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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 6 of 26)

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problem #401

Jan 012015

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 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 repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 11/20/15

- Ellend, DE, USA

problem #400

Sep 112015

Ram 1500

  • 147,000 miles
While driving and getting ready to make a right turn the passenger side front tire made a noise and fell off from vehicle, causing me to skid on the axle. Tore up frame, axle

- Granger, TX, USA

problem #399

Sep 022015

Ram 1500

  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, there was an abnormal nose coming from the rear of the vehicle and rear wheels seized. The vehicle was towed to the contacts residence then towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the rear pinion axle nut had fractured and the drive shaft collapsed. The technician at the dealer informed the contact that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

- Ellington, CT, USA

problem #398

Feb 022015

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 repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the issues. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Vanceboro, NC, USA

problem #397

Aug 252015

Ram 1500

  • 204,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 30-35 mph, the rear axle fractured. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. The contact stated that the rear passenger side wheel fractured during the crash and separated from the vehicle. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The contact sustained unknown injuries that did not require medical attention. The vehicle was towed to an impound lot. A police report was not filed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 204,000.

- North East, PA, USA

problem #396

Feb 032015

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 notified of the issue. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Los Lunas, NM, USA

problem #395

Dec 162014

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 when the ignition switch was turned to the on position, it was difficult to shift the vehicle into reverse. 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 failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #394

May 082014

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

- Hull, MA, USA

problem #393

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 the reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Wythville, VA, USA

problem #392

Sep 062015

Ram 1500

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 25 mph, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. In addition, the accelerator pedal was depressed and the vehicle failed to move forward as the driveshaft fractured from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The failure mileage was 170,000.

- Coolville , OH, USA

problem #391

Sep 082015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 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: 15V313000 (air bags) and 14V796000 (power train); however, the part was not available to perform the repair. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. MA 10/25/15 the consumer stated all of the recalls were fixed. Updated 01/26/16

- Massillon, OH, USA

problem #390

Sep 042015

Ram 1500

  • 138,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired for the pinion nut included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train); however, the pinion seal started to leak after the repair. The contact stated that the pinion seal was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact was notified by the manufacturer that the pinion seal was not included as a part of the recall repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 138,000.

- Grand Island, NE, USA

problem #389

Sep 042015

Ram 1500

  • 80,000 miles
When truck reaches about 50 mph transmission wants too kick into reverse gear

- Colorado,Springs, CO, USA

problem #388

Aug 022014

Ram 1500

  • 141,000 miles
While driving vibration in the front proceeded to lose control lose control with out knowing I was off the road into a guard rail through a small building from the highway department storage I proceeded to go through the building and into to park cars after being told they were told it was a complete wreck I was brought to the hospital in exeter New Hampshire please run the scenes no airbags failed to inflate and vibration and I could not stop nor steers vehicle I had no frenchy's and I use my vehicle for business and had to close my account as of right now I've been denied right rental fee nor rentals at all and that vehicle is now at foss motors in exeter New Hampshire I've had it towed three times and have a total of four calls to Chrysler about this matter and have yet been informed about any compensation or what I'm gonna do about my vehicle.

- Newburyport , MA, USA

problem #387

Jul 052006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 12,000 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 repair 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 related to the recalls. In addition, the steering wheel vibrated when making a left turn. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who was unable to duplicate the failure. While driving at low speeds, the vehicle stalled. Once restarted, the vehicle would resume normal operation. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 12,000.....updated 10-27-15.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #386

Feb 022015

Ram 1500 4WD 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), but the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Updated 11/0915 the consumer stated the vehicle was fixed on September 29, 2015. Updated 03/31/16.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #385

Feb 022015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. 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.

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #384

Mar 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 March of 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 given. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Norton, MA, USA

problem #383

Jun 012015

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 recall notification was received in June of 2014. The dealer stated that the part was not available for repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Niceville, FL, USA

problem #382

Jul 152015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2005 Dodge Ram 1500. Consumer writes in regards to rear axle pinion nut recall issues. The consumer stated it was impossible to complete the recall work in 4.5 hours. Also, a week or two later, the pinion seal was leaking. It was not leaking prior to the recall work. The dealer stated they would replace the seal for #235.00. The consumer believed the dealer did not perform the recall properly and damaged other components.

- Stewartsville, NJ, USA

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