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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,491 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 brakes problems

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 012015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles


There have been 5 recalls on my Dodge Ram. The airbags may rupture in 2015, the rear axle pinion nut may loosen at the differential (powertrain) in 2014, again the airbags inflator may rupture in 2014, the wheel hub assembly (wheels) in 2010, also a recall for the after market replacement pitman arms (steering) in 2010. I have gone to my Chrysler dealer in las cruces, New Mexico; the Dodge dealer has been closed for a few years now. I have been told I have to have a notification from Chrysler/Dodge to have them just to take a look at it, much less fix the problems. Now there is a huge recall; this is now really gotten serious. Please help me as much as you can to take care of the malfunctions on my Dodge Ram as soon as possible. I have not taken the Dodge on long distance road trips for the past couple of years now. The failed components listed below do not show all the malfunctions I have listed above.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #6

Oct 152009

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated while driving at unknown speeds and parking, the brakes failed causing the vehicle to hit a curb. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis where the contact was informed that the non serviceable hydraulic pump in the anti lock braking system had failed. The vehicle was repaired. Two years later, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage is 95,000. Updated 03/12/13 updated 3/13/13 updated 3/27/13 updated 04/18/2013

- Arvada, CO, USA

problem #5

Apr 072007

Ram 1500

  • 14,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle would not accelerate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician replaced the front and rear brake kit, rotors, brake lines, hoses, fluids and the master cylinder cover. The contact stated that the failure recurred approximately three years later while driving approximately 55 mph. Shortly thereafter, the vehicle had become responsive to acceleration and was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The approximate failure mileage was 14,000.

- Shelton, CT, USA

problem #4

Dec 162009

Ram 1500

  • 55,456 miles


It feels like the brakes are applied automatically, without drivers intervention and truck stalls out in the road. ABS light comes on for a short time then goes out. This happened three times in a row and then all was fine. 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. Two wheel drive truck.

- Zion, IL, USA

problem #3

Apr 152008

Ram 1500

  • 42,000 miles
Bought a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 laramie quad cab used with 38000 mi. With new brakes & tires. At 42000mi a heavy vibration occurred, which turned out to be warped rotors. Since it was just out of warranty, I replaced all rotors & brakes (I am maintenance in the army). Then, at 51500mi the rotors warped again. I have read of many, many other owners with the same problem. I live a block from my job and don't drive very much. I also don't tow either, nor do I "slam" the brakes. I drive very slow & cautious, so there is no reason this should happen. This needs to be recalled & Dodge needs to make good on their "tough truck".

- North Canton, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 042007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
(1) vehicle stalls without warning while driving it, vibration while applying brakes, humming noise coming from trans and vehicle vibration at 50 to 65 miles an hour (2) these problems nearly caused an accident on 4 deferent occasions, complained to the dealership many times how unsafe this vehicle is and they won't fix the problems. (3) I finally had to pay them to replace the rotors and brake pad front and rear, how the stalling, the vibration, humming from the trans at 50 to 65 still occurs to date and was refused at two other dealerships and turned away.

- Blackwood, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 172005

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,980 miles
: the contact stated while driving at 30mph, the vehicle was involved in a crash. The brake pedal was depressed; however the vehicle did not stop and hit another vehicle. The contact was wearing a safety restraint and received no injuries. There was considerable amount of damage to both vehicles involved. The vehicle was taken to the local dealership prior to the incident concerning brake problems. The dealer had previously replaced the rear axle, rear brakes, rear brake drum, rear brake pads, brake shoes, linings and also the rear spring. The dealer stated no additional repairs could be completed until the manufacturer released other tsb's. the police filed a report at the scene.

- Cedar Park, TX, USA

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