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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,811 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon lights problems

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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon Owner Comments

problem #12

Jun 272016

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving approximately 25 mph, the headlights and tail lights failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuse box module needed to be replaced. The ehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000....updated 09/14/16

- Hamburg, NJ, USA

problem #11

Apr 152016

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 185,000 miles
Turn signal signalling wrong direction without warning or no signalling at all. Seems to happen on days with heavy dew or fog... can affect hazard lights as well.

- Sutton, AK, USA

problem #10

Jul 012011

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving approximately 45 mph and signaling a right turn, the turn signal failed to engage without warning. The contact also stated that while signaling to make a right turn, the left turn signal activated without warning. The contact pulled the vehicle over and also discovered that the passenger side tail light had blown out. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the windshield wiper stalk was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

- Gotha, FL, USA

problem #9

Feb 242012

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 6-cyl Diesel

  • 42,000 miles


My directional has failures, I will turn on to make a left turn and the right signal will flash. Sometimes the directional will not work at all. Sometimes it will signal right and then left all on its own. Then it will work fine. I found simular problems in forums for 2006 but nothing for 2005. I contacted the Dodge dealer service department and he knows nothing about a recall. I found an action number on your website, PE08059, with the same problem but different year and different type of Ram. I think this is a safety issue, and there should be a recall.

- Pinecliffe, CO, USA

problem #8

Jul 202011

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 36,500 miles
Turn signal will blink the wrong direction, will sometimes not work at all, will sometimes turn the wipers on when the signal is pushed up or down, the headlights will stay on bright, move the turning signal and wipers might discharge washer fluid. Appears to be short in signal switch. When the turn signal is placed into a certain directions, other cars don't know which way you are turning and about caused several accidents. Wipers sometimes will not work in raining conditions. This is a safety hazard but Dodge dealership will not fix without recall which I think is a concern since there are hundreds of problems been reported to them and they are aware of the problems. This is not a one time problem, the 2005-2007 Dodge year model switches have a lot of hits on the internet reporting the problems.

- Enid, OK, USA

problem #7

Mar 182011

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge 2500. The contact stated that the turn signals are malfunctioning, when he turns the right turn signal on the left one blinks and vice versa. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who did not diagnose the problem. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 100,000.

- Springfield , OR, USA

problem #6

Jan 042011

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • miles


Turn signal does not operate correctly--when you turn on the left signal it will switch from the left and right intermediately--at first only happened now and then--now it happens every time and the turn signal does not click any more either.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #5

Oct 162010

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 4WD 8-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
Marker/running lights quit working. I was unaware that they quit working, all other lights were working. Danger to other drivers. Trying to resolve problem. Old part is available.

- Gaastra, MI, USA

problem #4

Sep 252010

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 130,000 miles
I was in the left turn lane with my left blinker activated and my buddy that was behind me called me on the cell phone and said that my right turn signal was on. The inside one was indicating a right turn condition, but the turn signal handle was positioned for a left turn. The next day I hooked up to a trailer the next day and turned my left turn signal on and walked back to check my trailer lights and my right turn signals were blinking. I looked for this problem, but it is listed for the 2006 Dodge 3500.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #3

Nov 202009

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 59,133 miles
2005 Dodge 2500 power windows on the pass. Side front pass. Go down don't come up, driver side rear pass. Window sometimes works and sometimes doesn't from the drivers door switches, open the same door and the interior light doesn't come on, third brake light works sometimes, windshield wipers act as if you have them on the constant cycle when it is in the intermittent cycle, blend door does not change from floor to vent or defrost.

- Warren, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 102009

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 90,000 miles
While driving my 2005 Dodge Ram truck, I have recently noticed a malfunction with the indicator lights. When I indicate a right turn from the indicator switch, the left indicator light starts to flash. Additionally, when I indicate a left turn from the indicator switch, the right indicator light starts to flash. Currently the malfunction occurs approximately once per 10 uses of the indicator switch. Extremely difficult for the owner to spot this type indicator malfunction. Potential to be struck by another vehicle is extreme since surrounding vehicles believe you are turning one direction when in fact you turn the opposite way. Initially I disassembled the multifunction switch in question and slightly bent the spring contract slides to ensure proper contact was being made. This worked for approx. 6 months however the problem is now re-occurring. I've recently purchased a new multifunction switch $140 which I intend to install, however I would like confirmation it is designed in an inherently safe way so that this issue will never be able to occur again.

- Fort Saskatchewan, Ab , 00, USA

problem #1

Nov 132008

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 20,100 miles
I have a 2005 Dodge Ram truck 2500. The turn signal switch fails and when turning left signal it will switch to right blinker which is very unsafe. And confuses other drivers as well. It is a very unsafe situation, when towing a trailer etc. And just normal driving. I have heard about this from many other owners on line about this problem. It should be a recall because there are too many incidents about this problem. Thanks, bob ps I only have 22,000 miles on this rig. This problem happens all the time now.

- Fair Oaks, CA, USA

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