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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 2 of 26)

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problem #481

Apr 102014

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the parts were not available within a reasonable time frame to receive the recall repairs for NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 14V796000 (power train). The dealer was unable to determine when the manufacturer would supply the part for the recall for years. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The manufacturer was unable to provide a reasonable time frame to supply the parts to the dealer. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #480

Apr 182016

Ram 1500

  • 50,020 miles
Rear differential pinion snapped off causing back wheels to lock up.

- Massillon, OH, USA

problem #479

Mar 292016

Ram 1500

  • miles
My Dodge Ram 1500 has a known recall P77 on the rear pinion nut that the technician at the dealership said was faulty on my vehicle and that parts would be ordered to resolve the defect. I was later notified by the dealership that the parts were now available and to bring the vehicle in for repair. When the vehicle was brought into the dealership for repair I was told that the repair had already been completed and they would not do the repair as the technician had told me was needed in accordance with the recall. This a matter of a dealership not fixing a known problem not a specific incident of a vehicle accident. There is already an existing recall that is not being honored.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #478

Aug 102015

Ram 1500

  • 119,000 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 while driving at 30 mph, the drive line detached and the rear axle seized. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train) however, the parts for the recall were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 119,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Stanwood, WA, USA

problem #477

Feb 022015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. 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 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Alliance, OH, USA

problem #476

Oct 012015

Ram 1500

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph, a loud knocking noise emitted from the rear passenger's side of the vehicle. The failure occurred one week after the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, who informed that the rear axle shaft exhibited 1/8 of an inch grove and declined to perform an additional repair related to the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Powder Springs, GA, USA

problem #475

Feb 132016

Ram 1500

  • 165,000 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 60 mph, the steering wheel began to shake violently and made a loud abnormal noise without warning. The contact also mentioned that the rear axle was fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train); however, the part to do the recall 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 approximately 165,000.

- Wilmington, CA, USA

problem #474

Feb 232016

Ram 1500

  • 126,000 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. While driving in the rain, the back-up lights filled up with water and failed to illuminate. The contact replaced the exterior lighting; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired. When attempting to drive the vehicle in reverse and turning the steering wheel, the vehicle would stall. The contact would have to restart the vehicle in order to complete the desired movement. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 126,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Irmo, SC, USA

problem #473

Feb 122015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The parts needed were not available. The contact believed that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer stated that the parts were still not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Thibodaux, LA, USA

problem #472

Dec 162014

Ram 1500

  • 0 miles
Takata recall. 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 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. Parts distribution disconnect. The VIN was not available.

- Corning, CA, USA

problem #471

Feb 092016

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 15V313000 (air bags) however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced any failures. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Palmbale, CA, USA

problem #470

Feb 022016

Ram 1500

  • 57,000 miles
I took the vehicle to my local dealer to repair the damaged rear end as part of recall P77/NHTSA 14V-796. The dealer confirmed the rear end was damaged but refused to perform the repairs as part of the recall. They stated I would have to pay $5,500 out of pocket for the repairs. The local dealer is South pointe Chrysler Dodge, 9240 South memorial, tulsa ok 74133. The vehicle was in motion when the safety issue occurred.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #469

Sep 152014

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 recall repair. In 2014, the contact was placed on a waiting list. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Dover, PA, USA

problem #468

Feb 022016

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train) and 15V313000 (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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #467

Aug 022014

Ram 1500

  • 149,000 miles
I was coming off the highway in filth real shutter at 45 miles an hour it went off the road hit a guardrail but it was still showed her shattering steering wheel went through industrial little building in totaled two cars hit my head lost my tooth and my friends want to do can you help me ?. I have a police report the police report guy said I was doing 60 but when they did a real in a little seshan I was doing 42 I was coming off the highway into a corner and I was not under the influence of anything with the hospital did exactly what I was supposed to do I really had a bad concussion and I will definitely upload everything and send them to you guys tomorrow morning to this link..my name paul lamb

- Newburyport, MA, USA

problem #466

Jan 282016

Ram 1500

  • 75,000 miles
The limited slip clutch retaining clips have broke. This has left metal in the rear differential and the safety of driving the vehicle in question. The repair is going to be approx. $1500. Reports with nhsta have stated the driveshaft could separate from the connection at the differential, generally at speeds over 50mph, causing the vehicle to go into a spin.

- Salem, VA, USA

problem #465

Mar 012015

Ram 1500

  • miles
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 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fort Columns, CO, USA

problem #464

Jun 152015

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 VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Great Falls, MT, USA

problem #463

Jan 012014

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train) exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The contact stated that the manufacturer was unable to provide the parts to several dealers in his local city. The VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #462

Feb 022015

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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Ragland, AL, USA

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