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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,957 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #7

May 082015

Ram 1500

  • 79,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 25 mph, the rear driveshaft failed and caused the rear of the vehicle to hit the ground. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic who found that the rear driveshaft nut was not locked correctly, which caused the rear driveshaft to separate. The rear driveshaft was replaced. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 13V038000 (power train). The failure mileage was 79,000.

- Dublin , GA, USA

problem #6

Mar 032014

Ram 1500

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at an unknown speed, the rear of the vehicle vibrated and the rear driveshaft suddenly detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who determined that a rear axle pinion nut became loose. The vehicle was repaired, but continued to experience various issues related to the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Granite Bay, CA, USA

problem #5

Dec 202014

Ram 1500

  • 165,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 45 mph, the contact heard an abnormal noise and lost control of the vehicle due to the driveshaft detaching. The vehicle crashed into a ditch and the air bags did not deploy. A police report was not filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 165,000.

- Charlevoix , MI, USA

problem #4

Sep 112014

Ram 1500

  • 182,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 45 mph, the rear of the vehicle seized and the driveshaft fractured. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 182,000.

- North Fort Myers , FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 012007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
- the contact stated that while driving his 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 (56000 failure mileage) at 3 mph over a hole on a dirt road, the contact heard a rubbing sound as if the tire was rubbing against the fender. He stopped the vehicle to take a look and found the drive shaft rubbing against the side of the gas tank. The contact proceeded to drive over the hole then the rubbing noise stopped. The contact thinks there is a design flaw in his vehicle because it is a 4 wheel drive and should be able to drive over holes without rubbing against the gas tank.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #2

Apr 032006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
Drivetrain vibration between 30-40 mph while decelerating course dealer could not find issue and deemed it "normal".

- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 092006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,200 miles
: the contact stated the drive shaft fell off while towing a 6X10 utility trailer which resulted in the trailer colliding with and damaging the vehicle. The service dealer stated the trailer must have exceeded the towing capacity for the vehicle. The contact disputes this claim. A police report was filed. Updated 03/02/07.

- Farmingville, NY, USA

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