The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun investigating the 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck over a mechanical defect that could have pretty disastrous effects if it occurs at highway speeds.
The NHTSA says that 15 complaints have been filed that allege that the rear differential locked up or the driveshaft separated at the rear connection to the differential on their trucks. Owners said that there was minimal to no noise or other audible warning at all prior to the lockup and/or separation.
2 of the 15 complaints said that the rear axle lockup made their 2005 model year Dodge Ram 1500 light-duty pickup trucks go into an uncontrollable spin. Fortunately there are no reports of injuries or crashes related to this slightly terrifying mechanical fault.
Dodge Ram 1500 Investigated Over Drivetrain Failure