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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 19 of 26)

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problem #141

Mar 092015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 117,735 miles

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

The truck rattled and shook. Then the driveline rolled out from under the truck. Once stopped, inspected the truck and the rear axle was locked up, transfer case was cracked and the yoke on back of transfer case was broken.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #140

Mar 092015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received 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.

- Alameda, CA, USA

problem #139

Mar 092015

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 experience a failure.

- Hillsborough, NC, USA

problem #138

Mar 092015

Ram 1500 6-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: 14V770000 (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 not notified of the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 04/13/15 updated 11/5/2015

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #137

Mar 032015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
Rear driveshaft fell off with no warning whatsoever.was driviving about 35 mph.rear end locked up, thanfully no other cars around..I think there is a recall for this..dont think I should have to pay up front to get fixed..I could have been killed if I was on an interstae when this happened.then how would I have fixed that, then got reimbursted.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #136

Dec 172014

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number 14V796000(power train) was received in December 2015. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. Updated 4/15/15

- Vancover, WA, USA

problem #135

Jan 052015

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 stated that there was a loud noise coming from the rear upon turning the steering wheel. The contact was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14V796000 (power train), 14V817000 (air bags) and stated that the dealer was unable to determine when the part and the remedy would become available to schedule the recall repairs. The contact continued to experience the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and was unable to provide a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #134

Feb 142015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V796000 (power train), 14V817000 (air bags) and stated that the dealer was unable to determine when the parts would become available. The contact also called the manufacturer and they were unable to provide a reasonable timeframe of when the part would become available to repair the vehicle. The contact was not experiencing a failure.

- Poplarville, MS, USA

problem #133

Feb 162015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V817000 (air bags) and 14V796000 (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 repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 4/13/15 updated 05/12/15

- Wilmette, IL, USA

problem #132

Mar 042015

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 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.

- Thatcher , AZ, USA

problem #131

Feb 012012

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 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 stated that there was a loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who replaced the drive shaft twice. On the second occasion, the vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the rear end needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The contact received NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V796000 (power train) and 14V817000 (air bags) but the parts were not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000. Updated 7/1/15 the consumer stated the rear locked up causing the vehicle to spin out and roll into a ditch. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. Updated 8/11/2015

- Jackson, MS, USA

problem #130

Jan 202015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 148,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the gear lever was shifted into drive and there was an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle. In addition, the contact stated that while driving at 55 mph, the vehicle jerked. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V79000 (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 148,000. Updated 4/6/15 updated 04/09/15

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #129

Feb 162015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V817000 (air bags) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The manufacturer stated that the parted needed were unable for repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 3/31/15

- Bay City , TX, USA

problem #128

Mar 022015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V817000 (air bags) and 14V796000 (power train) and indicated that the dealer was not able to schedule the appointment within a reasonable timeframe because the part was not available. The manufacturer was contacted and was unable to determine when the part would become available to schedule the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #127

Feb 202015

Ram 1500

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at approximately 50 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate and the steering wheel seized without warning. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The failure mileage was approximately 125,000.

- Palm Desert, CA, USA

problem #126

Feb 272015

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.

- Covington , LA, USA

problem #125

Feb 252015

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.

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #124

Feb 252015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 181,000 miles
This complaint is in reference to recall # P77/NHTSA 14V-796. I have contacted the dealer for a remedy for this severe dangerous condition and they say that parts will not be available for 5-6 months. Since this condition is reported that it could cause a sudden and severe crash and virtually makes this vehicle unsafe waiting 5-6 months for a fix is very unreasonable. This vehicle is used to tow a camper trailer with children making this a very dangerous situation. The dealer says that they can disassemble the potential faulty parts and determine if there is an immediate potential for failure. They are unwilling to do this because it is not part of the recall requirements. I believe due to the severity of the problem and the length of time the dealer is unable to respond that they should be required to take intermediary safety steps.

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #123

Feb 162015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V817000 (air bags) and 14V796000 (power train). The contact stated that the dealer was unable to determine when the part would become available to schedule the recall repair. The manufacturer was contacted and was unable to determine when the part would become available to schedule the recall repair. The VIN was not available. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Canal Winchester, OH, USA

problem #122

Feb 062015

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.

- La Vergne , TN, USA

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