fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,380 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 #4

May 102013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles


Drive side lock got stuck in lock position, and it can only be opened by using the inside handle on the driver's door.

- Santa Clara, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 012009

Ram 1500

  • 31,000 miles
Rubber door seal on front doors tearing from opening and closing the door. Vehicle is 2005 model Ram 1500 with less than 32,000 miles.

- Astor, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 062005

Ram 1500

  • 44,000 miles
I have had (2)two close calls from a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 due to equipment failures. (1) the power steering pump failed during a snowstorm and skidded me off the road. (2) recently with just 44,000 miles on the Ram the wheelbearings seized and the driverside tire blowout sending me again to the side of the road into a small culvert. Even though under warranty Dodge is delaying fixing it because I have been complaining about these equipment failures. I've noticed many complaints and even limited recalls regarding Dodge wheelbearings being defective. If you are involved with either of these equipment failures you'd know how catastrophic it could be.

- Theresa, NY, USA

problem #1

May 012005

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,522 miles
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 experiencing problems with premature tire wear, rusted components underneath the vehicle, loose front passenger seat, transmission shifting, speedometer inaccurate, and problems with the body paint. The ride height was low in the front, there was stiff suspension, there was a loose strip rubber above the left door, the suspension bar may have been cracked, there was abnormal scalloping on the front tire outside tread, there was an exhaust pipe leak, the exhaust system components showed signs of overheating. The lower portion of the right side steering knuckle showed a visible line that could possibly crack. The engine idling was harsh when moving the shift into reverse.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

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