fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,710 miles

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2010 Dodge Ram 5500 drivetrain problems

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2010 Dodge Ram 5500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 252012

Ram 5500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 28,500 miles


Driveshaft disconnected/slipped out of rear diff (hanging down - still on truck) loss of power/had to coast to a safe area during coasting came to a sudden stop/something locked up in rear diff.

- Clarkston, MI, USA

problem #4

Nov 102010

Ram 5500 8-cyl

  • 4,000 miles
Rear wheels locked up while driving...brought truck in and was told it was not an issue and nothing was wrong.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

Jun 122012

Ram 5500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 36,250 miles
While traveling a local road at approximately 30 mph, the rear differential made a short term humming noise and then a grinding sound. Rear differential locked up shearing the pinion shaft and allowing the driveshaft to drop free of the rear differential, hit the bottom of the truck several times and then drop to the ground. Vehicle was towed to the local dealership where it remains waiting on parts. According to the dealership, Chrysler has switched suppliers of the ring and pinion kits and there is currently a backorder of approximately 175 parts kits. Current release date for the parts is October 2012.

- Chadds Ford, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 302012

Ram 5500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 22,300 miles
The truck started making a whirring down shifting noise then a loud noise then the truck seized to a halt drive shaft now laying on ground.

- Catasauqua, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 152010

Ram 5500

  • 2,500 miles
Driving around 30 miles per hour, and it has happened twice it has surged in speed with out pressing the gas pedal for no reason. Nothing was done because being it doesn't happen all the time when I take it to the dealer it will not happen more than likely.

- Surrey, ND, USA

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