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1.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
118,919 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 022015

Ram 1500

  • 77,000 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 the differential pinion seal leaked upon inspection. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was confirmed that the differential pinion seal leaked. Prior to this failure, the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 77,000.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 252014

Ram 1500

  • 139,600 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 55 mph, a loud noise emitted from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who determined that the rear differential needed to be rebuilt. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 139,600. Updated 09/11/15

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 232015

Ram 1500

  • 70,995 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500.while driving at 75 mph, the contact heard a noise coming from both rear tires. Upon further inspection, the contact noticed that the rear differential was leaking oil and emitting vapor. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,995.

- Haslett, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 022015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 169,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, the driveshaft separated from the vehicle causing the rear tires to seize. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the rear differential was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 169,000. Updated 02/27/15 updated 04/26/2016

- Kansas City , MO, USA

problem #1

Apr 032014

Ram 1500

  • 138,000 miles
Driving down interstate towing lightweight enclosed trailer. Saw smoke and oil coming from the rear end. Rear differential locked up, causing all 4 wheels to lock up. Drive line came completely detached and flew across highway. Transfer case cracked in half. Truck and trailer skidded to a stop on side of highway, after crossing additional lanes of traffic. No injuries and missed guard rail by a few feet.

- Isle Of Palms, SC, USA

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