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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,500 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 suspension problems

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #18

Sep 122016

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 had not experienced a failure until the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). Upon leaving the dealer, there was a strong vibration in the rear of the vehicle. In addition, the rear axle nut seized and the rear axle assembly caused the two rear tires to flatten. The vehicle was unable to be driven due to the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was not available.

- Madison, NJ, USA

problem #17

Aug 152015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 35 mph, the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a fence. The air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a tow yard. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (suspension). The failure mileage was unknown.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #16

Aug 202015

Ram 1500

  • 165,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 50 mph, the contact heard a noise coming from the rear of the vehicle and the rear wheels seized. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the pinion nut fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who confirmed that the pinion nut needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired due to the repair parts being unavailable. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 165,000.

- Attleboro, MA, USA

problem #15

Aug 122015

Ram 1500

  • 120,000 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 50 mph, the rear axle seized causing the vehicle to skid. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the pinion nut separated. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V796000 (power train) and 15V313000 (air bags) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated that the parts were not available for the repair. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- West Islip , NY, USA

problem #14

Aug 032015

Ram 1500

  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While attempting to accelerate from a stop, an abnormal sound emitted from the rear of the vehicle. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train); however, the part needed was unavailable to perform the repairs. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The contact also received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the parts needed were unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000.

- Woodstock , IL, USA

problem #13

Jun 252015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While traveling approximately 75 mph, a loud abnormal noise emitted from the rear of the vehicle. The contact was in the process of merging to the side of the road when the rear axle pinion nut fractured, the rear wheels locked, the drive shaft fractured as well as the transfer case, causing damages to other components. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V796000 (power train) and 15V313000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. The manufacturer indicated an unreasonable timeframe for the parts to become available and the contact was unable to get the vehicle repaired. The failure mileage was not available.

- Brier, WA, USA

problem #12

Nov 232014

Ram 1500

  • 115,000 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 55 mph, the rear axle pinion detached without warning. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a fence and a tree. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained back and head injuries that did not require medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 115,000. MA 10/15/2015

- Leeds, AL, USA

problem #11

Mar 292015

Ram 1500

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at approximately 35 mph, the rear axle detached from the vehicle causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Dedham, MA, USA

problem #10

Feb 202015

Ram 1500

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at an unknown speed, the rear axle seized without warning. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train); however, the part needed to do the repair was not available. The manufacturer was contacted and they informed the contact that the part was not available. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Spencer, NY, USA

problem #9

Jan 162015

Ram 1500

  • 162,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that there was oil leaking from the vehicle near the rear axle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 162,000.

- Stevenville , TX, USA

problem #8

Jul 012013

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 138,000 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 55 mph, the rear axle seized and the rear end of the vehicle elevated and spun around without warning. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who stated that the rear end pinion pin fractured. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 138,000. Updated 3/31/15

- Dear Born Heights, MI, USA

problem #7

Oct 122014

Ram 1500

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the vehicle made a loud noise and the rear axle became inoperable. There were no warning indicators. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 150,000. The VIN was not available.

- Williamsport , IN, USA

problem #6

Jan 172015

Ram 1500

  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the rear of the vehicle as the rear end seized.the vehicle was towed to the dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 ( power train). The failure mileage was 124,000. The VIN was not available.

- Mcgraw, NY, USA

problem #5

Dec 122014

Ram 1500

  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 60 mph, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the rear passenger side of the vehicle. As a result, the vehicle came to a screeching halt. The contact stated that the driver side shaft and the rear axle detached. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the rear axle, the pinion gear, and the main gear needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 118,000.

- Sinton, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 082014

Ram 1500

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 45 mph, the rear passenger side axle suddenly fractured and the rear passenger side wheel separated from the vehicle. The contact lost control and crashed the vehicle. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was examined by an independent mechanic, but the cause of failure could not be determined. The manufacturer was notified, but no remedy was offered. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Sedgewickville , MO, USA

problem #3

Oct 012007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram. While driving approximately 20 mph, the contact realized that the vehicle was leaning and the rear passenger side was dragging on the ground. She immediately attempted to straighten the vehicle, but it continued to drag and lean. The vehicle immediately stopped after striking the barrier on the front passenger side. The contact inspected the vehicle and noticed that the axle failed and the wheel and drum were four lanes across the highway. The police arrived and filed a report. The contact sustained minor injuries. The vehicle was towed to the nearest dealer and was repaired. The current and failure mileages were 60,000.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 182005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact stated while making a right turn in 2005 Dodge Ram the rear driver's side tire came off and went under the vehicle. He had the vehicle towed to a dealership, and they would not look at the vehicle because he did not buy it there. The contact paid to have it towed to the dealership where he purchased it. The manufacturer sent a field representative to inspect the vehicle. He found a broken axle, which caused the tire separation. The manufacturer refused to fix the vehicle under warranty. Therefore, there have been no repairs made to the vehicle. The contact stated the vehicle had never been off road, and there were no pot holes where the incident occurred. He has pictures of the location where the tire came off.

- Lebanon, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 042005

Ram 1500

  • miles
We purchased the car on 6/30/05.on 7/4/05, my dayghters friend was driving on the freeway, when he heard a loud bang.thinking that there was a flat tire, he proceeded to move into the breakdown lane. No sooner had he done this, the vehicle began bucking, went airborne, and flipped a minimum of 3 times.none of the airbags deployed.thankfully he wasnt injured, but his passenger was. He had a small gash in his head which required 2 staples.

- Aiea, HI, USA

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