hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,438 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 202016

Ram 2500

  • 110,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed oil leaking underneath the vehicle. Upon further inspection, the contact noticed that the oil pan was corroded and caused oil to leak. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who confirmed the corrosion and diagnosed that the oil pan needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Jesup, IA, USA

problem #3

Mar 022015

Ram 2500

  • 200,000 miles
I noticed a rust bubble under the paint a few inches above the rear tire on the passenger side. I removed the paint on the 1/4" diameter area and coated with touch up paint. After a week the rust started bleeding thru the touch up paint and I noticed a couple of more bubbles. I then removed these bubbles with a hand held pencil type grinder, coated with primer, then touch up paint only to find the same thing a few weeks later. I have doing a little research and this seem like a common issue. Due to the inner fender I can not get to the back side of the fender to stop the issue. Looks like the design allows water/salt/debris to be trapped in this area.

- Farmersville, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 072015

Ram 2500

  • miles
While parked after a short drive, the driver's door lock actuator failed in an unsafe mode (locked). Failure mode caused door to remain locked despite key turn effort to unlock. In addition, the door cannot be unlocked by lifting the manual lock control near the driver's left elbow. This single point of failure resulted in no way to enter the vehicle since there is not a key access to the right front door. A keyless entry system option mitigates the risk, but is not always installed. If an injured person or small child was inside the vehicle and unable to actuate the door handle from inside, it would not be possible for them to be helped in their egress from outside. This failure mode is so common that there are youtube videos on the part replacement. Ignoring the safety implication of this high frequency single point of failure is unconscionable on the part of the manufacturer.

- Argyle, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 212012

Ram 2500

  • 67,750 miles
Driver door lock is stuck down in lock position. Power door locks and key will not open door. Door will open from inside door latch. Have been many complaints on this issue on the forums.

- Columbus, IN, USA

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