really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,333 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 232007

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles


I received a safety recall notice from daimler Chrysler stating that I need to have an "out-of-park alarm system" installed to correct a shift lever issue. Model years 2003 through 2005 heavy duty pickup trucks with automatic transmissions and a diesel engine are affected. I am appalled at this obvious inadequate attempt to correct a shift lever issue. Chrylser's "fix" is nothing more than an annoying "idiot" alarm used to mask the real problem. I refuse to have this alarm installed on my truck.

- El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 102005

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
We have a 2005 Dodge Ram quad cab pickup, my husband put the truck in park and left it running to get out and check some hay in the field, he no sooner got out and the truck went into reverse and almost ran him over, it kept going and almost hit a utility pole. He got in to check another field and it did the same thing again, this time he almost got ran over again and in running to stop the truck pulled a muscle in his leg. My husband is 60 years old and it scared the bejesus out of him. I will be calling my Dodge dealer on Monday about this problem.

- Lachine, MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 012005

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 quad cab lwb. The contact stated when the indicator was in park it went into reverse. This resulted in an accident. The consumer stated about 35 seconds after the vehicle was parked it went into reverse and hit an asphalt paver. The vehicle has not been to a service dealer to be inspected to determine the cause of the problem.

- Naples, FL, USA

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