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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 1 of 26)

problem #501

Feb 032016

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V796000 (power train) and 16V352000 (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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Harrisonburg, VA, USA

problem #500

Sep 122016

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact had not experienced a failure until the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). Upon leaving the dealer, there was a strong vibration in the rear of the vehicle. In addition, the rear axle nut seized and the rear axle assembly caused the two rear tires to flatten. The vehicle was unable to be driven due to the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was not available.

- Madison, NJ, USA

problem #499

Aug 132016

Ram 1500

  • 402,000 miles
Rear end locked up at slowing from 65 to 40 in turn lane. Came to a Sunday slamming halted stop throwing my wife and other passengers into dash.driveline sheard off rear end completely.

- Gun Barrel City, TX, USA

problem #498

Jul 232016

Ram 1500

  • 193,000 miles

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

I was driving in the far left lane at 65mph on the freeway and all of a sudden without warning, I heard a loud banging noise at the back end of the truck. The back end of my truck was being thrown around causing me to almost lose ntrol of the vehicle nearly causing a bad accident. I pulled over on the left shoulder and the truck came to a screeching stop. I was pretty shaken up. I got out and at first thought I blew a tire. Then looked and the tires were fine, so then I looked underneath my truck and saw the drives haft came out of the rear differential. I was not in a safe place on the left shoulder, as its in the middle of the freeway. I immediately called for a tow truck. The tow truck couldn't tow as the rear end was completely locked up. The California highway patrol tow truck showed up, and an officer had to shut down a crowded freeway to get me and my truck off the freeway safely. Later in the day I researched and found out about a recall on the 2005 Ram 1500. I contacted the previous owner who was the original owner, and he was never notified of this particular recall. I am in the process of contacting Dodge to see what they are going to do about it. They are responsible for putting safe vehicles on the road. I could have been killed and possibly hurt others. These trucks are not safe unless this issue is fixed. It happens without warning, so if you own one, get it taken care of right away!!!

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #497

Jul 122016

Ram 1500

  • 140,000 miles
My truck has the P77nhtsa 14V-796 recall notice (rear axle pinion nut). I contacted my local dealership when I received the 1st notice (nearly 2 years ago) and was told the part required was currently unavailable but I would be put on a waiting list and be contacted as soon as possible for the repair. I have contacted my local dealer again each time I have received another notice for this same recall and each time I have been given the same response that the part is still unavailable. I cannot understand how a potentially deadly issue such as this rear axle pinion nut failing cannot be addressed in 2 years time. I don't know if this is Chrysler's lack of concern or my local dealership. I was told again this morning that the part would be ordered specifically for me but that it was still nationally unavailable. Who is responsible if serious injury or death to me or my family occurs due to this lack of response from Chrysler? any help with this problem would be appreciated.

- Gainesvillle, GA, USA

problem #496

Feb 022015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V796000 (power train), 15V313000 (air bags), and 16V352000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repairs were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Advance, NC, USA

problem #495

Jun 282016

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 repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Viola, AR, USA

problem #494

Jun 202016

Ram 1500

  • miles
My vehicle has two safety recalls. I've been calling the local dealer here for over a year and they refuse to make these repairs. I continually told the parts are not in, and that they are not notified when parts will be available, but they call me constantly trying to sell me a new vehicle. The local dealer is david stanley Dodge.

- Choctaw, OK, USA

problem #493

Apr 162016

Ram 1500

  • 150,000 miles
Was going down hwy bad vibration and noise then rearend locked up after examining the pinion gear nut had come off dropped drive shaft paid tow bill get truck home. Found out was recall on this called Dodge said they would fix it but I have to have it towed to their shop now this is their fault why should I B out another tow bill

- Blackwater, MO, USA

problem #492

Jun 052016

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 not available. 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Bixby, OK, USA

problem #491

Jun 032015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 100,000 miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While the gear shifter was shifted into reverse, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 failure mileage was 100,000. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 08/16/16 updated 08/17/16.

- Wedowee, AL, USA

problem #490

Feb 022015

Ram 1500

  • 0 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #489

Jun 132016

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V796000 (power train) and 15V373000 (air bag) however, the parts 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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Marion, OH, USA

problem #488

Jun 062016

Ram 1500

  • 122,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle abruptly stopped and then began to roll. The contact noticed smoke coming from the rear of the vehicle and the vehicle would not accelerate. After stopping and inspecting the vehicle, the contact discovered that the driveshaft separated from the vehicle and the gear box was severely damaged. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 122,000.

- Cummings, GA, USA

problem #487

Jun 032016

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a recall 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 repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #486

Apr 032014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 193,486 miles
Takata recall. 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 08/02/16 updated 08/08/16.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #485

May 282016

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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Swoope, VA, USA

problem #484

Dec 162014

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Grottoes, VA, USA

problem #483

May 212016

Ram 1500

  • 134,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 40 mph, the driver lost control of the vehicle without warning. The vehicle was pulled over to the side of the road and was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 134,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #482

Apr 222016

Ram 1500

  • 188,300 miles
Rear pinion nut, drive shaft recall. In novembe while driving the rear pinion nut came a loose sending the drive shaft into the transfer case completely breaking the whole thing ripped the rear gears and locking up wheels.after 2 mos. Of trying finally got a Chrysler Dodge dealer to accept my truck under the recall. After almost a mos. In shop $1100 worth of repairs that I had to pay for that werent there prior to the incident, I got my truck back 2 weeks later it happen again. This time it was just the transfer case that was damaged. Towed it back to dealership, this time I had to pay $400 because 4X4 sensor was bad and because of the year of my truck its sold with 2 other switches and they werent going to warranty the work if I didnt pay to have switches changed by them. Mind you the light wasnt on prior to this happening the 2nd time. I called chryler Corp explained to them what was going on and they told me that there is nothing they can do and they dont get involved with there dealerships. Now here I am 2 weeks later took a road trip to Georgia and boom it happened again while im driving I just see smoke coming out from under my truck, I manage to pull over and the transfer case explodes again. I get it to Dodge dealership in gwinnette they find out the drive shaft is bent and was never replaced from when it exploded the first time. It took Chrysler a week to respond to the dealership in gwinnette on how to procede. Its been 3 weeks havent gotten a return call from Chrysler. No accommadations have been made for me. Im stranded with no vehicle wasted my whole entire vacation. Vehicle still not repaired.

- Deer Park, NY, USA

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