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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,112 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Dodge Ram 3500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 092010

Ram 3500

  • 116,000 miles


The ABS control module on my 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 has failed. The failure was indicated by the barking brake light and ABS light illuminating on the instrument panel, and the module motor continuing to run without applying the brakes. Turning the ignition off would not stop the module motor from running. My dealer does not have the module in stock and Chrysler Corp is backordered on the item.the dealer's mechanic said he had personally seen 5 or 6 of these failures. My concern is that this is a safety item, and an integral part of the brakes. 1.) if the module is allowed to run continuously there may be a fire danger, or possibly a further degradation of the braking system. 2.) the ABS braking system is rendered inoperative. 3.) if the module is disconnected to stop the motor, other systems are affected such as the speedometer, and data systems displayed on the over head. 4.) since Chrysler is back ordered on this safety item, this may indicate that there has been a rash of failures. The unit is manufactured by kelsey-hayes and has part numbers: P52121408ad tjzbk1984K0584 it also appears to be highly irresponsible on the part of Chrysler not to have this item readily available for replacement.

- Montalba, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 052009

Ram 3500

  • 81,000 miles
My brake pedal in my Dodge Ram 3500 is loose. It actually moves left to right a couple inches. I feel it to be a major safety concern. Dodge claims its not a warranty covered item. And I would need to pay a few hundred dollars to fix it. Then they say there is about 100 people on the backorder list for this part.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 312008

Ram 3500

  • 44,450 miles
Steering gear box explodes during service, cast iron gear box breaks while driving, loss of fluid no steering and no brakes hydroboost system.

- Shelbyville, KY, USA

problem #1

Jul 042007

Ram 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
(1) vehicle stalls without warning while driving it, vibration while applying brakes, humming noise coming from trans and vehicle vibration at 50 to 65 miles an hour (2) these problems nearly caused an accident on 4 deferent occasions, complained to the dealership many times how unsafe this vehicle is and they won't fix the problems. (3) I finally had to pay them to replace the rotors and brake pad front and rear, how the stalling, the vibration, humming from the trans at 50 to 65 still occurs to date and was refused at two other dealerships and turned away.

- Blackwood, NJ, USA

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