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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,064 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Dodge Ram 1500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 082015

Ram 1500

  • 170,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 55 mph, the front passenger side wheel seized. In addition, the driveshaft detached completely. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the water pump and front passenger side driveshaft were replaced. The contact was uncertain of the repair part that was replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

- Lima, OH, USA

problem #3

Dec 302015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 14V796000 (power train). The contact stated that there was an abnormal noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. Upon attempting to exit a roadway, the driveline fractured, the wheels seized in the rear, and the vehicle swayed towards oncoming traffic. The vehicle was unable to move while in a two lane roadway and was towed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was waiting on the manufacturer to determine where to tow the vehicle. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Nolensville, TN, USA

problem #2

Jul 152008

Ram 1500

  • miles
1)slight burning smell. 2)right rear wheel fell off, almost leading to a severe crash. Axle sheared at bearing hub. 3)Dodge replaced axle shaft, bearings, and housing under warranty, took parts back.

- Theresa, WI, USA

problem #1

Nov 082008

Ram 1500

  • 46,257 miles
Rear axle locked up broke output shaft of transfer case, twisted the pinion gear in half while driving, in town this could have caused a wreck, and possible death.

- Atchison, KS, USA

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