hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,181 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 fuel system problems

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #10

Oct 222013

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 27,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While refueling the vehicle, fuel spewed from the filler neck even though the fuel tank level was not full. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the fuel tank was replaced; however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 27,000. Updated 08/17/16

- Amesbury, MA, USA

problem #9

Jun 282014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 178,647 miles
Last Saturday on June 28 2014 I was leaving my residence when I observed a small leak dripping out of my rear differential where the pinion gear goes into the differential. I ordered a pinion seal at my local auto parts store. On my way to the parts store I noticed a very faint whine coming from the rear end. About 1 to 2 miles after the whine was first noticed it quickly became a roar for no more than 20 seconds and then the pinion gear snapped at the differential locking both my rear tires up sending my truck sideways. With my son in the back seat it was a very frightening experience for a 2 year old. I couldn't move the truck out of the middle of the street so I sat helplessly and waited for a tow truck. The next day I looked underneath the truck and realized that along with my rear end being toasted so was my drive shaft which had damage from spinning freely. Then I observed my gas tank with a dent so big I have no choice but to purchase a new tank. So far I have been quoted for a used rear differential at several salvage yards from 800-1400. It's ridiculous that this problem continues with Dodge trucks and nothing is being done about it. Is it going to take someone loosing there life because negligence from Dodge to get these problems fixed and hold Dodge accountable!!!!

- New Bedford, MA, USA

problem #8

May 032013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
The fuel tank on this truck leaks, the tank and the parts on it seem to be faulty, there are cracks were the fill tube is and tank is cracked, I believe the tanks on these trucks are a fire and loss of life issue, , it looks as the materials the tanks are made with aren't meant to be used for a gas tank, to me its poor material and design of a gas tank, when I took it to the dealer to trouble shoot my problem, they wouldn't even put what the problem was on the service ticket, they told me I need a new gas tank, as a retired NJ state certified fire fighter, I see this a real life safety issue,

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #7

Nov 162005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while making a turn at a low speed the vehicle stalled with out any warning. The contact mentioned that the failure recurred several times and he was able to restart the vehicle after waiting a few minutes. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 78,000. Updated 07/05/12 the consumer stated sometimes while the vehicle was running, but not in motion, it would simply cut off. Updated 07/10/12

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #6

Mar 132011

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,540 miles
Was turning onto freeway onramp at approximately 5 mph and engine stalled. I have had intermittent RPM fluctuations the last month but have not experienced a stall until now. With a automatic transmission vehicle this seems rare and dangerous.

- Galt, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 192010

Ram 1500

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 St/slt. The contact stated when starting the vehicle she discovered that gasoline fuel was pouring onto the engine. The vehicle was taken to a local repair facility where she was informed that the fuel tube assembly was defective. The dealer also stated that the replacement part was also defective. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer would not provide any assistance. The current and failure mileages were approximately 60,000.

- Somerset, MA, USA

problem #4

Jun 102005

Ram 1500

  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated the fuel overflows from the filler neck when the vehicle is being filled up with fuel. The contact called the dealer and he was inform that there is no recalls or warranties on this failure, and the repair would be at the contact's expense. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #3

Sep 012009

Ram 1500

  • 38,000 miles
Occasional use of vehicle. Nothing has changed about how or when the vehicle is used. When filling truck with fuel, the pump will shut off after very little time and fuel sprays out of the filler neck and onto the ground and/or person filling the tank. If the fuel is pumped extremely slow, the pump will still shut off every few seconds and fuel will still spray out of the filler neck. The problem occurs every time I put fuel in the truck, no matter what gas station I use. My internet research has shown a recall for Dodge durangos of the same era. There have been several complaints on internet message boards with the exact same problem I am having. Fuel spillage is extremely dangerous as well as bad for the environment.

- Goreville, IL, USA

problem #2

Jul 312008

Ram 1500

  • 37,620 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact noticed that the engine warning light consistently illuminated on the instrument panel. In addition, when fuel is placed in the vehicle, the gas tank overflows before it has been completely filled. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced the fuel tank. Immediately after the repair, the failure resurfaced. The failure mileage was 37,620 and current mileage was 41,919.

- Rochelle, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 032005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab 4X4, 5.7 liter hemi engine, auto trans. 3,000 miles on truck. Engine is loud during idle, almost as if there is lifters sticking and or inproper engine tolerances. Fuel mileage is very poor, 10-12 miles per gallon in city or highway. Window sticker on truck stated 14-city/16-highway when purchased, way off.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

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