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 ID931532
 Internal NHTSA #10467200
 ManufacurerCHRYSLER GROUP LLC
 BrandDODGE
 ModelRAM 1500
 Model Year2008
 File date05/06/12
 ComponentPOWER TRAIN
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemDriving home from work down the highway i heard a loud whine coming from the rear end of the truck. I pulled over to the shoulder and was slowing down when the rear end locked up causing the truck to buck and skid to a stop. The drive shaft was lying on the ground having disconnected from the rear end. Once the truck was home i discovered nothing had broken. It looked like the pinion nut had loosened allowing the yoke to back off the pinion until they finally disconnected. Luckily for me, i had pulled over to the shoulder, so i was not actually doing highway speed when the drive shaft fell off, but the whine started at highway speeds and if i had not pulled over, or was not able to pull over, it very easily could have happened on the crowded highway during the rush hour with everyone trying to get home. I contacted chrysler about this incident, but have heard nothing back from them regarding it. There is a nhtsa campaign (# pe12021) regarding this issue in 2009-2010 ram 1500s. I hope that is expanded to include other years as mine is a 2008 ram 1500 and had the exact issue as is described in that investigation. I have heard of others (granted from internet message boards, so no way of verifying it) with this problem as well, so this problem is not limited to the 2009-2010 model years.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure70000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateSTILLWATER, OK
VIN pattern XXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase23/10/19
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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Transmission type
 Vehicle speed65
 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
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 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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