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1.7

hardy worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,052 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 fuel system problems

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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 212013

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 72,000 miles

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

Shortly after speeding up a car in front of me hit their brakes. When I attempted to slow down it seemed that the accelerator pedal did not return to neutral and it was very hard to stop. After troubleshooting, I found out that the accelerator pedal was sticking and not returning to neutral after being depressed. Sometimes it would slowly return to neutral, other times it would stay depressed. There is no external interference with the pedal (I.e. floor mat), and only the pedal linkage is at fault. If I pushed the pedal a large distance then it would normally spring back all the to neutral. When I checked closely, it appears that the accelerator pedal position sensor (apps) is what is causing the binding. This truck is throttle-by-wire so no mechanical cable is involved. The apps in this model truck is part of the accelerator pedal mechanism and the hinge point for the pedal is in the apps.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #7

Apr 182012

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 100,202 miles
Driving home from work I noticed a strong smell of diesel fuel in the cab, looking in the rearview mirror I noticed that all the cars behind me had slowed down to a distance of approx. 300 feet and white smoke trailing behind the truck. When I had the chance I pulled over in a store parking lot and exited the cab to see fuel pouring out under my truck and white smoke coming out from the left front wheel well. I had the truck towed to closest Dodge dealer where they discovered the number 4 injector line had ruptured and coated the whole engine bay. They also indicted that I was lucky that this did not cause a fire or possibly an accident from the fuel spilling on the roadway. While reading a cummins forum online I have discovered this to be a fairly common problem.

- Jasper, IN, USA

problem #6

Mar 012007

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 27,000 miles
2005 Dodge 2500 diesel. Starting at aprox. 27,000 miles, the truck began to idle roughly and was increasingly harder to start. At about 30K miles, the truck was taken to the dealership for repair. After about a week, the dealership informed us that the fuel was not diesel in the truck, and they did not know what it was. In fact it was diesel from our very own tank, and our fuel salesman told them it was ulsd, with a mountain dew appearance for highway. The dealer removed the fuel from the truck and replaced it with their own, only to then tell us we ruined the entire fuel system, which would need to be replaced at a cost of @ $14,000. Then they added that we had voided the vehicle warranty from contamination. We took the truck directly to cummins, who diagnosed 2 faulty injectors and replaced them at a cost of @$1700. The truck ran fine for 3 years, then same trouble again, took it back to Dodge at our mechanics request, and got the same total replacement scenario. Went back to cummins yesterday, where they service tech told me 1. Dodge buys the engines from cummins just above cost, and carries the entire warranty, 2. Dodge locked cummins out of the engines through programming and different plug connector 3. he had many people with the same experience as we did, turning the problem back on the owner and refusing service. He said in fact he did not know of Dodge honoring engine warrantees at all, and it was a sore issue for cummins reputation. Cummins sent us to a third party, were the truck is now. While talking to Dodge corporate the first time around, they told me they count on their dealers to be the "eyes and ears" of the company and leave it to them to decide warranties. It is not right to void over a faulty component, one which the dealer could not even diagnose. If I took it to a regular mechanic for a spark plug and they told me I needed a new engine, that would show extreme negligence.

- White Hall, MD, USA

problem #5

Jun 042010

Ram 2500

  • 119,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram with a cummings diesel engine. While traveling at speeds of 55 mph, the contact began to smell diesel fuel and within 15 miles of travel, the fuel level indicator fell from one half of the tank to empty. The vehicle lost power and stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who advised the fuel injector had fractured from the fuel pump to the cylinder. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileages were 119,000.

- Saybrook, IL, USA

problem #4

Oct 102009

Ram 2500

  • 150,000 miles
Re: possible dangerous leaking fuel tube Dodge corporation Dodge customer assistance center P. O. box 21-8004 auburn hills, mi 48321-8004 tel: 800-992-1997 13 October 2009 dear Dodge corporation, I am forwarding a copy of this letter to the NHTSA, aaa, consumer reports and cppb. On October 10th while returning home from pasadena I detected a strong scent of diesel in the cab of my truck. It was especially strong as I slowed after traveling several hours on the southern California freeway system. When I arrived home I investigated and discovered that the injector tube to the #4 cylinder was spraying a fine mist of fuel into and around the engine compartment and onto the firewall as well as being soaked into the hood insulation. I know that the diesel fuel is far less volatile than gasoline. I also know that atomizing it in a confined compartment that has high temperatures as well as a chance for spark or a shorted wire, such as the confines of the engine compartment, are an excellent location for a vehicle fire. Diesel fuel is difficult to ignite but once it is burning it is difficult to extinguish. You and your expert engineers are aware of this. I found that the blue plastic retaining clamp that holds the injector tube in place and prevents vibration from damaging the connections or the tube itself was loose. The plastic clamp/retainer was securely held in place by the screw that passed through the device but the whole clamp would freely move around the tube and the tube would be able to move back and forth inside the clamp. This sort of defeats it's purpose. I found that the pressed fitting on the tube near where it attached to the injector was where the misting/leak was. My internet research has found that this anomaly in the fuel delivery system though not common is not uncommon. I believe that it is more apt to occur in the 2006 models but this is only my opinion from limited internet research.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 102009

Ram 2500

  • 150,000 miles
Re: possible dangerous leaking fuel tube Dodge corporation Dodge customer assistance center P. O. box 21-8004 auburn hills, mi 48321-8004 tel: 800-992-1997 13 October 2009 dear Dodge corporation, I am forwarding a copy of this letter to the NHTSA, aaa, consumer reports and cppb. On October 10th while returning home from pasadena I detected a strong scent of diesel in the cab of my truck. It was especially strong as I slowed after traveling several hours on the southern California freeway system. When I arrived home I investigated and discovered that the injector tube to the #4 cylinder was spraying a fine mist of fuel into and around the engine compartment and onto the firewall as well as being soaked into the hood insulation. I know that the diesel fuel is far less volatile than gasoline. I also know that atomizing it in a confined compartment that has high temperatures as well as a chance for spark or a shorted wire, such as the confines of the engine compartment, are an excellent location for a vehicle fire. Diesel fuel is difficult to ignite but once it is burning it is difficult to extinguish. You and your expert engineers are aware of this. I found that the blue plastic retaining clamp that holds the injector tube in place and prevents vibration from damaging the connections or the tube itself was loose. The plastic clamp/retainer was securely held in place by the screw that passed through the device but the whole clamp would freely move around the tube and the tube would be able to move back and forth inside the clamp. This sort of defeats it's purpose. I found that the pressed fitting on the tube near where it attached to the injector was where the misting/leak was. My internet research has found that this anomaly in the fuel delivery system though not common is not uncommon. I believe that it is more apt to occur in the 2006 models but this is only my opinion from limited internet research.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 222009

Ram 2500

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. On June 21, 2009, the holder failed and detached from the fuel injection line. The failure occurred without warning. Since the part is in demand, there are no dealers that currently have it available for purchase. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Tonasket, WA, USA

problem #1

Mar 192007

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 42,218 miles
2005 Dodge diesel truck under warranty. One day the truck stalled out. Took it to anniston Lincoln Dodge of anniston al. They had it for 16 days. They called and said the lift pump was the problem and was replaced under warranty. Next they called and said replacing the lift pump did not resolve the problem. Next they said they were stumped and had referred it to Chrysler. Chrysler told them it was contaminated fuel and recommended replacement of the entire fuel system. The dealer gave me a parts list totaling $11,000. Before I committed to a large project like that, I requested that a fuel sample be taken and analyzed. The dealer said they did not do that and did not know where it could be done. The truck still had a fuel priming problem that was not addressed. They said if the fuel system was going to be replaced anyway; the priming problem would be repaired. They charged me $1700 for their efforts. I decided to take the truck to bill stafford Pontiac-Cadillac-GMC of talladega al. This was the dealership where I had purchased the truck. They had the truck for 17 days. An $11,000 repair warranted a second opinion to at least confirm the path forward on the repair. I also requested a fuel sample be taken, but they also said that they did not do that and did not know where fuel could be analyzed. Bill stafford had the truck for 17 days. During this time, they eliminated fuel contamination as the problem. Their diagnosis was that there was a fuel priming problem. They then informed me they did not have the tools for repair or further diagnosis I was welcome to come and tow my truck someplace else. They did not charge me anything for their efforts. Next I took it to miller-sutherlin automall of pell city, al. The truck was at this dealer for 10 days and they called me to come and get my truck because I was wasting their time. It already had a star case #9258138 (a result from the first repair attempt) for contaminated fuel.

- Lincoln, AL, USA

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