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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,684 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 suspension problems

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #28

Mar 152015

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 numbers: 14V796000 (power train), 14V796000 (suspension), and 14V817000 (air bags); however, the parts 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.

- Fleming Island , FL, USA

problem #27

May 072015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the front end of the vehicle started to make a grinding noise. The dealer advised that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle under a manufacturer recall. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 63,000....updated 08-06/15 the consumer stated Chrysler was willing to buy the vehicle back. Updated 08/13/15

- Contoocook, NH, USA

problem #26

Feb 162015

Ram 1500

  • 154,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving around corners, the rear of the vehicle would drift to the side. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnostic was unknown and no repairs were made to the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 154,000.

- Wilmington, CA, USA

problem #25

Feb 022015

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 a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (suspension) in March of 2015. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The contact indicated that the VIN was also listed in the NHTSA campaign number: 14V817000 (air bags) and was informed that the parts needed were still not available. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Rock Spring, MD, USA

problem #24

Apr 042015

Ram 1500

  • 115,000 miles
The front right upper ball joint of the upper control arm separated while pulling out of a parking lot. The ball joint pulled out of the socket. The tire then laid over and the truck had to be towed.

- Beaverton , OR, USA

problem #23

Dec 292014

Ram 1500

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at various speeds, the contact heard a noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the rear end needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V79600 (power train) and 14V817000 (air bags) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #22

Dec 102014

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 stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (suspension) was received in December of 2014. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Windchester, VA, USA

problem #21

Feb 172015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V79600 (suspension) and 14V81700 (air bags) were received in February of 2014. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Forth Worth, TX, USA

problem #20

Feb 172015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V79600 (suspension) and 14V81700 (air bags) were received in February of 2014. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Atlanta, TX, USA

problem #19

Feb 272015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V796000 (suspension) and 14V817000 (air bag) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Independence , MO, USA

problem #18

Jan 152013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 100,046 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 75 mph, the vehicle veered to the left independently without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The technician did not diagnose the failure; however, the insurance adjuster stated that the rear end needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,046. Updated 03/24/15

- Newberry, SC, USA

problem #17

Feb 082015

Ram 1500

  • 100,007 miles
The contact owned a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph, the passenger side wheel detached from the vehicle causing the contact to lose control. The vehicle was destroyed and was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact sustained injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 100,007.

- Sparta, WI, USA

problem #16

Feb 222015

Ram 1500

  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at approximately 65 mph, there was an abnormal noise and the vehicle failed to accelerate. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the pinion nut rear axle and the drive shaft needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (suspension) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

- Oak Creek , WI, USA

problem #15

Feb 232015

Ram 1500

  • 125,957 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving at 55 mph, the rear end of the vehicle seized without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 125,957.

- Sinclairville, NY, USA

problem #14

Jan 172015

Ram 1500

  • 144,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving at 45 mph, a loud unusual sound emitted from the vehicle as the rear wheels seized. The contact was unable to move the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the rear axle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 144,000.

- Newark , DE, USA

problem #13

Jul 272014

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
While driving down the road the truck just stalls for no reason. I lose all control. I almost hit a car. I went over the curb into someone's yard. I have seen hundreds of complaints from Dodge owners with the same exact problem. There is something wrong with that model. The RPM's jump and the truck just dies. Its happened to me on the freeway, on rural roads, and city streets. This is going to cause somebody serious injury. I parked my truck and stopped driving it because it is not safe to drive. Something needs to be done immediately.

- Hobbs , NM, USA

problem #12

Jan 262014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
On January 26, 2014, my truck with only 59,000 miles experienced sudden catastrophic failure of the front left wheel bearing hub assembly. The front left wheel bearing hub failure resulted in complete separation of the wheel hub and assembly from the truck. This major failure is similar to two previous NHTSA recalls on Dodge Ram 1500 trucks as outlined below. From my review of Dodge message boards, this appears to be a broader issue than covered by the two previous NHTSA recalls. When I contacted the Dodge dealership, they said my truck was not within the two recall classes. I believe this is a broader issue and request the NHTSA to further investigate to save the lives of individuals who have purchased this truck. Two previous recall efforts: 1) the NHTSA campaign number is 07V-038 (or 07V038000). DaimlerChrysler's Dodge division is recalling 86,333 of its popular Ram 1500 pickup trucks due to a potential failure of the front wheel bearing hub assembly. The recall, under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), involves every Ram light-duty 2006 model year truck manufactured between November 7, 2005 and April 27, 2006. Three plants' output is involved: Saltillo, Mexico; fenton, Missouri; Warren, Michigan. 2) NHTSA campaign id number: 10E040000 : 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.

- Kingwood, TX, USA

problem #11

Nov 102013

Ram 1500

  • 79,300 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, a whining noise was heard from outside of the vehicle as the rear tires seized. In addition, the drive shaft became detached from the vehicle. The vehicle traveled out of lane and crashed into another vehicle. There were no injuries. A police report was filed of the incident. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 79,300. The VIN was unavailable.

- Pinole, CA, USA

problem #10

Oct 132013

Ram 1500

  • 102,000 miles
Front wheel hub/bearings on both sides completely worn out resulting in play in the front end and destroying the brake rotors and pads. These are not serviceable parts and cannot be greased or lubricated to prevent failure. I would be afraid of losing a wheel so will not be driving till repaired.

- F, NJ, USA

problem #9

Jul 172013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 37,980 miles
After I purchase this vehicle during my personal inspection of the suspension I noticed that the rubber boot on both lower ball joints were completely deteriorated. If this is not repaired the ball joints would fail creating an accident and possible personal injury.

- Coamo, PR, USA

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