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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 012006

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 8,000 miles


The final drive control module is faulty in Dodge 4X4 trucks, I have a 2005 Dodge powerwagon and this lite has come on and off for the last 5 years. I have had it in Dodge service in denison, Iowa in 2009 and 2010 and the mechanic hooked up a reader to my vehicle with the "serv 4WD" light on yet stated he gets no reading" every time I have tried to get my vehicle to service in my home town the light goes out prior to getting to Dodge. The internet is full of complaints on this item yet Dodge has failed to react. The stories of paying $800 plus for replacement and still the light comes on? please take a look at this problem, how is this not a recall? I can backup and the light will go off " I have a own owner paid for truck and would appreciate any help as it was not fixed under warranty!

- Bartlett, TN, USA

problem #1

Aug 312007

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 regcab 4X4 swb. While driving 70 mph, the contact heard a humming noise followed by a loud explosion. He looked in the rearview mirror and noticed metal pieces of the transfer case coming from under the vehicle. The contact attempted to apply the brakes, however, they failed to engage. The contact coasted the vehicle into the grass and it came to a stop. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of failure.. the current and failure mileages were 58,000. Received 12/12/07. 4200 updated 12/12/07.

- Crouse , NC, USA

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