10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
20 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,537 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 drivetrain problems

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 13 of 26)

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problem #263

Feb 152015

Ram 1500

  • 121,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 45 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number:14V796000 (power train) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 121,000.

- Cottondale, AL, USA

problem #262

Jun 052015

Ram 1500

  • 152,300 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 45 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. In addition, the contact stated that the rear tire seized without warning. As a result, the contact crashed into the curb and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact did not sustain any injuries. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. A police report was not filed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The failure mileage was 152,300.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #261

Feb 012014

Ram 1500

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 3 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted; however, the failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the driveshaft sensor was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Hanceville, AL, USA

problem #260

May 042015

Ram 1500

  • 115,887 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driving home, the rear axle pinion nut came off, causing the driveshaft to fall out and rear end to lock up, causing the truck to skid across the road. Thankfully no injuries. Truck was taken to dealership on May 6, 2015, finally repaired and returned to me on June 4, 2015.

- Matoaka, WV, USA

problem #259

Feb 112015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train); however, the part to do the repairs was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Ludllow, MA, USA

problem #258

Jun 032015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 14V796000 (power train); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 7/21/15

- Ewing , NJ, USA

problem #257

Feb 152015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V796000 (power train) and 15V313000 (air bags); however, the parts needed to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 7/21/15

- Greenville, ME, USA

problem #256

Feb 102015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train); however, the parts needed were not available. The contact believed this was a serious safety issue since the driveshaft could separate from the rear and cause a crash without warning. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was not notified of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bridgewater, MA, USA

problem #255

Dec 172014

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bryant Pond, ME, USA

problem #254

Jun 012015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- La Quinta, CA, USA

problem #253

Feb 112015

Ram 1500

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train); however, the contact was unable to have the vehicle repaired because the parts were unavailable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Middle Island, NY, USA

problem #252

Feb 202015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V796000 (power train) and 14V817000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available to schedule the recall repair within a reasonable timeframe. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was not available. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #251

Feb 202015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 14V796000 (power train); however, the parts were not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was not available. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #250

Feb 122015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Rockingham, VA, USA

problem #249

Feb 022015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 7/16/15 the consumer also received an air bag recall notice. The parts were not available. Updated 07/23/15

- Quakertown, PA, USA

problem #248

Jan 012015

Ram 1500

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at various speeds, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,000.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #247

May 152013

Ram 1500

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 25 mph, the driveshaft fell off without warning. The vehicle had to be towed to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was repaired. In addition, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train); however, the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Huntington Station, NY, USA

problem #246

May 220201

Ram 1500

  • 129,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The contact attempted to schedule the recall repair months ago, but the part was not available. The dealer indicated that the vehicle was safe to drive. While traveling approximately 40 mph, there was a loud noise in the rear of the vehicle. The gear shifter fell to the floor while the vehicle shook violently. The rear wheels locked and the air shaft separated from the rear differential without warning. The vehicle was to be towed to an authorized dealer for repairs. The VIN was included in an air bag recall, but the parts for the repair would not be available for months. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 129,000.

- Norwalk, CA, USA

problem #245

May 222015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Jacksonville, AR, USA

problem #244

Jan 272015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V796000 (power train) and 14V817000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Massillon, OH, USA

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