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2005 Dodge Ram 1500
9 Recalls & Safety Reports
Recall List for the 2005 Dodge Ram 1500
Official recall notices have been issued for the 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Dodge service shop immediately!
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 AIR BAGS NHTSA Campaign #14V354000
Summary: Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is conducting a limited regional recall for vehicles originally sold or currently registered in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment of the driver side and/or passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence: In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of one of the affected frontal air bags, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.
Actions: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag inflator(s), free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V354000 »
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB NHTSA Campaign #10E040000
Summary: Federal-mogul is recalling certain Carquest, national, and percision brand wheel hub assemblies, P/nos 515073 and 515073, sold for use as replacement equipment on model year 2002 through 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup trucks. The inboard roll form used to maintain the hub assembly can fatigue resulting in noise and/or wheel separation on the two wheel drive (2wd) applications. The risk of these issues do not occur on the four wheel drive (4WD) applications, and installation on the 4WD applications are not part of this recall.
Consequence: A vehicle crash can occur if the wheel separates from the vehicle.
Actions: Federal-mogul will notify owners of record and technicians will replace the affected hub assemblies free of charge. The safety recall began on September 15, 2010. Owners may contact federal-mogul at 1-877-489-6659. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10E040000 »
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN NHTSA Campaign #10E013000
Summary: Fabtech is recalling certain aftermarket replacement pitman arms, P/nos. Fts93001 and FT44039, installed for use on certain 2003 through 2008 Dodge 2500 4WD, 3500 4WD, and 1500 4WD mega cab vehicles. The pitman arm can fracture and break away from the steering box causing total loss of steering control.
Consequence: Steering loss could result in a vehicle crash possibly resulting in property damage, injury or death.
Actions: Fabtech will notify owners and authorized installers will inspect for defective pitman arm and replace if necessary free of charge. The safety recall began on May 24, 2010. Owners may contact fabtech at 1-877-432-2832. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10E013000 »
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #09E012000
Summary: Sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.
Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.
Actions: Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on May 11, 2009. Owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E012000 »
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER NHTSA Campaign #09E009000
Summary: Chrysler is recalling 1,364 windshield wiper modules, P/N 55077098aj, sold during the 2008 and 2009 calendar year for use as aftermarket replacement equipment on MY 2002-2009 Dodge Ram pickup trucks. These wiper module assemblies may be susceptible to water intrusion that could result in partial or complete loss of windshield wiper capability.
Consequence: When the wiper system fails, the operator will have reduced visibility which could result in a crash.
Actions: Dealers will replace the wiper module assemblies with vented wiper motor housings free of charge. The safety recall began on August 28, 2009. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E009000 »
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 STEERING:LINKAGES NHTSA Campaign #09E001000
Summary: Chrysler is recalling 18,000 aftermarket steering linkages used for service on some MY 2003 through 2008 Dodge Ram heavy duty pickup trucks. The subject linkages may experience drag link inner tie rod to pitman arm ball stud fracture, also, the steering linkage damper attaching bracket may yeild and shift on the linkage. The part numbers of the affected assemblies is 52122362aa through 52122362ad.
Consequence: This could result in a loss of steering control and the restricted ability to turn the vehicle in one direction increasing the risk of a crash without warning.
Actions: Dealers will replace the steering linkage drag link inner tie rod end assembly, and inspect the steering linkage damper bracket free of charge. The recall began on June 6, 2009. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E001000 »
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR NHTSA Campaign #07E104000
Summary: Certain curved tempered replacement glass manufactured by hangzhou safety glass ltd and supplied to safelite by auto temp Inc., identified as dot-430, and sold for use on certain domestic and foreign vehicles may not break into small pieces as expected of tempered glass and fails to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 205, "glazing materials."
Consequence: In the event of a vehicle crash, the occupant(s) may be seriously injured by shattered glass.
Actions: Safelite will notify its retail customers and replace the glass free of charge. Retail customers can contact safelite toll free at 1-888-843-2906. Safelite will notify its wholesale customers and reimburse wholesale customers for current inventory and at a specified rate for replacing their customer's glass. Wholesale customers can contact safelite's wholesale division, service autoglass toll free at 1-888-246-6298. The recall began on January 15, 2008. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E104000 »
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL NHTSA Campaign #07E066000
Summary: Certain cequent 90 degree 7-way right angle adaptors sold by distributors in tow packages for aftermarket sales to tow 5th wheel rv travel trailers. Due to incorrect wiring of the harness, the trailer lights may not operate properly.
Consequence: If the trailer lights are not working properly, a vehicle crash can occur.
Actions: All of the defective tow packages are still at the distributor level and have not been sold to any consumers. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E066000 »
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #06E049000
Summary: Certain ck motorsports combination headlights, clear corner, bumper, and side marker lights sold as replacement lamps for use on the passenger vehicles listed above. Some combination lamps that are not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.
Consequence: Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash without warning.
Actions: Ck motorsport will notify owners and replace the noncompliant lamps free of charge. The recall began on July 1, 2006. Owners may contact ck motorsport at 1-909-610-7211. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E049000 »
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