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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 8 of 26)

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problem #361

Feb 082015

Ram 1500

  • 112,000 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 received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V796000 (power train) and 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part needed to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded an unreasonable amount of time to provide the part to do the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. In addition, while driving approximately 60 to 65 mph, the vehicle vibrated violently. The approximate failure mileage was 112,000.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #360

Feb 242015

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) and stated that the parts needed for the recall repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Northfield, VT, USA

problem #359

Jul 102015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
2005 Dodge Ram 1500. Consumer writes in regards to driver airbag inflator recall notice repair issues. The dealer informed the consumer, they didn't have any more parts, despite having an appointment and being the first in line. Updated 09/18/15 the rear axle pinion nut was replaced. Updated 01/28/16. The consumer stated the driver's airbag inflator was replaced. Updated 3/23/2016

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #358

Aug 032015

Ram 1500

  • 66,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While attempting to accelerate from a stop, an abnormal sound emitted from the rear of the vehicle. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train); however, the part needed was unavailable to perform the repairs. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The contact also received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the parts needed were unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000.

- Woodstock , IL, USA

problem #357

Jun 262015

Ram 1500

  • 75,488 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While in reverse at 2 mph, an extremely loud clanking noise emitted from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train); however, the failure persisted after the remedy was performed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,488.

- Lorecity, OH, USA

problem #356

Feb 012015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train) however, the parts for the recall repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Lynchburg, OH, USA

problem #355

Jun 262015

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 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.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #354

Dec 162014

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.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #353

Jul 012015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
There have been 5 recalls on my Dodge Ram. The airbags may rupture in 2015, the rear axle pinion nut may loosen at the differential (powertrain) in 2014, again the airbags inflator may rupture in 2014, the wheel hub assembly (wheels) in 2010, also a recall for the after market replacement pitman arms (steering) in 2010. I have gone to my Chrysler dealer in las cruces, New Mexico; the Dodge dealer has been closed for a few years now. I have been told I have to have a notification from Chrysler/Dodge to have them just to take a look at it, much less fix the problems. Now there is a huge recall; this is now really gotten serious. Please help me as much as you can to take care of the malfunctions on my Dodge Ram as soon as possible. I have not taken the Dodge on long distance road trips for the past couple of years now. The failed components listed below do not show all the malfunctions I have listed above.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #352

Jul 292015

Ram 1500

  • miles
I have 2 active recalls on my P/U. I have contacted the dealer homer skelton Chrysler Dodge Jeep 7661 us hwy 51N millington, tn. At least 3 times the lastest being 7-29-15.I've been told I'm on a list awaiting parts. One of the recalls involves the drivers side air bags & exposer to heat and humitiy being. We have plenty of that in the mid South. Lately the vehicle has been making a load clump when coming to a stop. The truck will lock up and die. It hasnt done it while going down the road only when coming to a stop. No parts have been damaged yet but something is not right.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #351

Jul 292015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles

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

I took my truck to the dealership in elkhart Indiana for the recall. They kept it for a week and then said the part was on back order and they did an inspection and told me it was okay to drive. The next morning I reported to them that there was a vibration in the steering wheel and they told me to bring it in so they could see. On the way back, my drive shaft detached in very heavy traffic. Luckily there was a side road I immediately turned to. The vehicle was towed back to the dealership and I am awaiting a response. I feel as if this dealership either did not inspect or did not care that my pinion nut was loose. This could have cause a fatality because after my drive shaft detached, it was bouncing end over end in heavy traffic. Updated 9/28/15 upon completion of the re-work, I noticed slipping in the rear. I immediately returned the truck once again and found them very unwilling to listen and accusatory that I had done something to cause the damage. The result was that they had put the wrong differential fluid in the rear end. Upon completion, the truck performed normally. Updated 10/13/15

- Osceola, IN, USA

problem #350

Jul 292015

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 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.

- Chino, CA, USA

problem #349

Jul 292015

Ram 1500

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

- Trenton, FL, USA

problem #348

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); however, the parts needed for the recall repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Vanceburg, KY, USA

problem #347

Jul 292015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train) however, the parts needed were unavailable to perform the repair. 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.

- Blanchester, OH, USA

problem #346

Jul 292015

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 needed were unavailable to perform the repairs. 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.

- Gary , IN, USA

problem #345

Jun 252015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While traveling approximately 75 mph, a loud abnormal noise emitted from the rear of the vehicle. The contact was in the process of merging to the side of the road when the rear axle pinion nut fractured, the rear wheels locked, the drive shaft fractured as well as the transfer case, causing damages to other components. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V796000 (power train) and 15V313000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. The manufacturer indicated an unreasonable timeframe for the parts to become available and the contact was unable to get the vehicle repaired. The failure mileage was not available.

- Brier, WA, USA

problem #344

Jul 282015

Ram 1500

  • 73,000 miles
I have made contact with local car dealer Laredo Dodge located at 6320 bob bullock loop, Laredo, Texas. 78041. Phone 956-267-8830, to fix the two recalls on my Dodge Ram slt 1500 2005 truck and after they making the appointments, they continue to claim there are no parts to fix these two open recalls and that they will let me know in the future. That's the same thing they told me two weeks ago. They even called me to let me know not to forget and bring my truck for the two open recalls and when I get there...there are no parts available.

- Laredo, TX, USA

problem #343

Feb 012015

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

- Palmetto, FL, USA

problem #342

Jul 232015

Ram 1500

  • 99,500 miles
I received two recall notices for fixes on my 2005 doge Ram. I have had this vehicle for one year. The recall notices are for defective airbag inflator housing and a rear axle pinion nut. In the rec all notice I was informed there is no permanent fix for either of these problems. Both defects could cause injury or death. I want Chrysler to take this dangerous vehicle off my hands and reimburse me for the $12,000 I paid for it a year ago. Because of these dangerous situation I will not drive this vehicle and cannot afford to buy another. I feel Chrysler should take this dangerous vehicle off my hands and reimbursed me for what I paid for it so I can purchase a vehicle that is safe to drive!

- Muir, MI, USA

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