Automatic Transmission Problems of Dodge Ram 2500 - part 1

Dodge Ram 2500 owners have reported 134 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 1
Failure Date: 12/31/2012

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while accelerating at 50 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred on multiple occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 1,500.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 2
Failure Date: 10/17/2009

The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck purchased June 2007. While the vehicle was parked at a gas station, it began to roll away. He then jumped into the vehicle, depressed the brakes and put the vehicle into drive. The driver's side door was severely damaged and bent back toward the hood. He had left the driver's side door open while pumping fuel into the vehicle. The manufacturer was contacted in reference to recall# 06e024000(engine and engine cooling). Since his VIN number was excluded from the recall, he was ineligible for a free remedy. The failure and current mileages were 78,124.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 3
Failure Date: 08/23/2009

When shifting my truck into park it hangs up and the indicator either reads park or nothing but the vehicle will not start due to still being engaged in gear. I t is also difficult to get out of park when it does go in. I spoke to my dealer about it and he said it was common and a valve in the transmission needed replaced since my warranty was out due to mileage it would run around $600. I did not see it as that big of a problem so I did not have it repaired. I left my truck running at a gas station one morning which I rarely do and while I was inside paying for a cup of coffee my truck took off in reverse and crashed into a utility poll. Us 287 was right behind the poll with very busy traffic. Also the fuel pumps were on the other side. I know several other people with the same model truck and the same sticky valve. I will never leave my truck idling or without the brake set. What if it was in my drive with my kids playing behind me. I went into my dealership after the accident and my dealer was unconcerned.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 4
Failure Date: 08/20/2008

2004 Dodge 2500 4wd dsl has exact problem of recall 03v503000, Dodge claims my vehicle not on recall list. Cracked transmission housing adapter at transmission bolt up.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 5
Failure Date: 07/30/2008

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge 2500 diesel pickup. While driving less than 60 mph, the vehicle automatically shifted into neutral. He drove over a slight speed bump and the vehicle shifted itself into neutral. The dealer stated that the entire transmission needed to be replaced. The repairs were going to be made under warranty. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 28,300 and current mileage was 29,000.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 6
Failure Date: 07/01/2008

Dodge Ram 2500 - e17 safety recall this warranty item was installed on my truck and now the horn honks often when I go from reverse to park. . . Or park to reverse the dealership is refusing to undo this recall. This is an unsatisfactory solution to the initial problem and many customers are complaining about this "fix". The current fix causes almost 100% false alerts. From a safety standpoint, there is no value here as the driver just becomes accustom to ignoring the alarm. . . Thus leaving the original danger in place. Please, if possible, pressure Dodge to either redo the recall and actually fix the mechanical problem with false-park issues or at least have them make the current "fix" more accurate.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 7
Failure Date: 06/24/2008

My 2008, 2500 Dodge truck 4x4 diesel has a bad jerking problem when you let off the fuel and then put it on again. The dealers have changed turbo, wire harnesses, all sensors, egr. . . . . . . . . This has been going on since 7000 miles on truck. I have now 47,000. Everyone including the dealer has said all 2008's do this and it is the factory's problem.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 8
Failure Date: 11/17/2007

The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500. Approximately three minutes after the contact exited the vehicle, the gear shifted into reverse. The vehicle crashed into a large truck. There were no occupants in the vehicle. The contact's leg was injured. Both vehicles sustained body damage. A complaint was filed with the manufacturer. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer, but no repairs were made. The dealer stated that there was no failure with the vehicle. The speed was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 90,000.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 9
Failure Date: 10/20/2007

Was in my Dodge truck in a parking lot. Started vehicle and pulled forward about 6 feet and felt like I had run over a bottle or can. I stopped the truck, put the truck in park and looked at the indicator to make sure it was in park. With the engine running I began to exit the vehicle and after 1 foot was on the ground the horn started to blow and the vehicle went into reverse. It traveled backwards for about 8 feet before I could enter the vehicle and engage the brake. As it was going in reverse, the door hit a concrete pillar used to support parking lot lights and bent the door forward considerably past the point of normal opening. The door will have to be replaced along with some additional body work.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 10
Failure Date: 09/12/2007

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign id number 05v462000 (power train:automatic transmission) applies to his vehicle, but he does not want the software modification work performed as mentioned in the recall notice. The Dodge dealer has been notified. There had been no failure to date. The current mileage was 25,000.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 11
Failure Date: 09/12/2007

The contact owns a 2003 Dodge 2500. The contact stated that the vehicle shifted out of park and into reverse on its own. As a result, the vehicle drove in reverse downhill at 15 mph. Nhtsa campaign id number 05v462000 (power train:automatic transmission) was referenced. The contact stated that the remedy did not correct the failure and was only a temporary repair. The current mileage was 108,606 and failure mileage was 52,000.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 12
Failure Date: 08/13/2007

I had the Dodge e17 recall done to my 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 slt. The recall said it would be an out-of-park alarm. I thought it would be a buzzing or dinging alert. Instead it honks my horn. Now I can't back up to my trailer with my door open without waking my neighbors. I'm disgusted that nhsta approved this "improvement" and insist that a buzzing or dinging alarm be used instead.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 13
Failure Date: 05/01/2007

Drove in driveway put in park, went inside to get something quick came out and crash. . Came out of park and into reverse went across street hit curb turned right and down in front of neighbors house and rear end then hit center of light pole for $5,000 damage also all plastic dash, cup holder, and sunglass holder all broken in large pieces out of dash.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 14
Failure Date: 04/07/2007

Transmission came out of park while vehicle was not running. Vehicle was parked on slight incline in a busy store parking lot. About 30-45 seconds after walking into store vehicle rolled across parking lot. Sales woman came and informed me. Needed recall repairs, but vehicle was not running. Campaign was for vehicle running. This the 2nd time this happened.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 15
Failure Date: 04/06/2007

2005 Dodge Ram 2500 rolled back while parked and hit another vehicle. Consumer states that the vehicle rolled backward and hit the other vehicle. Consumer's insurance company would like reimbursement for paying for the repairs due to a recall sent out regarding the vehicle slipping out of park. * kb.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 16
Failure Date: 02/17/2007

I was driving to one of our buildings and noticed one of my diesel trucks had not been plugged in so I stopped put the truck in park and got into the other truck. I had started the other truck and was letting it warm up when I looked over at the truck I had parked it was about 25 yards away with the back up against a tree. I ran over to it the tail gate was smashed the truck was still running.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 17
Failure Date: 02/14/2007

Tl *- the contact called regarding the 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that he left the vehicle running and exited the vehicle. He walked approximately 20 ft when the vehicle accelerated in reverse and struck a light pole. There was damage to the driver's door and the front and rear bumper. There were no injuries. The failure mileage was 25,000. The contact had not taken the vehicle to dealer for diagnosis. After the incident, the contact received recall 05v462000 concerning the power train : automatic transmission. Updated 03/30/07.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 18
Failure Date: 02/07/2007

- the contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 with a current mileage of 43000 miles. The failure caused a lack of transmission park pawl engagement and caused rearward movement of the vehicle which resulted in a crash. The vehicle sustained rear end bumper damage do to the recall 05v462000 failure. The contact called the manufacturer, and was told that they would not cover any damages to his vehicle at this time.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 19
Failure Date: 01/09/2007

2005 Dodge Ram 2500 customer took car in for recall and was charged when letter stated modification should be done with no charge. * the consumer stated the dealer charged him because they had to reconnect his xm satellite radio to complete the recall.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 20
Failure Date: 12/28/2006

- the contact has a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel motor automatic truck, on a dry pavement on a flat surface, he stopped, and when he put the truck into park and got out of the truck it jumped out of park into reverse and rolled down the driveway and struck a vehicle that was following it , resulting in a total of $4000. 00 worth of damage to both vehicles. The dealership found nothing wrong with the vehicle. Updated 02/06/07.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 21
Failure Date: 12/05/2006

-the contact stated that the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel had recall 05v462000 repaired in 12/2006 for the power train: automatic transmission. He was not satisfied with the recall repairs. When he pulled up to the gate of his home he put the vehicle in reverse with the emergency brake on, which gave him light at night, but it startled his cattle. The contact went back to the dealership and asked for the repair to be removed ,and was informed that this a regulation and could not be deactivated.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 22
Failure Date: 11/30/2006

: the contact stated while placed in park with the engine idling, the vehicle went into reverse without warning. The vehicle was moving at about 5 mph. The sales/service dealer was notified but the contact was placed on hold and eventually the contact hung up. The manufacturer was not contacted. The problem occurred 3 times. There was no damage on the first incident, but an empty parked school bus was struck causing damage to the right front quarter panel, right door and the hood on the second occasion. On the third occasion, the vehicle struck the barn and feed trough, causing a broken headlight and a dented bumper.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 23
Failure Date: 11/28/2006

The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel. The contact drove into the driveway, placed the vehicle in park, walked to the back of the vehicle ,and the gear moved on its own into into reverse and hit another vehicle. The weather was not a factor. The failure and the current mileage was 45,000. Updated 03/30/07.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 24
Failure Date: 11/01/2006

I stopped by the house to pick up an umbrella and a few other personal items before going to meet my returning husband from iraq. I pulled into the driveway up to the garage and left our 2005 Dodge pickup running in park. I ran inside through the garage door and was inside approximately 4-5 minutes. The vehicle jumped from park, skipped reverse and neutral and went into drive all by itself. It ran in to our kitchen wall and did a large amount of damage. Both the home and the vehicle were damaged.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 25
Failure Date: 11/01/2006

: the contact stated the recall work for the automatic transmission #05v462000 was performed without the contact's consent. The vehicle had an out of park alarm added to the vehicle and whenever starting the vehicle, the alarm went off. The contact wanted the alarm removed and the service dealer and manufacturer refused to disengage the alarm.



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