2005 Dodge RAM 2500 Electrical System Ignition Switch Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2005 Dodge RAM 2500 Electrical System Ignition Switch Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID639400
 Internal NHTSA #10198833
 ManufacurerDAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
 BrandDODGE
 ModelRAM 2500
 Model Year2005
 File date05/08/07
 ComponentELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemIssue began just after the warranty period was over, if i tilted my steering wheel upward the horn honked repeatedly and headlamps flashed. Then a week later, intermittently smell "electrical burn" and the a/c blower motor would stop, then start etc etc. I removed the covers to the steering column and the 10 ga. Blue and red wires are burned along with the plug / pigtail. Ignition switch, pigtail and wires were extremely hot and melting. Fire is eminent. Ign. Switch is available but i will be forced to buy the full wiring harness! I have not done the repair due to the financial setback from a bad design. Dodge had this exact condition in 2000 on 1994-1996 models, see nhtsa campaign: 00v135000. This is the same conditions, high electrical current from blower motor routed thru ignition switch instead of a relay when the blower is on high for an extended period of time. No fire yet but at this rate there will bes soon.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure39500
Number of Occurences2
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateBRIDGE CITY, TX
VIN pattern 3D7KR28C85GXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase22/10/05
Was original owner?Y
Anti-lock brakesY
Cruise controlY
Number of cylinders6
Drive train typeRWD
Transmission typeAUTO
 Vehicle speed70
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's namePORT LAVACA DODGE CHRY
 Dealer's telephone number1-800-PT-LAVACA
 Dealer's cityPORT LAVACA
 Dealer's state codeTX
 Dealer's ZIP code77979
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

 

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