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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 18 of 26)

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problem #161

Mar 032015

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) and 14V817000 (air bags) however, the contact was unable to have the vehicle serviced under the recall because the parts needed were unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Westville, IL, USA

problem #160

Feb 152015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification for the NHTSA campaign numbers:14V796000 (power train), and 14V817000 (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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #159

Feb 152015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving at 55 mph, the contact heard a 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 unknown.

- Nesconset, NY, USA

problem #158

Mar 182015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 110,800 miles

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

Experienced vibration from rear axle. Notified of recall P77, however there are no available replacement or repair parts. Chrysler has no estimated date of availability for such parts and is not acting in a timely manner to resolve the issue. Dealership confirmed that the recall is the source of the issue and they do not want to give me my truck back for safety reasons.

- Berlin, NH, USA

problem #157

Mar 042015

Ram 1500

  • 28,562 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact inspected the vehicle and noticed that the rear differential leaked gear oil onto the ground. The contact experienced the failure as mentioned in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). However, the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 28,562.

- South Beloit, IL, USA

problem #156

Feb 142015

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). The contact stated that the parts were not available. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Mangum, OK, USA

problem #155

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 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train) however, the part 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Center Moriches, NY, USA

problem #154

Mar 142015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving at 60 mph, the contact heard a loud noise underneath the vehicle. The vehicle lost power and the check engine warning light illuminated. Upon further inspection, the contact noticed fluid leaking underneath the vehicle. In addition, the contact noticed that the rear differential fractured from the drive shaft. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Pahrump, NV, USA

problem #153

Mar 172015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V817000 (air bags) and 14V769000 (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 not notified of the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #152

Mar 172015

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. The VIN was not available.

- Ormond Beach , FL, USA

problem #151

Mar 112015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 116,240 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 20 mph, the rear wheels seized and the brake and ABS warning lights illuminated. As a result, the tail pipe disengaged from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the rear axle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 116,240....updated 04/15/15 updated 04/16/15

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #150

Feb 172015

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.

- Dunnellon, FL, USA

problem #149

Feb 222015

Ram 1500

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While pulling out of a parking space, the rear end of the vehicle locked. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the drive train and drive shaft fractured. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for further inspection and diagnosis. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V796000 (power train) and 14V817000 (air bags). However, the parts needed were not available. The dealer was unable to 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 repairs. The contact was waiting for further inspection from the dealer to determine if the manufacturer would approve repairing the vehicle associated with the recall repair. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Spencer, NY, USA

problem #148

Mar 022015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 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 parts needed were not available. 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 repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 4/16/15

- Middletown, DE, USA

problem #147

Mar 152015

Ram 1500

  • 122,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 50 mph, the drive shaft became detached from the axle and the rear wheels locked up without warning. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 122,000.

- Ruskin, FL, USA

problem #146

Mar 132015

Ram 1500

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 65 mph, the pinion nut backed out and caused the rear drive train to seize. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train); however, the part needed to do the repair was not available. The contact mentioned that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 200,000.

- Itasca, IL, USA

problem #145

May 012012

Ram 1500

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle began to shake. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Magna, UT, USA

problem #144

Apr 012010

Ram 1500

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that there was oil leaking from the vehicle without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Witheville, VA, USA

problem #143

Jan 072008

Ram 1500

  • 55,000 miles
Noticed leaking rear end fluid accumulating on the under side of bed above the rear axle pinion/drive shaft mounting point. Had to add rear end fluid at that time and have regularly added fluid to the rear end ever since. Vehicle has 178,000 miles as of today (March 12, 2015). Got a recall notice for the P77 (fca number)(14V-796 - NHTSA number) but have not been notified with a remedy. The postcard was sent in the same day it was received, on or about February 19, 2015. I am fearful of driving the vehicle and when I called the dealership (mac haik in temple, Texas), I was told nothing was available yet and I would have to bring the vehicle to them if and when parts were made available to do the repair. My complaint is the slowness with which the repair is taking and the fact I have to drive the damn thing to them (30 miles). Please help me.

- Mcgregor, TX, USA

problem #142

Mar 102015

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 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 failure. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Ph, AZ, USA

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