really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,600 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 252007

Ram 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


20,000 miles on truck. Was driving approx 70mph on freeway when truck just died. All dash lights came on. Pulled truck over and turned ignition off then restarted. Truck started back up and check engine light stayed on. Was leaving for airport within 2 hours so couldn't take to shop before I left. I made 2 stops (completely turning off ignition) before I left for weekend and each time I started truck, engine light came on. Dropped off truck on following Monday evening and noticed no more engine light when I started truck. Drove to dealer with no problems. Dealer said found code in computer relating to cam sensor. Also said electronic throttle body needed to be replaced. They replaced cam sensor & etb and changed/updated computer under warranty. So far no issues...have only put about 200 miles on truck since all work performed.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 192007

Ram 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
Engine stalls or rough idles whiles coming to brief stops, ie stop signs or red lights. It is usually but not always when I have run the car for the first time of the day within about 5 miles or less, and seems to occur more when outside temps are low. Updated 04/19/07.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 202005

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,800 miles
Dt when putting the vehicle into park it will jump into reverse. On one occasion the vehicle rolled away, and over top on the consumer, across a street, and hit a parked vehicle. Consumer had cuts and bruises on his knees from avoiding the rolling vehicle. On other occasions, could not get the key out of the ignition when it shifted into park. Did this intermittently. This has happened a dozen times. This happened around January 15, 2005. Had not contacted the dealer. An engineering firm was sending someone to look at vehicle.

- Beloit, WI, USA

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