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DODGE RAM 1500 - 2005 DODGE RAM 1500 Problems & Complaints

 
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by Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

There are 388 complaints filed for the 2005 DODGE RAM 1500

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2005 DODGE RAM 1500. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2005 DODGE RAM 1500, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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AIR BAGS

1/22/2015 - PHONIXVILLE, PA
TL CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE RAM 1500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V770000 (AIR BAGS).THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE SPECIFICS OF THE FAILURE EXPERIENCED WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 25,000.

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POWER TRAIN

1/21/2015 - CYPRESS, TX
DRIVING HOME AT A SPEED OF 40 MPH AND THE PINION NUT MALFUNCTIONED BY BACKING AWAY CAUSING THE DRIVE SHAFT TO DETACH FROM THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL. THIS RESULTED IN HAVING TO HAVE THE TRUCK TOWED TO BELLAIRE AUTO IN HOUSTON, TX WHERE THEY DID THE TEMPORARY REPAIRS HOWEVER THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL IS STILL SHOWING SIGNIFICANT SIGNS OF DAMAGE.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

1/21/2015 - CYPRESS, TX
DRIVING HOME AT A SPEED OF 40 MPH AND THE PINION NUT MALFUNCTIONED BY BACKING AWAY CAUSING THE DRIVE SHAFT TO DETACH FROM THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL. THIS RESULTED IN HAVING TO HAVE THE TRUCK TOWED TO BELLAIRE AUTO IN HOUSTON, TX WHERE THEY DID THE TEMPORARY REPAIRS HOWEVER THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL IS STILL SHOWING SIGNIFICANT SIGNS OF DAMAGE.

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AIR BAGS

1/21/2015 - AKRON, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE RAM 1500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 15 MPH, THE REAR END SEIZED AND THE DRIVE SHAFT DROPPED. AS A RESULT, THE VEHICLE CRASHED INTO A CONCRETE WALL AND THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED INJURIES THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER AND AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT A PINION GEAR DROPPED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

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POWER TRAIN

1/21/2015 - AKRON, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE RAM 1500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 15 MPH, THE REAR END SEIZED AND THE DRIVE SHAFT DROPPED. AS A RESULT, THE VEHICLE CRASHED INTO A CONCRETE WALL AND THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED INJURIES THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER AND AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT A PINION GEAR DROPPED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

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SUSPENSION: REAR

1/20/2015 - MCGRAW, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE RAM 1500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH, THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL NOISE COMING FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE AS THE REAR END SEIZED .THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V796000 ( POWER TRAIN). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 124,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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ENGINE

1/19/2015 - OROVILLE, CA
ENGINE STALL AFTER PULLING AWAY FROM ATM MACHINE, I WAS ABLE TO EASILY RESTART VEHICLE BUT THIS IS SECOND TIME SUCH AN INCIDENT HAS HAPPENED. THE FIRST INCIDENT WAS ALSO AT VERY LOW SPEED WHEN BACKING OUT OF A DRIVEWAY AND CHANGING FROM REVERSE TO DRIVE AND WITH THIS INCIDENT THE VEHICLE WAS EASILY RESTARTED.

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ENGINE

1/16/2015 - URBANA, OH
ENGINE STALLS WHILE DRIVING, THIS HAS HAPPEN TWICE IN ONE WEEK AND COULD OF BEEN VERY DANGEROUS IF I WAS ON THE INTERSTATE, I TOOK IT TO A SHOP AND THEY SAID IT PUT OUT A CODE FOR THE WHEEL SPEED SENSOR AND THE STALLING IS HAPPENING BECAUSE WHEN THE TRUCK IS MOVING IT'S PUTTING OUT A SIGNAL SAYING IT IS PARKED

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POWER TRAIN

1/15/2015 - HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
DRIVING WITHIN RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION AND FELT THE REAR END START TO VIBRATE, FIRST THOUGHT WAS A FLAT TIRE. HEARD A VERY LOUD THUD AND THEN THE REAR END LOCKED BRING THE VEHICLE TO A DEAD STOP. DRIVE SHAFT AND UNIVERSALS CONTINUED TO SPIN UNTIL ACCELERATOR WAS RELEASED AND VEHICLE PLACED IN PARK.

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AIR BAGS

1/14/2015 - DECATUR, AL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE RAM 1500. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V817000 (AIR BAGS). HOWEVER, THE PART NEEDED TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED THE FAILURE.

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