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8.7

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$3,500.00
Average Mileage:
27,355 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. dodge tsb #02-001-07 rev. a dated march 2007 (2 reports)
  3. turned all 4 rotors (1 reports)
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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 brakes problems

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 092010

Ram 1500 4x4 Laramie 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My problems with the brakes are the same as everyone else's. Major shaking when I apply the brakes around 40mph and up. I can also feel a drag in braking under 40mph with minor shaking. Hopefully the fixes I found on this website will fix my problems. Hope to report back with success!

- , Cheyenne, WY, USA

problem #5

Sep 122007

Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,132 miles

I was disappointed to say the least. Up until this time, I had driven Ford trucks, and only experienced this problem once (at approx 90,000 miles). The Service manager said "maybe it is from towing a trailer".

I do not own or tow a trailer or anything else !

Obviously, this was just the beginning of my experience with Dodge products....

- , Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #4

Jul 152009

Ram 1500 Big Horn 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

Where do I begin? I bought this truck from Chrysler Town N Country, in Martinsville, IN. When the salesman sold me the truck, he pointed out it had new front tires and ball joints on it. Hind-sight being 20/20...that bastard knew the truck had a front end problem. After I put 5000 miles on the truck (35,000 when I bought it) the front was starting to hop every time I touched the brakes, mainly around 55 to 70 Mph. I took it into my local Mieneke. They turned my front rotors, replaced the front brakes, and said it was "all good." It was doing it again the next day. I took it in and got 4 new tires. This helped for a couple of weeks, but the tires ware funny and it goes right back to hopping. I took it back in to Meineke and they said, now, it needs the back rotors turned....they did, it was better for a day.

Today, I replaced the front two rotors, put new brakes on it, and 2 new front tires....its still hopping and shaking. I took it back to Meineke and they gave me some print-out called TSB 02-001-07 REV, and said this might be it. I don't know....I don't care.

I hate making my payment on this truck every month. Its a waste of money and its dangerous. That's why it had the new tires on the front when I bought it, so you could test drive it and it would feel ok so they could get it off the lot. That salesman watched me put my two little girls in this truck and drive off KNOWING DAMN GOOD AND WELL IT WAS BAD. I hate this truck and I will never buy another Dodge vehicle again. I have $1,500 to $2,000 in this so far, I'm at a loss for words to describe how mad I am over this hunk of metal.

- , Solsberry, IN, USA

problem #3

Oct 152006

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This 2006 Dodge has really turned out to be a real big piece of sh*t. not only can you not haul any weight with this thing you cant stop it eather with out being shaken out of the frigen cab and thats with new brakes and rotors at a cost of 250.00 per axle. this will be my last purchase of any dodge product I would sooner walk than to give any of my hard earned money to them bastards. they say the American car companies are in trouble and failing well I hope that dodge is the first to go belly up WHAT A HUNK OF SH*T!!!!!!!!!!

- , Dingmans Ferry, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 012007

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles

I bought my Dodge 4.7L Ram 1500 in 2006 used. At the time it was about eight months old. I left for another tour of Iraq so didn't drive it much until 2007 (on leave) and again in 2008 when I returned. I noticed a faint shudder sometimes when I applied the brakes. Being a do-it-yourselfer I replaced the rotors and pads on all four brakes. Recently the shudder became dangerous to the point that the truck was being jerked to the left and I had to fight to keep it in my lane. I took it to an auto repair shop and was told both front and rear right side calipers were bad. Again, I replaced all four rotors and pads but this time also replaced the calipers and brake lines. This is all after having to replace both front hubs, the rack and pinion, the fuel sending sensor, the steering column multi-function switch (twice), the lug nuts (they became so loose it was almost impossible to remove them) and the lower ball joints because the left lower was broken. This is all before 65,000 miles.

Anyway, after all this work the truck still has a shudder. So, I got on-line and the cell and began researching all the complaints and what Dodge tech's (the ones not waiting for my cash) had to say. One of the techs sent me a Dodge TSB 02-001-07 REV. A that perfectly describes the symptoms I was experiencing. Apparently, according to this TSB, the lower front and rear control arm bushings were inadequate for this type of vehicle and cause the truck to drift one way or another and cause a shudder when braking. The mystery and what the TSB doesn't address is why the rotors warped, twice. However, I only noticed the shudder between 50-60 mph. So, I will have the bushings replaced which will cost another $500.

I'm sure I'm like a lot of you and don't have a choice but to continue repairing the hunk of crap until I pay it off. I have been a GM man for years and decided on a whim to switch. Bad mistake!

- , Copperas Cove, Texas, USA

problem #1

Sep 092008

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

Truck shakes "excessively" at times when applying brakes even mildly at higher speeds..has happened since early mileage. Have never experienced like conditions before with other vehicles. Mulitple postings found noting this same problem with 2006 Dodge RAM trucks. Surprised no reported deaths or recalls. Will definitely change my future vehicle purchase decisions and verbal recommendations to others.

- , Loomis, CA, USA

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