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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,413 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 miscellaneous problems

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Dec 022014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


It felt like the wheels locked down, and the rear end began to fishtail, causing uncontrollable swerving, resulting in the vehicle veering off of the road and rolling multiple times. Driver was my son.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #7

Jul 282014

Ram 1500

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the driver was made aware that there was smoke emitted from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Manhattan , KS, USA

problem #6

Nov 012011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
The volume of air coming from my defroster is inadequate to keep the windshield clear from fog and frost. I have read several on line articles about this problem and it seems quite a few people are having the same issue. I live in California and could only imagine how someone living in a colder climate is dealing with this problem. This definitely can cause an unsafe condition by hampering your vision while driving.

- Fair Oaks, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 142012

Ram 1500

  • 102,000 miles


I was driving down the road and the lsd rear differential of my 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 completely locked up and the drive line separated from the rear differential. The shop that fixed it said that a retaining clip must have come loose and destroyed the entire rear differential. Good thing I was only going about 25 mph in a residential neighborhood and not 75mph on the freeway, or the outcome could have been life threatening. Updated 5/29/2015

- Herriman, UT, USA

problem #4

Dec 162008

Ram 1500

  • 27,000 miles
While driving in city rush hour traffic, I experienced sudden unintended acceleration (wide open throttle) after taking my foot off the throttle pedal to slow down for a turn. The throttle remained stuck in full acceleration mode until I crashed into a traffic light pole. Full details are available online here:

- Roberts Creek, Bc, V0n2w6 Can, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 122008

Ram 1500

  • 48,000 miles
2005 Dodge Ram both front bearings wore out at 48,000 miles---Dodge recalled 2006, S-mine came out in 06---but is an 05.

- Des Plaines, IL, USA

problem #2

Nov 072005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,050 miles
I just bought a new 2005 Dodge magnum 1500 Ram long bed from the dealer in November 2005. After the second day of driving on the highway I noticed the truck vibrated a lot at around 65 mph. I returned the truck to get the tires balanced at the dealer and they said that tires needed no balancing and the shaking was fixed. The next day going to work the shaking started at around 63 mph and I returned to the dealer and test drove with mechanic and they balanced the tires. This time one tire was found unbalanced and was told that these truck shake at those speeds and when there is less than 300 pounds on the bed. I made another appointment so that they could do more tests and test drive. Same thing was said. They said everything was normal and nothing could be done and that I need to put 300 plus pounds on the bed to fix the problem. I called the 1-800 customer service for the manufacturer and they called the dealer and told me to go and make another appointment. I went to the dealer the next business day and the service department said that there was no need for any further appointment and there was nothing to be done as those long beds and model shake that way with less than 300 pound on the bed. I could not get another appointment or go on a test drive. At this point I think that is a safety issue because if you were to go on a long trip, and most highways and interstate have speeds of 60 and above, you would not be able to look through the mirrors to merge into lanes or see other cars if the truck is shaking. If you are driving to work and the passenger puts a drink in the cup holder, and you are on the highway, and if the drink spills because of the shaking would that cause a shortage and /or distraction. It would be a safety issue to have to load and unload the 300 plus pounds of whatever from the bed when you have to load plywood or anything that require the dimension of the bed.

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #1

Jun 022005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 700 miles
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 developed a problem with the sensor in the driver's seat belt. The consumer was in the process of mounting a radio, and was bolting it down to the floor on the transmission hump in the front of the front seat. The next day, consumer drove the vehicle and the air bag light illuminated. The problem was that the sensor was in the front driver's seat belt. The consumer had inadvertently drove a sheet metal screw through the wire running to the driver's seat.

- Spring, TX, USA

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