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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

drivetrain problem

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 20 of 26)

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problem #121

Feb 252015

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 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.

- Devore, CA, USA

problem #120

Feb 242015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V796000 (power train) and 14817000 (air bags) and stated that the parts needed were unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Hanoverton , OH, USA

problem #119

Feb 232015

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • 13,000 miles
I received a recall notice for a possible differential failure that could cause an accident. I made an appointment at the Dodge dealer in vicksburg Michigan. The truck developed a vibration days before the appointment, so I parked it for two days. On the way to the dealership appointment, the vibration worsened and I dared not drive over 45 mph. The dealership informed me that no parts are available to repair my differential. I called the number on my recall notification to talk to a Dodge / Chrysler representative. He informed me that no parts are yet available, and that they could be a week to one year away, as they are searching for some one to manufacture them. The differential plant in detroit was closed shortly after my model year truck. The newer Dodge trucks have differentials manufactured by american axle in Mexico. This is so frustrating, I need my truck to drive to work, 30 miles, to american axle in three rivers Michigan. I run machines that make differential gears for GM trucks. My truck cannot be repaired or sold at this time. Dodge had no answer on how to get my truck repaired.

- Portage, MI, USA

problem #118

Feb 232015

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 notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V796000 (power train) and 14V817000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Port Orange , FL, USA

problem #117

Feb 202015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V796000 (power train) and 14V817000 (air bags); however, the parts for the repairs were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #116

Apr 022013

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 110,853 miles
While making a left turn onto a major highway the drive shaft fell out/off the truck; causing the truck to stop dead in the road. Truck had to be towed to a shop to be fixed. Truck was fixed in April 2013. I was just notified via recall notice P77 / NHTSA 14V-796. Will file for reimbursement to auburn mi. Address provided.

- New Castle, DE, USA

problem #115

Feb 192015

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 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.

- East Meadow, NY, USA

problem #114

May 022013

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 66,931 miles
Rear end locked up on highway going 70mph with no notice.

- Traverse City, MI, USA

problem #113

Feb 192015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train); however, the part for 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.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #112

Jul 212012

Ram 1500

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph and slightly veered to the left, the vehicle spun out of control and crashed into a tree and fire hydrant. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the left arm and a headache that did not require medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The contact believed the recall was related to the crash. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #111

Feb 182015

Ram 1500

  • 131,001 miles

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

Just picked vehicle from dealership for rebuild of rear end from recall P77. Drove vehicle three miles and felt a vibration then saw large amount of smoke. Pulled over and saw what appeared was grease or oil leaking onto exhaust. Called dealership to inform something was wrong. Upon my return and delivering vehicle to service I was informed that the transfer case had exploded. Dealership claimed had nothing to do with recall, however I find several cases of this same issue occurring due to differential failure.

- Dade City, FL, USA

problem #110

Feb 182015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V796000 (power train) and 14V817000 (air bags); however, the parts for the repairs were 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.

- Danville, CA, USA

problem #109

Jul 012013

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 138,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 55 mph, the rear axle seized and the rear end of the vehicle elevated and spun around without warning. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who stated that the rear end pinion pin fractured. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 138,000. Updated 3/31/15

- Dear Born Heights, MI, USA

problem #108

Jul 222014

Ram 1500

  • 110,000 miles
The axle fell off, this is the second time. I have spent over 4000.000 between the 2 repairs. Now they come out with a recall. Can you direct me on how to get my money back from Chrysler.

- Hummelstown, PA, USA

problem #107

Feb 152015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 141,000 miles
At approximately 35 mph my driveline dislodged from my rear differential and locked up the wheels (differential.). the road was a popular well maintained paved road. Fortunately no cars or pedestrians were close by and speed was relatively low, otherwise this could have ended with serious injury or fatality. In addition to the recent incident with the differential, I have experienced other issues with this Ram: -new engine after cracking both heads while driving down the freeway (it gets serviced regularly and doesn't tow often). -idle has sudden surges at a stop. -transmission skipping gears.

- Corvallis, OR, USA

problem #106

Feb 142015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at approximately 40 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle. The contact discovered that the drive line pinion was detached causing the rear wheels to seize. The vehicle was towed to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in 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 89,000. Updated 4/13/15 updated 11/5/2015

- St. Helens, OR, USA

problem #105

Jun 252014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 1,390,000 miles
While driving on a side street going no more than 25 miles an hour I suddenly the ability to drive my truck. It spun out a total of 3 times before going over a curb and hitting a tree. It was determined that there was a complete failure of the rear axle and I could not of controlled or caused the accident.

- Bonita Springs, FL, USA

problem #104

Feb 172015

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

- Iuka, MS, USA

problem #103

Jan 152015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 118,850 miles
My son was pulling his truck out from an intersection and was fortunately only going 20-30 mph at the time and the rear axle seized up causing the drive shaft to completely disconnect and fall off. The truck was completely immovable for almost an hour. He and a friend were finally able to push it backwards off of the road into a parking lot. We incurred a $100 towing bill, plus over $4000 in repairs. He was very lucky that this occurred when it did and not while going faster in a more populated area.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #102

Feb 052015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 71,035 miles
Started 2005 Ram 1500 and went up slight incline (30 degree) over a speed bump on road and traveled approximately 50 feet and the truck would not move. Put on brake to stop going backwards down the incline. Put into reverse still would not move, tried all forward gears 1st, 2nd, drive still would not move. Went onto internet to search for any similar complaints and found that other owners had found the transmission filter becoming loose caused their problem. We changed the 2 filters in transmission and replaced 8 quarts of atf4+ fluid. The engine light came on when started, but truck did move after it warmed up several minutes. Engine light went out after a few start ups and trips, seems to work alright at present time.

- Weatherly, PA, USA

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