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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,349 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.

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 112007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I own a 2005 Dodge Ram slt 1500 4X4. This truck currently has around 15000 miles on it. I have personally put 3500 miles on this truck. In the 2 months that I have driven this truck the engine died 4 times as I was driving. Each time the engine died I was turning uphill and to the left with my foot off the accelerator. I have taken this truck to the dealership twice. The second time I took it to the dealership, 3 weeks ago, to see if they could fix the problem. I convinced them to replace the idle air control motor. The same problem occurred again today. The engine died as I was pulling into a friend's driveway. The problem has the potential to cause a serious accident. The first time this happened I was pulling out onto a busy road. This problem has never shown up on the diagnostic computer at the dealership, and I urge you to research this problem to prevent future accidents. I have heard from other owners of the 05 Ram series that have the same problem.

- Manchester, KY, USA

problem #2

Feb 022006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab 4.7L V8. 3-4 times / week the engine stalls while driving less than 10 mph, usually while slowing down to stop and sometimes while accelerating slowly. Check engine light is on with engine codes P0404 & P0406 set (egr valve) talked to service department at Dodge dealership. They said that this is a common problem with this model and that Dodge isn't doing anything to correct it unless I pay to have them fix it. The egr valve apparently has a design flaw and prone to fail.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 082005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,048 miles
(1) coming to a stop light/sign has stalled 10 times (2) stalls in the intersection - could cause an accident (3) replaced oxygen sensor under warranty(dealer should have) has not fixed the problem.

- Edgewood, MD, USA

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