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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
20 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,751 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 drivetrain problems

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 14 of 26)

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problem #241

Feb 152015

Ram 1500

  • 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 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lewistown, PA, USA

problem #240

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 needed to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Gurley, AL, USA

problem #239

Nov 282014

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 perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Middletown , CA, USA

problem #238

Mar 152015

Ram 1500

  • 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), 14V796000 (suspension), and 14V817000 (air bags); however, the parts 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.

- Fleming Island , FL, USA

problem #237

Mar 272015

Ram 1500

  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 35 mph, a loud whining noise emitted outside of the vehicle. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road and both the rear driver and passenger side wheels seized. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated that the rear differential needed to be replaced. A temporary repair was performed. The VIN was included in 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 notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 124,000.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #236

Mar 022015

Ram 1500

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

- Albertville, AL, USA

problem #235

May 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 1500. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train) in February of 2015, but the part to do the repair was still not available. The manufacturer stated that there was no time frame for when the part would be available. The contact felt the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #234

Apr 302015

Ram 1500

  • 139,000 miles
The drive train fell off the rear differential while traveling 45 mph. Was able to negotiate a full stop but the drive shaft fell onto the street. Fortunately no other vehicles were involved. I contacted Chrysler and they informed me that there are two recalls that should be looked at P77 and P81 and wanted the car toed to a Chrysler dealer. Chrysler created a case # 26914713 and nancy (badge NG787) took my report. I paid to have the vehicle towed but I have not received any correspondence from Chrysler on this case number or any remedy they paln. Please advise, as I understand this is a known issue.

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #233

Jan 272015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V817000 and 14V796000 (power train, air bags); however the parts 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #232

May 012015

Ram 1500

  • 183,000 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 to do the repairs were not available. The contact believed that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to perform the recall repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The contact experienced a failure related to the recall, but the details were not available. The approximate failure mileage was 183,000.

- Ogdensburg, NY, USA

problem #231

Feb 022015

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 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 06-02-15

- Escondido , CA, USA

problem #230

May 052015

Ram 1500

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 20 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the rear. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the rear axle pinion nut needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000. The VIN was not available.

- Goleta , CA, USA

problem #229

Mar 302015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated that the parts needed were not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #228

Mar 212015

Ram 1500

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph, the rear wheel assembly seized. 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 failure. The failure mileage was 200,000.

- Pearl, MS, USA

problem #227

Nov 302014

Ram 1500

  • 134,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while attempting to accelerate from a stop, the accelerator pedal was depressed and the vehicle jerked before accelerating. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. 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 not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 134,000.

- West Palm Beach , FL, USA

problem #226

May 012015

Ram 1500

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. When reversing, the front wheel on the driver side detached. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train, air bags); 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 made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Belen, NM, USA

problem #225

Feb 262015

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 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. Updated 8/21/15

- Billings , MT, USA

problem #224

Jan 272015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle was slow to accelerate on numerous occasions. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V796000 (air bags) and 14V817000 (power train); 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 not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 7/7/15 the consumer stated the temperature light was illuminated for the transmission. Updated 9/15/2015

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #223

Feb 202015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V817000 (air bags) and 14V796000 (power train) months ago and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable timeframe. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Tularosa, NM, USA

problem #222

Nov 202014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 84,100 miles
Contact owns a 2005 Ram 1500 slt 4.7L. Contact states this has happened several times randomly. Truck will die while driving down the road or maneuvering at low speeds. Truck has had one random incident of over heating and had to pull over and shut truck off to cool down. Restarted just fine! plastic seat belt buckles have broken and seat belts don't retract fully. Then around April 2014 started hearing a whining grinding, howling noise thought it was the tires or the road. After a few months the noise was still there so called a repair shop took it in. Had it looked at. The repair shop diagnosed it to be the rear differential pinion nut backing off. Repair shop said the truck needs the differential repaired or replaced. A short time later, I received a recall notice around February on the truck for P77 & P81. Have contacted dealer via phone on several occasions. Dealer says parts are not available at this time, and don't know when the parts will be available to remedy the situation. It has been almost 3 months since I received the notice. I am concerned about the safety of the vehicle occupants and/or other's safety.*(since the problem is, the rear axle pinion nut on your truck may have been built without an adhesive patch on the pinion nut threads. The lack of this adhesive patch could allow the rear axle pinion nut to loosen and/or the rear drive shaft to separate from the rear axle. A loose pinion nut could cause the rear axle to seize and a separated drive shaft could cause loss of motive power. Either situation could cause a crash with out warning! and the airbag inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially injuring the vehicle occupants).dealership says should be okay to drive.!! I don't see how Dodge Chrysler! can keep production/sales of these unsafe vehicles. When so many vehicles are being recalled. Thank you for your attention of this matter. Updated 06/29/15.

- Tulare Ca , CA, USA

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