10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
40 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
29 / 3
Average Mileage:
23,723 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 5 of 16)

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problem #231

May 212010

Ram 1500

  • 107,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at various speeds, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle. Immediately after hearing the abnormal noise, the vehicle began to vibrate violently and caused the contact to crash into a retainer wall. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries. After the incident, the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was confirmed that the rear axle pinion nut was loose. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train) after the failure occurred. The contact stated that notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) was never received. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 107,000.

- Woodstock, KS, USA

problem #230

Jan 192016

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 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 part was unavailable to perform the repairs. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 03/16/16 updated 03/17/16.

- Dothan, AL, USA

problem #229

Jan 192016

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was 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 contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #228

Jun 162015

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

I have 3 recalls on my truck. They are as follow: P40/NHTSA 14V-354 R25/NHTSA 15V-313 P77/NHTSA 14V-796 I have tried unsuccessfully on 3 occasions with the dealership to have repairs done and they will not call me back or schedule an appointment. The dealership is countryside Dodge / Chrysler in jackson, Georgia. Very unprofessional and discourteous.. can you help me with these issues. This has been going on since June of 2015. Very frustrating.

- Hillsboro, GA, USA

problem #227

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 repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sumper, SC, USA

problem #226

Feb 102015

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), but was unable to get the part from the dealer for an extended period of time. The dealer indicated that the part was on back order for the air bag recall and that they would not inspect the parts for the power train recall until the parts were available. The contact was unable to confirm when the vehicle would be repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #225

Jul 012015

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 15V313000 (air bags) however, the parts to do the recall repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Quincy, IL, USA

problem #224

Jul 222015

Ram 1500

  • 58,000 miles
"takata recall" I went to tom O'brian Chrysler dealership back in July 2015, about this recall, and I have followed up 3 times to find out when I can bring my truck in to do both recalls on this. They ordered the parts for both recalls and they told me that their oly can do 2 trucks a month because the way their recall works they bring a truck in, do the recall work and then they send the part back and wait for the next replacement part to come in. If this is the real case, it will be several years before I can get my truck worked on. So if this is a safety recall they should be doing a lot more trucks they 2 a month. I want to keep my truck but I am very concerned about a accident. I think if I have to wait longer, Chrysler should provided me with a vehicle til my truck gets fixed.

- Whiteland, IN, USA

problem #223

Jul 142015

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 parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 03/10/16

- Lincolnton, NC, USA

problem #222

Feb 152015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving at 45 mph, the rear end of the vehicle seized without warning and the vehicle crashed into a concrete barrier. The air bags failed to deploy. No police report was filed. No injuries were sustained. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired and the failure recurred. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V796000 (power train). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Yazoo City, MS, USA

problem #221

Jul 032015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles

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

2005 Dodge Ram 1500. Consumer writes in regards to rear axle pinion nut and driver airbag inflator recall notices replacement parts not available to complete repairs.

- Ellsworth, ME, USA

problem #220

Aug 012015

Ram 1500

  • 125,000 miles
Received safety recall notices by mail for rear axle pinion nut (P77 / NHTSA 14V-796) and driver airbag inflator (R25 / NHTSA 15V-313.) I contacted a local dealer in July / August of 2015 to schedule repairs. A week later the dealer called back to postpone the repairs because parts were not available. The dealer stated that they would call back to reschedule the repairs when the parts were available. I have not heard back from the dealer. The repairs have still not been made. The dealer has failed to remedy these defects in a reasonable amount of time.

- Denville, NJ, USA

problem #219

Jun 012015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 04/06/16 updated 04/14/16.

- Thornton, CO, USA

problem #218

Jun 262015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 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. The VIN was not available.

- Woodleaf, NC, USA

problem #217

Jul 072015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repairs 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.

- Painesvile, OH, USA

problem #216

Sep 102015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 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 contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. VIN tool confirms parts unavailable.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #215

Dec 012013

Ram 1500

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, the steering wheel seized causing the contact to crash. The air bags did not deploy. The driver sustained injuries to the chest from hitting the steering wheel but no medical attention was required. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed and the failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000. The VIN was not available. Updated 02/19/16

- Mount Airy, NC, USA

problem #214

Jul 062015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata airbag. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) however, the part for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had 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. Part distribution disconnect.

- Medford, NY, USA

problem #213

Jan 052015

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) 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Midwest City, OK, USA

problem #212

Mar 142015

Ram 1500

  • 123,563 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that when the brake pedal was depressed, there was an abnormal noise coming from the rear end of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 123,563. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Vinemont, AL, USA

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