really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,680 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #8

Apr 092007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,200 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 quadcab lwb. While merging into traffic at 55 mph the contact accelerated and the gauges on the dashboard began fluctuating out of control. The vehicle then shut off and the gauges remained stagnant. The engine locked up and the vehicle was towed to a mechanic. The mechanic stated that the failure was caused by sludge build-up. The warranty will not cover the repair because the dealer stated that the vehicle did not receive routine oil changes. The contact insisted that the vehicle has had regular oil changes. Currently, he must pay $10,000 for a new engine. The current and failure mileages were 44,200.

- Tampa , FL, USA

problem #7

Feb 112007

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25 miles
This has been a problem on and off for 2 years. Dealer unable to find problem. While driving our 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 pick up this last weekend, as we accelerated in traffic, the truck engine choked and then began to stall. We had just turned on to the highway when the engine power began to fail for the fifth time. We were almost hit by on coming traffic due to the engine failure.

- Royal Oaks, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 072005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,400 miles
Engine stalling, engine stalls in all driving conditions. PCM has been updated with new code and still occurs. Several components replaced and still engine stalls. Dodge service department recommended higher octane fuel and the engine still stalls. We have made a total of ten repair attempts and the engine still stalls on average one to two times per week. One occurrence of stalling left the pickup in intersection which caused a near-miss traffic accident.

- Napa, CA, USA

problem #5

Dec 162006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,200 miles


This complaint is a continuance of a previous complaint number 10175625 filed 12/08/2006. I have an ongoing problem with my 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 with the 5.7L hemi. The vehicle will at times stall when driving down the road. It seems to happen more often when the vehicle is cold and it is cold out side (near freezing). Since I filed my first complaint, I have had additional stalling occurrences with the vehicle. It was picked up from the service department on December 15, 2006. It was driven about 60 miles without incident. On the 16th, I went to the store. As I exited my neighborhood, the vehicle reached about 30 mph and hesitated where it would not accelerate any further for about three seconds and then stalled. I restarted it and continued down the road. When I left the store to come home about five minutes later, the same thing happened but only with a one second hesitation and stalled. I called the service department right away and dropped it off to them the following Monday morning. I have been working with the dealership where I originally purchased the vehicle. Their customer service has been excellent. The service department has not yet been able to duplicate the problem. They have replaced both transmission filters and a crank sensor. This has not fixed the problem. The dealership currently has possession of my vehicle for the third time in two weeks. I have expressed to both the dealership and Chrysler, both verbally and in writing, my sincere concern for the safety of myself and my family. I do not feel that this vehicle is safe to drive until it is fixed. I have asked that if it is not able to be properly diagnosed and fixed, to release me form my lease obligations with Chrysler financial.

- Grand Blanc, MI, USA

problem #4

Jul 252006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My vehicle is a swb quad cab 4X4 1500 6 ft bed. I was traveling at 30 -35- mph going through a slight right curve when the engine shut off and I lost all power in the vehicle (in traffic) I put the vehicle in neutral and restarted the truck at about 20 - 25 mph and continued on. The trucked had been running for about 20 min before it happened. The second time I was leaving work and pulled up to the automatic gate and stopped to wait for it to open and the truck just died. It had only been running for about 2-3 min.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #3

Jul 172006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2005 Ram 1500, 4.7 liter engine. Single cab. Vehicle engine cuts off when making right hand turns. Has happened multiple times last summer. I have been to the dealership every time. Only happens when hot outside and humidity is high.

- Galloway, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 142005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
Consumer states that on two different occasions while doing a three point turn and a U-turn, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle is currently at the dealership being looked at.

- Napa, CA, USA

problem #1

May 312005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
(1) anything, anywhere, anytime, any speed. (2) engine stall. Brakes and stearing in-operable, total control failure of vehicle. (3) flash update of the trucks computer chip, many trips into the dealer, latest advice from the dealer is they will not do anything about this issue except to note my complaint in the service file...

- Kent, WA, USA

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