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 ID972443
 Internal NHTSA #10504904
 ManufacurerChrysler Group LLC
 BrandDODGE
 ModelRAM 1500
 Model Year2008
 File date24/03/13
 ComponentPOWER TRAIN
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemDriving at a speed of 45 mph the truck--2008 dodge ram 1500 5. 7 hemi-- died. I had no power steering. I was able to shift into neutral and stop. Very thankful i was on a country lane and not on a freeway because there was no warning and i could have been in a horrible accident. The check gauges light icon was flashing as i tried to re-start it. It would crank but not start. After waiting for 15 minutes it did start up again. The engine icon light was showing and it said that an oil change was needed. The oil change wasn't due yet for another 1000 miles, or, two weeks on my three month schedule. I get the oil changed every three months. It tried to stall from then on as i accelerated from a stop, on my way to to the dealer. The diagnostic showed a code for the egr valve, which was replaced. This was fixed four days ago and so far so good, but am very anxious when i drive now, worrying that it might happen again, especially after seeing so many posts online with others experiencing the same problem with their dodge ram trucks. This truck has 35,300 miles on it. This truck was serviced six weeks before this incident with: a 16 cylinder hemi tune-up; a throttle body service, fuel induction flush and fuel system treatment; transmission service with filter change; machined front and rear rotors; and tire rotation.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure35300
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateRICHMOND, TX
VIN pattern 1D7HA18238SXXXXXX
 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 cylinders8
Drive train typeRWD
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed45
 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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