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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,339 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Dodge Ram 1500 body / paint problems

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #10

Apr 192016

Ram 1500

  • 0 miles


The truck is falling apart. The welds are coming apart & the whole body is rotting faster than I can fix it. I will not be able to get another inspection sticker. I have replaced the transfer case, water pump, serpentine belt & pulleys, rear drive shaft, upper & lower ball joints, tyrods and the whole brake system. The truck needs to be recalled.

- West Newfield, ME, USA

problem #9

Feb 162016

Ram 1500

  • 109,000 miles
The lock/latch assembly failed in drivers side front door. The door will not unlock with key, remote, I can't unlock with the knob either it is froze in the down (lock) position. I am waiting for quote from dealer sounds like it is going to be $250 or so to fix.

- Mapleton, ND, USA

problem #8

Aug 012015

Ram 1500

  • 128,892 miles
Drivers side rear door lock is stuck in the locked position and will not open. Since it's the rear door there is no key hole to unlock the door. Door will not open with remote door opener either.

- Baltimore , MD, USA

problem #7

Mar 102015

Ram 1500

  • 84,500 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving various speeds, a metal grinding type noise emitted from under the vehicle. The contact indicated that the noise was more noticeable when driving over bumps in the road. The cause of the sound was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 84,500.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #6

Mar 192013

Ram 1500

  • miles
I have a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500,4X4, I have had this for 5 years and the whole back of the wheel well is rotted out, really really bad. As I drive around I see all theses same year Dodge have the same problem I have noticed underneath the wheel well there is holes they never filled in when truck was built that's where the rust and corrosion builds up from the salt, water, and snow, ,very unhappy with this situation. Was hoping there can be something done about this problem now I have to fix this.

- Acushnet, MA, USA

problem #5

Sep 172014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
Son was driving South on St. Rd. 25 just North of logansport in.,it was raining and the truck hydroplaned and went off the road and struck a telephone pole head on at about 30 mph, totaling the truck. The air bags did not deploy!!

- Twelve Mile, IN, USA

problem #4

May 152013

Ram 1500

  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that there was excessive corrosion under the bed of the vehicle near both rear wheels. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #3

Apr 292013

Ram 1500

  • miles
While truck was parked and secured, a fire started in the wire harness above the gas tank. Fire was contained before vehicle became engulfed. Fire department and police department reports made. Insurance company investigated. Determined wire harness overheated and ignited gas vapor leaking from plastic fuel system lines. Due to use of plastic materials, fire spread rapidly, including the top of the fuel tank melting. Truck has been repaired.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 012007

Ram 1500

  • miles
Noticed water leaking into my truck, from the top part of the rear window. It makes its way around the window, then down to the cab floor.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #1

Apr 202008

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 21,000 miles
Kept hearing a noise in the dash of my truck after investigating the noise I found that the windshield had become unglued and was completely loose.

- Seaford, DE, USA

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