really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,339 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 brakes problems

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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 062011

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 90,000 miles


The ABS control unit on my 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 broke. I was alerted to this by a brake light and an ABS light on the dashboard. After shutting off the engine, the module motor continues to run. The following part numbers are listed on the unit: P52121408ad tjzbk2824K0241.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #4

Dec 112005

Ram 2500

  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact was driving approximately 5 mph into the driveway. There was pressure applied to brake pedal, followed by a no power response when suddenly, the vehicle crashed into the residence garage. There were no personal injuries. The failures occurred on twelve separate occasions without warning. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on twelve times for the identical failures. The technician was able to locate the problem and a remedy. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 1,000.

- Hudsonville, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 092007

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,693 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. While pulling into the driveway at 5 mph, the steering wheel locked. The contact applied the brakes and the vehicle struck the concrete wall of his garage. The vehicle was towed to the mechanic and he stated that the brakes failed. The mechanic also stated that the power steering shaft was damaged and the belt was wrapped around the fan. The current and failure mileages were 36,693.

- Center Port, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 312007

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 regcab 4X4 swb. While driving 70 mph, the contact heard a humming noise followed by a loud explosion. He looked in the rearview mirror and noticed metal pieces of the transfer case coming from under the vehicle. The contact attempted to apply the brakes, however, they failed to engage. The contact coasted the vehicle into the grass and it came to a stop. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of failure.. the current and failure mileages were 58,000. Received 12/12/07. 4200 updated 12/12/07.

- Crouse , NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 042007

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
(1) vehicle stalls without warning while driving it, vibration while applying brakes, humming noise coming from trans and vehicle vibration at 50 to 65 miles an hour (2) these problems nearly caused an accident on 4 deferent occasions, complained to the dealership many times how unsafe this vehicle is and they won't fix the problems. (3) I finally had to pay them to replace the rotors and brake pad front and rear, how the stalling, the vibration, humming from the trans at 50 to 65 still occurs to date and was refused at two other dealerships and turned away.

- Blackwood, NJ, USA

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