1118347
 Internal NHTSA #10641754
 ManufacurerChrysler (FCA US LLC)
 BrandDODGE
 ModelRAM 1500
 Model Year2008
 File date05/10/14
 ComponentPOWER TRAIN
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI was driving with my 4 kids in the truck . Problem started with my speedometer fluctuating while on the interstate going 65mph then suddenly fell to 0 and stayed there. I then started to smell a foul smell resembling natural gas. My abs light, e brake light and engine light came on. Took nearest exit and pulled over to see what was wrong. Turned truck off then back on and all lights went away but speedo still not working. Continued driving to get it home then the truck started surging when i would let off the gas but would go away when i pressed the gas. Decided i needed to pull over again. I proceeded to the turning lane going 35pmh when all of sudden the rear end locked up and started fishtailing and spinning till it came to a stop. Luckily cars around me swerved around me to prevent from getting hit. Rear axle is leaking fluid and really bad smell. Had to get a flat bed to pull it on and off and unloaded at my house. Thankfully myself and my kids are safe. Unfortunately my 2008 ram 1500 quad cab does not fall under the 2009-2012 recall with the same pinion retaining nut backing out due to no loctite "adhesive" causing it to lock up. All i was told by chrysler was to save any repair receipts in the event the recall gets expanded. My local dodge dealer wants me to tow my truck and charge me $101. 89 just to diagnose it just to tell me it's the rear pinion locking nut :/ but they were sure to let me know of the windshield wiper motor that was under recall that i should get fixed.... I think this is a bit more important than a wiper motor. Nhtsa campaign # 13v038000/expansion recall # 12v-474/chrysler campaign n08 states dodge rams manufactured between february 2008 to june 2009 fell under the recall though my truck was manufactured july 2008 yet it doesn't apply????!
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure125000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateCRESTVIEW, FL
VIN pattern 1D7HA18K48JXXXXXX
 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 purchase14/10/19
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed35
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  • 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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