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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 022009

Ram 1500

  • 40,000 miles


The problem started in 2009. Went to drive the truck and could not get the truck to drive over 20 mph. Was able to get it to a dealer close by and had to have the throttle body positioning sensor replaced. Since that date I have had to have this same sensor changed 8 more times. Each time the private mechanic talks to Chrysler and they recognize there is a faulty problem with this part and will not recall the item. When this sensor goes out it will not let you drive more than about 20mph. Also had to replace the accelerated pedal positioning sensor 4 times. Blinker problems noted by many other consumers I have also had. Where you turn on the left blinker and the right blinker comes on. As well as the A/C problem many consumers have mentioned the door breaks and then all you have is outside air coming in. My mechanic has tried to get replacement parts from Chrysler to repair the problem and Chrysler does not sell this part (please explain to me how they can make the vehicle and not sell the part to repair it when it breaks knowing it breaks often). Tie rods have also been a problem with my truck. No matter how tight they are they continue to come loose even after being replaced and then the truck will shake. My main concern at this point is it intermittently will die while driving down the highway. It will start right back up but will die again and then it wont duplicate the problem for 2 or 3 days and then will do it again. Have not been able to diagnose this problem yet. If anyone knows any suggestions to look at please advise.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 202010

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that when he engaged the left turn signal he noticed that the right signal indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 36,000. The consumer stated the ac failed twice. Updated 03/02/11

- Round Rock , TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 102007

Ram 1500

  • 31,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact heard a grumbling noise and the air conditioner stopped working. The dealer stated that a piece of the air conditioning unit fell into the fans and caused more damage to the unit. The repairs were made under warranty. A year later, the contact heard the exact same noise as before and, shortly after, the air conditioning unit failed. The dealer stated that the repairs could be performed at the estimated cost of $800 because the warranty expired. The failure mileage was 31,000 and current mileage was 52,000.

- Strathmore, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012008

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 with several problems. Consumer states that the vehicles main rear engine seal blown. Multi hemi motor has no power. Brakes have been replaced twice, wheel bearings were replaced due to a recall, plus other recalls were fixed. The ABS had a minor vibration when the brakes were applied hard. The consumer had air condition, stereo and heater problems.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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