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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 5 of 26)

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problem #421

Oct 072015

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 while driving at 65 mph, when the contact heard an abnormal loud noise emit from the vehicle and the vehicle began to decelerate independently. The contact was able to maneuver the vehicle to the side of the road. Upon exiting the vehicle, the contact discovered fluid leaking from under the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the contacts residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Easton, PA, USA

problem #420

May 292015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 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.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #419

Aug 152015

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 repairs 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.

- Belvidere, NJ, USA

problem #418

Aug 012015

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 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.

- Ormand Beach, FL, USA

problem #417

Jul 152015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notifications 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 repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Sasakwa, OK, USA

problem #416

Sep 212015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 146,700 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. Immediately after the vehicle was repaired for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V796000 (power train) and 01V153000 (air bags) an abnormal banging noise started to emit from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, who refused to provide any additional assistance. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. He failure mileage was 146,700. Update MA 01/13/16 updated 01/25/16.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #415

Dec 192014

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 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 when driving, the rear of the vehicle felt abnormal. 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 failure. The failure mileage was 90,000. Updated 11/19/15 updated 1/14/2016 updated 01/26/16.

- Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, USA

problem #414

Jun 262015

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

- Plymouth, NC, USA

problem #413

Feb 022015

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

- Kokoma, IN, USA

problem #412

Jul 102015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 14V796000 (power train); however, the parts needed to perform the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Winchester, VA, USA

problem #411

Jun 152015

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 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.

- Watertown , SD, USA

problem #410

Jul 272015

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 recall 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. Updated 01/12/16

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #409

Apr 052014

Ram 1500

  • 114,321 miles
I was driving down the road about 5 to 6 miles from home. When the rear end lock up. It broke the transfer case.the drive shaft nock off the exhaust the rear end was lock up, could not move the truck, had to call a flat bed recker to move the truck to home, and then to the shop.a few days latter, to get work on. Dodge refuse to pay me for the repairs that were done to my truck. $2683

- Lansing, NY, USA

problem #408

Feb 022015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V796000 (power train) and 15V313000 (air bags). The contact made three attempts to schedule the recall repairs. The dealer stated that the parts were unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 11/18/15 updated 12/10/15.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #407

Jul 022015

Ram 1500

  • 143,145 miles
Purchased the truck new in 2005. Wife was driving to store when engine shut off. She turn around and drove 1.5 mile back to house and parked truck. Truck had plenty oil, but was leaking oil from passenger side valve cover had a small hole. Pulled covers, both heads and found head cast had broke off on passenger side. This caused hole in valve cover. Bottom of both head casting had damage to valve seal which should be pressed into place. Three of the seal pop out about 1/4 inch. And one of the seal on driver side head casting cracked cylinder head. This should not happen. I never seen this type of damage to headers. I think the casting if flawed. Before taking the valve covers of, I thought if I get another valve cover might be ok. So I searched for a valve cover. I called two Dodge dealer part department. Withnell Dodge in salem and mark thomas motors in albany Oregon. Both dealer parts department told me they had over 60 back orders for this valve cover. That's over 120 back order for valve covers. I suspect other truck owners thought all they needed was to replace the valve cover and that should fix their problem. I also suspect the flaw in the header cast is the problem and is causing a chain reaction to occur when parts of the casting break off, hit the valve cover, which can cause the truck to overheat, and result in damage to cylinder head, rings, and header, all because the head casting was molded with an inherited flaw. Nothing make sense as to why truck had problem with header, except bad cast for header. I hope your organization can do something about this matter. I put less than 15,000 miles per year on this truck, and I should be enjoying this truck for trouble free. With Dodge history of failure to notify vehicle owner about inherited problems with past, I do not expect Dodge to take responsibility for what I have experienced.

- Dallas, OR, USA

problem #406

Jul 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 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.

- Flowery Branch, GA, USA

problem #405

Jun 152015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,700 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 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. Updated 11/25/15 updated 12/03/15

- St. Landry, LA, USA

problem #404

Feb 022015

Ram 1500

  • 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 February of 2015 and NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) was received in June of 2015. After contacting the dealer 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 given. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #403

Jun 122015

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.

- Safford, AZ, USA

problem #402

Feb 022015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 14V796000 (power train) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The dealer provided no disclosure on the part's availability. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure.

- Marshall, MO, USA

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