really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,311 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 052006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,100 miles


Truck swerved to miss a dear in the road, when turning back, left front wheel came off truck, spindle shaft broke at bearing, causing truck to roll over, truck was totaled and driver injured, a couple small contusions, hit head and bruised elbow. Truck had 12000 miles on it. No correction taken, truck is totaled. When wheel came off truck, truck was starting to skid, wheel did not come into contact with anything but the paved surface, was not struck by anything. I believe the spindle shaft failed, witch should not fail under such conditions, I am a certified Ford technician. It should take a very hard impact for the spindle to fail if at all.

- Rosharon, TX, 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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