hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,064 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 engine problems

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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 232015

Ram 2500

  • 36,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated. The contact also stated that the headlights, windshield wipers, instrument panel lights, and gauges failed to operate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis testing. The mechanic stated that the engine cluster needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to dealer where it was diagnosed that the tipm module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 36,000.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 022012

Ram 2500

  • 150,000 miles
After changing the oil I noticed a quarter size rust bubble on the side of the oil pan about 1/2" from the bottom. I took a rag and wiped it off in an attempt to spray some paint on it but as soon as I wiped it the new oil started running out at a slow drip. I ultimately ended up replacing the oil pan. After I had the pan of it looked like the pan had been painted with rust on the outside. The inside of the pan was fine but I had 10 or 15 rust spots that were bubbling under the paint.

- Farmersville, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 062014

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 170,256 miles
The oil pan has a silver dollar sized rust-through forming at the bottom, rear, right corner and is now letting oil seep through. I discovered this when I noticed a small puddle of oil under the truck and inspected it. Luckily, I caught this before it caused a major problem. Had I not noticed this defect and it failed while driving, it could have caused a fire by allowing oil to blow on to the exhaust system. Alternatively, it also could have allowed 12 quarts of oil to leak on to the highway, destroyed my turbo and/or engine, or caused loss of control when the engine seized up. Dodge informs me that the repair would cost in excess of $1,400. I don't believe that the oil pan should rust through like this and have never experienced such a condition in any other vehicle that I have owned.

- Somonauk, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 012009

Ram 2500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle also stalled when the contact made a stop or attempted a turn. In addition, the vehicle hesitated to accelerate over 60 mph. The check engine warning light was illuminated for over one year. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that there were no failures but the check engine light remained illuminated. The contact also had the spark plugs replaced but the failure was not corrected. The current mileage was 201,000. The failure mileage was not available.

- Flagstaff, AZ, USA

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