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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,818 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #12

Aug 312015

Ram 1500

  • 120,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at approximately 55 mph, there was a loud abnormal noise and the vehicle fishtailed. The contact discovered that the driveshaft detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the contact was informed that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Lindenhurst, NY, USA

problem #11

Jul 212014

Ram 1500

  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at approximately 55 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The driveshaft fractured causing the pinion nut to detach from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer; however, it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000. The VIN was not available.

- Clear-Lakeiowa, IA, USA

problem #10

Jul 092015

Ram 1500

  • 178,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 55 mph, the driveshaft disconnected from the axle. The contact had to maneuver to the side of the road. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. After having the vehicle repaired, the contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 178,000.

- Celina, TN, USA

problem #9

Apr 302015

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. While driving 70 mph, an abnormal sound emitted from the undercarriage of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the driveshaft detached. As a result, the axle assembly and pinion nut needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #8

Apr 042015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 65 mph, there was a loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle and the rear driveshaft separated from the rear axle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was informed that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train) however, the dealer and the manufacturer indicated that the part was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #7

Jan 102015

Ram 1500

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at approximately 65 mph, the driveshaft detached from the vehicle without warning. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who confirmed the driveshaft failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Ormond Beach, FL, USA

problem #6

Dec 162014

Ram 1500

  • 140,000 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 while driving at 35 mph, the rear wheels seized and the drive shaft detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Kingston , PA, USA

problem #5

Sep 232014

Ram 1500

  • 54,897 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge 1500 Ram. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph, a loud booming sound emitted from the rear of the vehicle before the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the drive shaft had failed. The drive shaft was replaced and the failure was remedied. The manufacturer was notified of the failure but no assistance was offered. The failure mileage was 54,897.

- Coram, NY, USA

problem #4

Nov 012013

Ram 1500

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 55 mph, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle and discovered that the driveshaft was fractured. An independent mechanic stated that the bearings and spider gears needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.

- Ladera Ranch, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 262014

Ram 1500

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 70 mph, the contact heard a grinding and banging sound near the rear of the vehicle. The contact later discovered that the driveshaft separated and exploded. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Halifax , MA, USA

problem #2

Jun 282014

Ram 1500

  • 1,020 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 35 mph, the rear driveshaft became detached from the vehicle without warning. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic, who stated that the driveshaft and rear end needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 1,020.

- North Apollo, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 312006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,900 miles
: the contact stated while driving at various speeds, while letting go of the steering wheel, the vehicle drifted quickly from side to side. Additionally, there was a noise coming from the right front wheel well and the noise was more pronounced while driving across rough road conditions. Also, while placing the vehicle in reverse, there was a loud vibration from the driveshaft. The vehicle was seen by a dealer for the steering and driveshaft. The dealer performed a wheel alignment to correct the steering problem, but was unable to determine the cause of the vibration. The vehicle is currently at the dealership for further inspection.

- Willow Spring, NC, USA

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