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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,354 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.

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 182008

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 31,700 miles


My 2005 Dodge Ram truck with 31,700 miles on it began shuttering and having braking problems. A Dodge dealership identified that both front rotors on the vehicle were warped and needed to be replaced. Replacement was required at my expense to correct although the vehicle was still under warranty. It was denied warranty replace due to being a brake component and subject to normal ware. The brake pads and brake components themselves still had 80% usage available. I disagree that front rotors should fail at 30K miles on a new vehicle but normal brake components do not. I consider this a defect in manufacturing and a safety concern.

- Temple, NH, USA

problem #7

Dec 202005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
Have 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab with factory installed 20" chrome wheels. Brakes have gone out twice in 23,000 miles, at 13,000 and now again at 23,000. Dealer refuses to accept any manufacturer defect.

- Des Peres, MO, USA

problem #6

Apr 242007

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,950 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram. When the brakes were depressed at 30 mph and above the vehicle vibrated. The vehicle vibrated consistently since it was purchased on April 20, 2007. The contact has not driven the vehicle since the failure occurred and stated that the rotors werewarped. The current mileage is 12,981, and failure mileage was 12,950.

- Bebranch, AR, USA

problem #5

Feb 202007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,500 miles


2005 Dodge Ram 1500 P/U truck bought new in 12/2005...brought to dealer @ 5,655 miles with warped rotors, causing the truck to shake when braking. Brake rotors were cut...problem temporarily solved. Returned to dealer @ 9,712 miles....for the same problem. This time the rotors were replaced...but the original brake pads were re-installed. At 17,000 miles....trucks begins to shake again while braking... returned to the same dealer @ 20,727 miles...they said the front rotors were warped again...though it was out of warranty. After I expressed unhappiness with their answer, they did take another look at the vehicle. They said the front seemed to be ok....and now the rear rotors were warped, though of course it is not covered any longer by the factory warranty. At this point, the truck is 15 months old...has slightly over 20,000 miles and is not safe to drive...with no help from Dodge.

- Tabernacle, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jan 022007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,681 miles
Front end shutters during brake application. Front rotors are warped. Replaced the original at 7600 miles, second set at 12200 miles and now at 17800 miles they are warped again.

- Selma, AL, USA

problem #3

Jul 292006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front rotors requiring refacing at 17,000 miles. Rotors requiring refacing at 22,000 miles. Rotors requiring refacing/replacement at 33,000 miles.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 272006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
Truck was bought new with 42 miles and at 9K the brake rotors were replaced because of excessive wear. Again at 14K miles the brakes needed to be replaced, but this time the dealer refused to pay. The rotors only had 5K miles and 3 months. I spoke with chrylser, the general manager of the dealership, and the service manager and they are telling me this is normal wear and tear. I told them this was unacceptable that rotors were wearing out so quickly. I have made 3 attempts to fix the problem and it is still not fixed. I am comtemplating the next step in the repair process. Hopefully, the NHTSA can be of some assistance.

- Wexford, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
Brake rotor warping, front and rear-front replaced at approx 15000 miles and both front and rear replaced at 29000 miles.

- Hermon, ME, USA

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