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DODGE RAM 1500 - 2005 DODGE RAM 1500 Problems & Complaints

 
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by Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

There are 1058 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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POWER TRAIN

8/4/2017 - HANAHAN, SC
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE RAM 1500. WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE REAR END LOCKED UP AND THE VEHICLE LOST POWER. THE CONTACT PULLED THE VEHICLE OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND NOTICED THAT THE GEAR OIL WAS LEAKING, AND THE BEARINGS WERE FRACTURED AND FELL APART. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER (RICK HENDRICK DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP RAM LOCATED AT 1468 SAVANNAH HWY, CHARLESTON, SC 29407; (843) 352-6931) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE DRIVE SHAFT, REAR AXLE ASSEMBLY, DIFFERENTIAL FLUID, LUBRICATION, AND THE RT SEALER NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS DIAGNOSED AND REPAIRED. THE CONTACT HAD TO PAY $3,874 FOR THE REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AT 800-334-9200 AND 866-220-6765 AND STATED THAT THEY NEEDED THE INVOICE AND THE ACTUAL STATEMENT THAT WAS PAID FOR THE REPAIR IN ORDER TO PROVIDE REIMBURSEMENT. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 32,238.

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AIR BAGS

8/3/2017 - OPELOUSAS, LA
TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE RAM 1500. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V352000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE CONTACT CALLED STERLING AUTOMOTIVE GROUP AT (337) 942-3516 WHERE AN APPOINTMENT WAS SCHEDULED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO STERLING BUICK GMC (5853 INTERSTATE 49 SOUTH SERVICE RD, OPELOUSAS, LA 70570) AND THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE RECALL REMEDY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE AND ADVISED THE CONTACT TO TAKE THE VEHICLE TO A DEALER. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

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AIR BAGS

7/31/2017 - YAKIMA, WA
TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE RAM 1500. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 14V796000, 15V313000, AND 16V352000 (AIR BAGS AND POWER TRAIN); HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE DEALER YAKIMA CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM (LOCATED AT 2300 GOODMAN RD, UNION GAP, WA 98903; (509) 248-1300) WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE RECALL REMEDY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

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POWER TRAIN

7/31/2017 - YAKIMA, WA
TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE RAM 1500. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 14V796000, 15V313000, AND 16V352000 (AIR BAGS AND POWER TRAIN); HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE DEALER YAKIMA CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM (LOCATED AT 2300 GOODMAN RD, UNION GAP, WA 98903; (509) 248-1300) WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE RECALL REMEDY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

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AIR BAGS

7/28/2017 - LONG GROVE, IA
RECALL S43/NHTSA16V-352 I CALLED KIMBERLY CAR CITY IN DAVENPORT IOWA AND THE SCHEDULED ME FOR REPAIRS ON 7/5/17 BUT CALLED BACK A FEW WEEKS LATER SAYING THEY DIDN'T HAVE RIGHT PART, AND WOULD ADVISE. THEN THEY RESCHEDULED FOR 7/21/2017 BUT WHEN I ARRIVED AND WAITED FOR APPROX. 50 MIN., THEY SAID THEY DIDN'T HAVE RIGHT PART AND I WAS PUT AT BOTTOM OF A LONG WAITING LIST! THIS IS THE SECOND TIME THIS DEALER HAS DONE THIS TO ME ON RECALLS! THEY KNOW MY VIN SO I DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW THEY CAN SCHEDULE ME WHEN THEY DON'T HAVE THE PART. PLEASE HELP ME !

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WHEELS

7/9/2017 - ALBUQUERQUE, NM
2005 DODGE RAM 1500 TRUCK 4X2 QUAD, WAS IN MOTION AT POSTED HIGHWAY SPEED, WITH MINIMAL WIND PRESENT. AS AN EYEWITNESS & OWNER OF THE VEHICLE, THE DRIVER SUDDENLY LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, ROLLING THE TRUCK 4 -5 TIMES BEFORE LANDING ON ITS TOP (UPSIDE DOWN). DAMAGE THROUGHOUT WAS SEVERE AND EXTENSIVE. NO AIRBAGS DEPLOYED AND BOTH OCCUPANTS WERE WEARING THEIR SAFETY BELTS. FRONT PASSENGER HEAD REST RIPPED AWAY FROM SEAT AND WAS FOUND ABOUT 100 YARDS AWAY FROM ACCIDENT SCENE, STUCK IN A BUSH. RIGHT REAR TIRE (PASSENGER SIDE), SNAPPED OFF AND BROKE AWAY FROM THE REAR AXEL. TIRE WAS FOUND MORE THAN 100 YARDS AWAY FROM THE TOTALED VEHICLE & TIRE WAS NOT BLOWN OUT. CONCERNS ABOUT 2 SAFETY RECALLS ON THIS VEHICLE IS THE REASON FOR SUBMITTING COMPLAINT: RECALL INVOLVING A PROBLEM/DEFECT WITH THE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, AND RECALL CONCERNING A REAR AXEL PI-ON NUT COMING LOOSE WHILE IN MOTION & CAUSING REAR WHEEL TO COMPLETELY BREAK AWAY FROM VEHICLE. DEFECT COULD SUDDENLY CAUSE DRIVER TO LOSE COMPLETE CONTROL, CAUSING VEHICLE TO CRASH AND/OR VIOLENTLY ROLLOVER. THIS VEHICLE WAS SERVICED FOR BOTH RECALLS, TWICE. HOWEVER, IN THIS ROLLOVER CRASH THAT OCCURRED, THE REAR WHEEL WITH BRAKE SYSTEM STILL ATTACHED, COMPLETELY SNAPPED OFF THE REAR AXEL. ALSO, THE INSURANCE COMPANY DID AN ESTIMATE TO REPAIR VEHICLE, BUT DID NOT INCLUDE OR MENTION A REPAIR CHARGE FOR THE RIGHT REAR WHEEL OR THE REAR AXEL. THE TAIL GATE WAS ALSO RIPPED OFF OF THE TRUCK AND WAS FOUND ABOUT 75 YARDS AWAY FROM THE TOTALED VEHICLE. NO FATALITIES RESULTED FROM THIS HORRIFIC CRASH, BUT MY SON WHO WAS THE PASSENGER, DID SUFFER SERIOUS AND PERMANENT INJURIES, WHICH INCLUDE A HEAD INJURY (TBI), MULTIPLE FRACTURES TO HIS CTL-SPINE, INJURED RIGHT FOOT, LEG AND HIP, AND ABRASIONS AND DEEP SCRAPES THROUGHOUT HIS BODY. THE DRIVER, MY SONS GIRLFRIEND, SUFFERED SCRAPES AND BRUISING, BUT NO SERIOUS INJURY.

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AIR BAGS

7/9/2017 - ALBUQUERQUE, NM
2005 DODGE RAM 1500 TRUCK 4X2 QUAD, WAS IN MOTION AT POSTED HIGHWAY SPEED, WITH MINIMAL WIND PRESENT. AS AN EYEWITNESS & OWNER OF THE VEHICLE, THE DRIVER SUDDENLY LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, ROLLING THE TRUCK 4 -5 TIMES BEFORE LANDING ON ITS TOP (UPSIDE DOWN). DAMAGE THROUGHOUT WAS SEVERE AND EXTENSIVE. NO AIRBAGS DEPLOYED AND BOTH OCCUPANTS WERE WEARING THEIR SAFETY BELTS. FRONT PASSENGER HEAD REST RIPPED AWAY FROM SEAT AND WAS FOUND ABOUT 100 YARDS AWAY FROM ACCIDENT SCENE, STUCK IN A BUSH. RIGHT REAR TIRE (PASSENGER SIDE), SNAPPED OFF AND BROKE AWAY FROM THE REAR AXEL. TIRE WAS FOUND MORE THAN 100 YARDS AWAY FROM THE TOTALED VEHICLE & TIRE WAS NOT BLOWN OUT. CONCERNS ABOUT 2 SAFETY RECALLS ON THIS VEHICLE IS THE REASON FOR SUBMITTING COMPLAINT: RECALL INVOLVING A PROBLEM/DEFECT WITH THE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, AND RECALL CONCERNING A REAR AXEL PI-ON NUT COMING LOOSE WHILE IN MOTION & CAUSING REAR WHEEL TO COMPLETELY BREAK AWAY FROM VEHICLE. DEFECT COULD SUDDENLY CAUSE DRIVER TO LOSE COMPLETE CONTROL, CAUSING VEHICLE TO CRASH AND/OR VIOLENTLY ROLLOVER. THIS VEHICLE WAS SERVICED FOR BOTH RECALLS, TWICE. HOWEVER, IN THIS ROLLOVER CRASH THAT OCCURRED, THE REAR WHEEL WITH BRAKE SYSTEM STILL ATTACHED, COMPLETELY SNAPPED OFF THE REAR AXEL. ALSO, THE INSURANCE COMPANY DID AN ESTIMATE TO REPAIR VEHICLE, BUT DID NOT INCLUDE OR MENTION A REPAIR CHARGE FOR THE RIGHT REAR WHEEL OR THE REAR AXEL. THE TAIL GATE WAS ALSO RIPPED OFF OF THE TRUCK AND WAS FOUND ABOUT 75 YARDS AWAY FROM THE TOTALED VEHICLE. NO FATALITIES RESULTED FROM THIS HORRIFIC CRASH, BUT MY SON WHO WAS THE PASSENGER, DID SUFFER SERIOUS AND PERMANENT INJURIES, WHICH INCLUDE A HEAD INJURY (TBI), MULTIPLE FRACTURES TO HIS CTL-SPINE, INJURED RIGHT FOOT, LEG AND HIP, AND ABRASIONS AND DEEP SCRAPES THROUGHOUT HIS BODY. THE DRIVER, MY SONS GIRLFRIEND, SUFFERED SCRAPES AND BRUISING, BUT NO SERIOUS INJURY.

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SEATS

7/9/2017 - ALBUQUERQUE, NM
2005 DODGE RAM 1500 TRUCK 4X2 QUAD, WAS IN MOTION AT POSTED HIGHWAY SPEED, WITH MINIMAL WIND PRESENT. AS AN EYEWITNESS & OWNER OF THE VEHICLE, THE DRIVER SUDDENLY LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, ROLLING THE TRUCK 4 -5 TIMES BEFORE LANDING ON ITS TOP (UPSIDE DOWN). DAMAGE THROUGHOUT WAS SEVERE AND EXTENSIVE. NO AIRBAGS DEPLOYED AND BOTH OCCUPANTS WERE WEARING THEIR SAFETY BELTS. FRONT PASSENGER HEAD REST RIPPED AWAY FROM SEAT AND WAS FOUND ABOUT 100 YARDS AWAY FROM ACCIDENT SCENE, STUCK IN A BUSH. RIGHT REAR TIRE (PASSENGER SIDE), SNAPPED OFF AND BROKE AWAY FROM THE REAR AXEL. TIRE WAS FOUND MORE THAN 100 YARDS AWAY FROM THE TOTALED VEHICLE & TIRE WAS NOT BLOWN OUT. CONCERNS ABOUT 2 SAFETY RECALLS ON THIS VEHICLE IS THE REASON FOR SUBMITTING COMPLAINT: RECALL INVOLVING A PROBLEM/DEFECT WITH THE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, AND RECALL CONCERNING A REAR AXEL PI-ON NUT COMING LOOSE WHILE IN MOTION & CAUSING REAR WHEEL TO COMPLETELY BREAK AWAY FROM VEHICLE. DEFECT COULD SUDDENLY CAUSE DRIVER TO LOSE COMPLETE CONTROL, CAUSING VEHICLE TO CRASH AND/OR VIOLENTLY ROLLOVER. THIS VEHICLE WAS SERVICED FOR BOTH RECALLS, TWICE. HOWEVER, IN THIS ROLLOVER CRASH THAT OCCURRED, THE REAR WHEEL WITH BRAKE SYSTEM STILL ATTACHED, COMPLETELY SNAPPED OFF THE REAR AXEL. ALSO, THE INSURANCE COMPANY DID AN ESTIMATE TO REPAIR VEHICLE, BUT DID NOT INCLUDE OR MENTION A REPAIR CHARGE FOR THE RIGHT REAR WHEEL OR THE REAR AXEL. THE TAIL GATE WAS ALSO RIPPED OFF OF THE TRUCK AND WAS FOUND ABOUT 75 YARDS AWAY FROM THE TOTALED VEHICLE. NO FATALITIES RESULTED FROM THIS HORRIFIC CRASH, BUT MY SON WHO WAS THE PASSENGER, DID SUFFER SERIOUS AND PERMANENT INJURIES, WHICH INCLUDE A HEAD INJURY (TBI), MULTIPLE FRACTURES TO HIS CTL-SPINE, INJURED RIGHT FOOT, LEG AND HIP, AND ABRASIONS AND DEEP SCRAPES THROUGHOUT HIS BODY. THE DRIVER, MY SONS GIRLFRIEND, SUFFERED SCRAPES AND BRUISING, BUT NO SERIOUS INJURY.

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AIR BAGS

7/6/2017 - OPELOUSAS, LA
TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE RAM 1500. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V352000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE STERLING DEALER WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE RECALL REMEDY.THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE AND WAS NOT ABLE TO CONFIRM WHEN THE PARTS WERE TO BECOME AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT. UPDATED 08/23/17 UPDATED 8/25/2017

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POWER TRAIN

6/23/2017 - CLEVELAND, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE RAM 1500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE CAUGHT ON FIRE WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH. AN EYEWITNESS EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE. THERE WERE NO INJURIES AND A REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS SERVICED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V796000 (POWER TRAIN), BUT THE REMEDY FAILED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE RECALL REPAIR WAS SERVICED AT THE LOCAL DEALER (ADVENTURE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM LOCATED ON 36845 EUCLID AVE, WILLOUGHBY, OHIO, 44094). THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN TO AN UNKNOWN LOCAL DEALER LOCATED IN THE STATE OF KENTUCKY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THEY WOULD SEND A SPECIAL ENGINEER TO INVESTIGATE THE VEHICLE PER CASE NUMBER: 31588634. THE VEHICLE WAS INVESTIGATED BY THE MANUFACTURER'S ENGINEER WHO INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT A SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT WAS TO REVIEW THE VEHICLE AND REPORT BACK TO THE MANUFACTURER. THE VEHICLE REMAINED AT THE DEALER FOR THREE WEEKS, BUT NO REPAIR ORDER HAD BEEN PROVIDED FROM THE MANUFACTURER. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT HE WOULD HAVE TO START PAYING A STORAGE FEE FOR THE VEHICLE IF IT WAS NOT REMOVED. THE CONTACT HAD THE VEHICLE SHIPPED TO HIS PERSONAL INDEPENDENT MECHANIC LOCATED IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE REAR PINION NUT WAS REPAIRED AND WAS TOO TIGHT, WHICH CAUSED THE FIRE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED AT THE CONTACT'S EXPENSE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME AND NO ASSISTANCE WAS MADE AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

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