Dodge Sprinter 3500 2008

Model Sprinter 3500 made in 2008 by Dodge got 5 consumer complains as well as 3 recalls. Consumer complaints with reference to tires. . There were some recalls concerningpower train and seat belts.

Model 2008


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
08V352000SPRINTER ENGINEERING & COMPLIANCE SUPPORfrom 01/17/2008 to 02/26/2008V (Vehicle)7310/06/2008MFRSPRINTER ENGINEERING & COMPLIANCE SUPPOR07/29/200807/29/2008
Defect SummarySprinter is recalling 79 my 2008 dodge and freightliner 3500 trucks. some of the left drive shafts on the rear axle which were labeled with the charge indicator s, may contain cracks at the radius between the shaft and the flange.
Consequence SummaryThese cracks may cause a breakage of the drive shaft increasing the risk of crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers will check the left rear drive shaft for charge indicator s and replace it free of charge. the recall began on october 6, 2008. owners may contact sprinter at 1-843-695-5000.
NotesSprinter recall no. h27.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to
11V210000MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC - DBA SPRINTERfrom 10/01/2007 to 02/28/2011V (Vehicle)343707/15/2011MFRSPRINTER ENGINEERING & COMPLIANCE SUPPOR03/30/201104/01/2011571208 & 209
Defect SummaryMercedes-benz is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 2500 and 3500 sprinter vehicles equipped with an optional three-seat bench in the passenger compartment. the seat benches in the second seating row may have been equipped with safety belts that do not meet the minimum requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard 208, occupant protection in interior impact, and motor vehicle safety standard 209, seat belt assemblies. first, those safety belts may not lock as required. second, the assembly loop may not perform to minimum force requirements.
Consequence SummaryIn the event of a crash, the safety belts in these vehicles may not perform as required such that a seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury or death in the event of a crash.
Corrective SummaryMercedes-benz will inspect and replace any seat belt assemblies that do not meet the requirements free of charge. the safety recall began on july 15, 2011. owners may contact mercedes-benz at 843-695-5000.
NotesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to .
08V110000SPRINTER ENGINEERING & COMPLIANCE SUPPORfrom 12/12/2006 to 01/24/2008V (Vehicle)3406/30/2008MFRSPRINTER ENGINEERING & COMPLIANCE SUPPOR03/11/200803/11/2008
Defect SummarySprinter is recalling 34 my 2007-2008 dodge and freightliner sprinter 3500 cargo vans. some of these vans may not have had the correct brake components installed.
Consequence SummaryThis could result in poor braking performance, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers will install the appropriate master brake cylinders and brake fluid reservoirs. the recall began on june 30, 2008. owners may contact sprinter at 1-800-992-1997.
NotesSprinter recall no. h10.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to

Consumer Complaints

Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
 Kuhmo tire road venture at 215 85r16 tread separated from casing causing minor damage to my 09 monaco covina motor home. these tires came as original equipment on the monaco. this is the fourth of seven of these tires that has failed in this fashion. the tires have been inspected, rotated, and maintained at appropriate air pressure. i contacted kuhmo and they agreed to replace the two tires that threw off rubber on my last trip with the monaco. i just completed another trip (the first since replacing the two original defective tires) and had two more go bad within a day of each other. the monaco has less than 30,000 miles on it. it was not overloaded nor are there any mechanical deficiencies. both tires were on the rear outside of duals. both appeared to have blistered prior to tread separation. in the previous incidents, one front and one rear inside dual separated. both held air allowing transportation to a tire shop for replacement. there must be a systemic problem with these tires. please investigate and recall if appropriate.
 Tl-the contact owns a 2010 fleetwood quest rv built on a 2008 dodge sprinter chassis with rear dual wheels. the vehicle was equipped with kumho road venture tires, tire size 15/85r/16. while driving approximately 60 mph, the rear outer passenger tire exploded. the contact pulled over to the side of the road. the tire was replaced with the emergency spare tire. the vehicle was taken to an independent auto facility where the tire was replaced. in addition, the rear outer driver side and front driver side tires sidewall exhibited tread separation which was replaced with new tires at the same time as the other defective tire. the contact stated the tires air pressure had been properly maintained. the manufacturer was notified which provided no assistance. the failure mileage was 28,000. the dot number was h20fyd4a. the contact was in the process of filing another complaint on the other three tires which had a different dot number. js