hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,500 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 092010

Ram 1500

  • 90,000 miles


Started hearing a roaring noise from front end of truck, vibration in steering wheel and jerking when making right turns. Replaced hub bearing assy and noise quit. Dodge recalled the 2006 model but not the 2005 which uses the same part. Called Dodge and all they told me was there was not recall on that vehicle. I said I know, that is the problem. Fixed at my own expense...feel part was defective.

- Defuniak Springs, FL, USA

problem #1

May 012009

Ram 1500

  • 57,000 miles
The front passenger wheel broke off at low speed. Seems that the lower control arm (axle) just snapped in two. No other vehicles where involved, pot holes or curb. The wheel broke off pulling everything apart inside the wheel well except for the brake line. The truck landed on top of the wheel preventing it from flipping over. I spoke with Chrysler Dodge and all though admitting that the lower control arm should never break said that it wasn't a defected part because I hadn't had my vehicle serviced through the dealership. This was a very serious and dangerous problem. If it wouldn't have been for only doing 15mph when it happened it would have caused serious injury and possible death. Dodge has a known problem with faulty ball joints but don't seem to care all though this may have been a preliminary problem leading up to the axle breaking in two.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

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