really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,000 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 132014

Ram 2500

  • 137,000 miles


The contact owned a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving approximately 75 mph and while applying the brakes to slow down, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a construction site. The driver suffered a neck injury and the front passenger suffered a fractured sternum and injuries to the right foot and left lung. Medical assistance was required and a police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 137,000.

- Champaign, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 132014

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • miles
While on the off ramp to the stop at the bottom Dodge Ram gas pedal stuck down causing the truck to accelerate causing the truck to leave the road at around 85+ mph then dropping off the road to an 400+ drop.

- Arrey, NM, USA

problem #3

May 192014

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 111,000 miles
Driving on the highway at 60 mph suddenly my front tires started bouncing up and down in opposed ruth's. scared the life out of my wife and me ! I receive D in the mail a notice of a recall on my tierod ball joints and went to cook Chrysler dealership on rt 40 aberdeen md. They said they cannot get the parts ! they have a whole list of people who have the same problem !! whats going on ? its a recall. I would like an answer, but more, I want parts ! I will be contacting the attorney general. Sincerely, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Port Deposit, MD, USA

problem #2

Dec 212013

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 72,000 miles
Shortly after speeding up a car in front of me hit their brakes. When I attempted to slow down it seemed that the accelerator pedal did not return to neutral and it was very hard to stop. After troubleshooting, I found out that the accelerator pedal was sticking and not returning to neutral after being depressed. Sometimes it would slowly return to neutral, other times it would stay depressed. There is no external interference with the pedal (I.e. floor mat), and only the pedal linkage is at fault. If I pushed the pedal a large distance then it would normally spring back all the to neutral. When I checked closely, it appears that the accelerator pedal position sensor (apps) is what is causing the binding. This truck is throttle-by-wire so no mechanical cable is involved. The apps in this model truck is part of the accelerator pedal mechanism and the hinge point for the pedal is in the apps.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 012011

Ram 2500

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel. The contact was driving approximately 5 mph when the vehicle accelerated to 30 mph without warning. The contact forcefully applied the brakes and shifted into park but the vehicle did not respond and continued to accelerate. Suddenly, the vehicle jumped over and crashed into a ditch, flipped and caught on fire. The contact sustained injuries to the lower back, shoulders and head. The contact was transported to the hospital via ambulance. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and an investigator was sent by the manufacturer to inspect the failure. The investigator was unable to diagnose the failure due to the severity of the fire. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Comanche, TX, USA

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