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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 16 of 26)

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problem #201

Oct 042014

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: 14V817000 (air bags) and 14V796000 (power train) and stated that the part was not available for several months. 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.

- Ellendale, DE, USA

problem #200

Apr 052015

Ram 1500

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at approximately 55 mph, the driveshaft separated from the rear pinion nut, which caused the contact to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train) and stated that the parts were unavailable. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

- Lower Burrell, PA, USA

problem #199

Feb 242014

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at 40 mph, the contact heard a noise underneath the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was then taken to a dealer. The contact was unsure about the part that needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. 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 failure mileage was unknown.

- Dexter, ME, USA

problem #198

Apr 222015

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 recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train) in December of 2014; however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact felt 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.

- Unionville, VA, USA

problem #197

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

- Carthage, IL, USA

problem #196

Dec 162014

Ram 1500

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 35 mph, there was a rattling noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. 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 approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #195

Feb 052015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 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 14V817000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was not available for an extended period of time. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 6/8/15

- Waynesville, NC, USA

problem #194

Apr 012015

Ram 1500

  • miles
2005 Dodge Ram 1500. Consumer writes in regards to rear pinion nut and driver side airbags issues. The consumer was informed the parts were not available.

- Elwood, IN, USA

problem #193

Mar 202015

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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Franklin, KY, USA

problem #192

Feb 162015

Ram 1500

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that there was an abnormal noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train) and stated that the part needed was not available. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #191

Apr 202015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 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 14V817000 (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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.... updated 06-02-15 updated the consumer stated the vehicle was scheduled to be repaired on May 13, 2015. 9/17/2015

- Houma, LA, USA

problem #190

Apr 192015

Ram 1500

  • 96,000 miles
Truck keeps stalling in drive and reverse. The truck will only run good if its in neutral. The rpms just drop suddenly, but the truck is able to start right back up with no problem. Truck also has had throttle body replaced along with O2 sensors. The engine light keeps coming on and sometimes the engine light would flash for a period of time.

- Mashpee, MA, USA

problem #189

Feb 272015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train, air bags); 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.

- Jacksonville , FL, USA

problem #188

Feb 022015

Ram 1500

  • 190,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While traveling at a low rate of speed, the vehicle jerked forward without warning. The contact indicated that a loud noise emitted from the rear of the vehicle. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V796000 (power train) and 14V817000 (air bags); however, the part needed was not available for months. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The approximate failure mileage was 190,000.

- Sumiton, AL, USA

problem #187

Apr 162015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V7960009 (power train) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V817000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the recall 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.

- Livingston, TX, USA

problem #186

Feb 182015

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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Calhoun, GA, USA

problem #185

Mar 132014

Ram 1500

  • 73,000 miles
I have a 2005 Dodge slt Ram two wheel drive truck. 73,000 miles. I was traveling on a highway merging with another when the rearend cut loose. There is recall but the manufacturer declines to repair it because it doesn't have the fix. They want me to pay to repair it and submit receipts. If I am paying to repair with same faulty parts my expenses could grow out of sight. I was very lucky an accident didn't occur. They say parts made before Aug 3/2005 are affected. I don't understand why parts made after 8/3/05 cannot be used. Also why should I pay anything. Im a working guy without that kind of disposable income. I was also told I wouldn't be reimbursed until the fix was available. Cannot get it in writing that I would be compensated in full. Please advise. I font have the VIN #. my truck is at dave dennis Dodge dayton Ohio. I have read of this problem was known about some time ago.

- Beavercreek, OH, USA

problem #184

Apr 132015

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 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.

- Nashville , TN, USA

problem #183

Jun 102014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 148,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 10 mph, the steering wheel seized and the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure recurred several times. The contact received a notification for 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 failure mileage was 148,000. Updated 6/8/15

- Carmichael, CA, USA

problem #182

Apr 132015

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 exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Zionsville, IN, USA

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