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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,038 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon steering problems

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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon Owner Comments (Page 3 of 7)

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problem #93

May 192014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 4WD 8-cyl

  • 111,000 miles

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

Driving on the highway at 60 mph suddenly my front tires started bouncing up and down in opposed ruth's. scared the life out of my wife and me ! I receive D in the mail a notice of a recall on my tierod ball joints and went to cook Chrysler dealership on rt 40 aberdeen md. They said they cannot get the parts ! they have a whole list of people who have the same problem !! whats going on ? its a recall. I would like an answer, but more, I want parts ! I will be contacting the attorney general. Sincerely, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Port Deposit, MD, USA

problem #92

May 012014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • miles
2005 Dodge Ram 2500. Consumer writes in regards to the left tie rod recall parts. The consumer stated none of the dealerships within a 100 miles, had the necessary part to fix the recall.

- Ponca City, OK, USA

problem #91

Nov 222013

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received a recall notification of NHTSA campaign id number 13V528000 (steering), however the part needed was currently unavailable to perform the repair. The dealer was unable to provide an expected date for the part to become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bellingham, WA, USA

problem #90

Mar 062012

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 4WD 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles

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

Spent over $3000 on front end so far, still have death wobble at 40-50 mph, this will cause death or injury, when will Dodge or safety institutes do something.

- Rexford, NY, USA

problem #89

Jan 062014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 13V52800 (steering) and stated that the parts were not available. The dealer did not give a specific date when the parts would become available. The contact received the notification months ago. The manufacturer was also contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #88

Apr 072013

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 123,896 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the power steering assist failed and the brakes would not respond effectively. The vehicle traveled into a walkway and independently decelerated to a stop. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was not able to be restarted and was towed to the dealer, who replaced the steering linkage and damper pitman arm. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign id number 13V528000(steering). The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 123,896.

- Lake Grove , NY, USA

problem #87

Jan 082014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received two recall notifications associated with NHTSA campaign id number 13V528000 (steering) and the remedy part was not available to perform the repair. The dealer and manufacturer stated that the part would not be available for four to five months. There are no failures at this time.

- Huntley, MT, USA

problem #86

Jan 272014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the wheels would feel unstable when driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where it was advised that both front tie rods would need replacing. The contact had also received notification of NHTSA campaign id number:13V52800 (steering) but was advised by the dealer that the parts needed to complete the repair would not be available until June 2014. The manufacturer was also contacted and could not provide a reasonable date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The failure mileage was not available.

- Lockhaven, PA, USA

problem #85

Feb 032014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that he had heard a noise coming from the front passenger's side of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the passenger's side tie rod and ball joint needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired. The authorized dealer also stated that the driver's side tie rod and ball joint was loose. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number:13V528000 (steering) and stated that the parts were not available. The contact had been waiting for months and the dealer could not provide a specific date when the parts would become available for the recall repair. The manufacturer was also contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the part would become available. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

problem #84

Jan 082014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that he was very concerned for his safety because the manufacturer still had not made the parts available for recall repairs under NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Tigard, OH, USA

problem #83

Jan 012013

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number 13V528000 (steering) had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The contact received the recall letter January of 2013 and followed up with his dealership for a repair date on a weekly basis; however, the dealer stated the contact was number ten on the waiting list and did not know when the part would be available. There are no failures at this time.

- Hamburg, PA, USA

problem #82

Dec 242013

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that she received notification for NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering) and was concerned about her safety since the parts were not available to service the defect. The dealer was contacted and the manufacturer was made aware of the problem, who was unable to provide a time frame for when the part would become available. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Sheridan, WY, USA

problem #81

Jan 012014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that she received a notice for recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering). The contact mentioned that she was very concerned for her safety since she received both of the notices and the parts still not available. The dealer was contacted. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The vehicle has not experience the failure. The current mileage was 75,000.

- Sutton, WV, USA

problem #80

Mar 032014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles
2005 Dodge Ram 3500. Consumer writes in regards to unsatisfactory customer service at dealership in completing recall notice. The consumer stated he called the dealer 4 times and was put on hold. The 5th time, he was transferred to the service manager's voice mail, where he left his name and number. No one returned his call.

- Blaine, WA, USA

problem #79

Feb 032014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 13V528000 (steering) and stated that the parts were not available. The manufacturer was contacted and provided an unreasonable estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Blountville, TN, USA

problem #78

Feb 212014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 8-cyl

  • miles
TL- the contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that he had his vehicle repaired under recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering) however after the repair was made swapped out the steering linkages that reverted the vehicle to the previous safety issue described in NHTSA campaign number: 09V005000 (steering) that originally the contact did not have until the recall was performed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic. The dealer stated they had to swap out the steering linkaging to comply with safety recall:13V528000 and the entire linkage would need to be reverted back to the original defective part. The manufacture was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 136,000 miles.

- Hillsdale, MI, USA

problem #77

Mar 012013

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 6-cyl Diesel

  • 160,000 miles
Any time I would hit uneven pavement (bridge approach, pothole, dip in road, edge of shoulder) my truck would go into a violent and uncontrollable shaking. This occurred on a regular basis. Each time, I would not be able to regain control until the speed of the vehicle slowed to approx. 15 or 20 mph. If on a straight stretch of road, it would hold straight until I regained control. If in a curve, the truck would either cross over or run off the road. When describing the symptoms to multiple Dodge dealers, they referred to the issue as the "Dodge death wobble". I have received two notices from Dodge/Chrysler regarding recalls. On the first recall, upon inspection, I was told that my truck did not qualify. By the time the second recall was released, I had already replaced all of my steering linkage to a new Chrysler/mopar design. This upgrade was completed because Dodge no longer offered parts for the 2003-2008 models and the only factory support parts option was to put 2009 steering linkage on an older truck. Per the recall notice, I submitted my service records and charges to Chrysler for reimbursement. My total cost to replace my steering linkage was approximately $715. The upgraded steering linkage has prevented loss of control from occurring again. I was contacted by phone and advised that my vehicle was not repaired with mopar parts and I needed to submit additional service records. When I challenged this feedback and asked to speak with a member of management, I was placed on hold when the representative then returned to advise that my truck did not qualify for the recall because it was not originally built with the defective parts. I again asked to speak with a member of management and was told I could not do so. I was told that I would be placed on a request list and should expect to hear back from someone within 24 hours.

- Maryville, MO, USA

problem #76

Jul 172013

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
After driving over an abrupt bridge abutment, the vehicle's front end began an oscillation or death wobble until the speed was reduced below 45mph. This was experienced 2 other times similar set up with road irregularity at 60 mph. Tie rods and ball joints replaced in front end, thrust angle aligned, problem remains.

- White Salmon, WA, USA

problem #75

Feb 012013

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 6-cyl Diesel

  • 181,032 miles
My steering box broke right at the shaft and almost killed my family and good friend.

- Cedar Crest, NM, USA

problem #74

Jun 072013

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 6-cyl Diesel

  • 150,139 miles
I was driving down a side street and my right tie rod drop off losing control we went into on coming traffic, and crashed into the curb, luckily missing oncoming cars. Had the vehicle towed to perfection tire and 3 days later they not only replace the right tie rod but also the left tie rod, upper ball joints, lower ball joints, and replacing the right tire from accident. Costing me $1,911.33. A few weeks later, I get a letter from Chrysler stating a problem with the left tie rod and if you have already experienced this condition and have paid to have it repaired, to send your original receipts to Chrysler customer assistance. I did do this and they said this doesn't apply. We were suppose to tow our 5th wheel that day and go on our anniversary vacation. Thank god we were not on a freeway going 65 mph. I don't think we would have survived this trip, and possibly taking out a few others folks too. Makes me feel very uncomfortable knowing someone else out there may have the same issue.

- Clark Fork, ID, USA

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