Dodge Ram 4500 2008



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Dodge Ram 4500 2008 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
08-007-0803/04/200810024966No engine crank or no engine start due to electronic lockup of the wcm/skreem. *nj2008-06-11
180440710/12/200710023422Mil illumination due to diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0524 - engine oil pressure too low. *kb2007-12-10
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM
0703709/25/2007100231972007 - 2008 (dh/d1) ram truck - cummins 6.7l - excessive exhaust soot accumulation. *nj2007-11-01
EQUIPMENT
TB 08-24602/08/200810025266Jerr-dan: revised carrier mud flap installation on 2008 ford f550 and dodge ram 4500/5000 chassis cabs. *pe2008-07-23
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
230410608/08/2007230350710023351Exterior lamp - lens fogging. *nj2007-12-04
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
08-03604/23/2008100248922008 (dh/d1/dc/dm) - injection pump fuel control actuator. *nj2008-06-05
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
RRT-08-09712/17/200810028388Chrysler:dodge: approximately 2969 vehicles, equipped with an automatic transmission, may have been shipped with a gearshift cable that may slip out of adjustment and not allow low gear selection. *pe2009-03-27
21-018-0807/12/200810026168Chrysler/dodge/jeep: flash:diagnostic trouble code, dtc p0740 or p1798 and automatic transmission shift improvements 1-2 or 2-3 cold shift improvements. *pe2008-10-03
STEERING
SB-19-002-1001/23/201010033671Dodge: steering wander. involves selecting the proper repair procedure based upon vehicle build dates and then aligning the vehicle with revised specs. *pe2010-09-03
0704811/15/200710023639Steering damper bolt that may not have been tightened to specification. *nj2008-01-18
STEERING - GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
RRT-08-09712/17/200810028388Chrysler:dodge: approximately 2969 vehicles, equipped with an automatic transmission, may have been shipped with a gearshift cable that may slip out of adjustment and not allow low gear selection. *pe2009-03-27
STEERING - LINKAGES - TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
SB19-001-11 REVA08/09/201110041904Dodge: bulletin providing alignment procedures for tie rod ball stud housing for the right and left. model yrs for cab chassis (reg and mega pickups and 4x4) 2003-2011. *pe2011-11-16
Dodge Ram 4500 2008 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
01/10/201283071
 At 50 mph, the power steering pulley came off of my 2008 dodge ram 4500 causing the steering and brakes to fail.thankfully,my arm strenght and trailer brakes saved me this time.according to the dealer,the power steering pump is not covered by warranty or under any recall.
STEERING
01/10/201283071
 At 50 mph, the power steering pulley came off of my 2008 dodge ram 4500 causing the steering and brakes to fail.thankfully,my arm strenght and trailer brakes saved me this time.according to the dealer,the power steering pump is not covered by warranty or under any recall.
03/10/201139000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2008 dodge ram 4500. the vehicle was included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number: 10v657000 (steering:linkages:tie rod assembly) and the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. the contact was informed by the dealer that the necessary parts needed to perform the repairs were not readily available and would need to be ordered. the contact was told that they would notify him when the parts became available but he had not been notified. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 39,000.
03/10/201139000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 dodge ram 4500. the vehicle was included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v657000 (steering:linkages:tie rod assembly). the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was told the necessary parts needed to perform the repairs were going to be ordered. the contact was told they would notify him when the parts were available but he has not heard anything from them since. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 39,000. sm.
SUSPENSION - FRONT
02/25/2011115000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2008 dodge 4500. the contact was driving approximately 10 mph when the steering wheel began to malfunction and became unresponsive. the vehicle was towed to the dealer where the technician advised that the tie rods would need replacing and that there was a recall for the driver side tie rod in which the contacts vehicle was included. the nhtsa campaign id number was not available. the technician replaced the driver side tie rod and advised that the passenger side tie rod would not be repaired under the recall. the contact attempted to contact the manufacturer in regards to the repairs but to no avail. the vehicle was repaired. the vin was unavailable. the approximate failure mileage was 115,000.
02/25/2011115000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2008 dodge 4500. while driving approximately 10 mph the contact stated the steering wheel was not steering properly and the driver was not able to control the steering wheel properly. the vehicle was towed to the dealer where the technicians stated there was a recall for the tie rod and the vehicle was included. the nhtsa campaign id was not available. the the technicians replaced the driver side tie rod. the technicians stated the passenger side tie rod was not included in the recall and the contact would have to cover the costs of repair for the passenger side tie rod. the manufacturer was contacted and have not returned the contacts call. the vin was unavailable. the vehicle was repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 115,000. ds
05/14/201050000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2008 dodge ram 4500. while driving at 3 mph in reverse, the front end of the vehicle suddenly fell. the vehicle had not been inspected or repaired at the time of the complaint. the current and failure mileages were approximately 50,000.