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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,303 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 6)

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problem #62

Nov 222011

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 58,500 miles

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

Turn signals and windshield wipers malfunction. If I press down on the turn signal lever, the right turn signal is activated instead of the left. Sometimes no turn signal is activated. Also, my windshield wipers will stop altogether without warning. These events occur at random and are hard for me to diagnose. I would estimate that ninety-five percent of the time, the turn signals and wipers work properly. However I am worried that a future occurrence may cause an accident. Please let me know if there is a known cause, and or fix for this issue.

- Shelocta, PA, USA

problem #61

Nov 252011

Ram 1500

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the vehicle turn signals were activated nd the opposite tail light would flicker. The contact also mentioned that the windshield wipers would not work and when they did, they would only operate on low speed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The VIN was not available and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 64,000.

- Alberton, MT, USA

problem #60

Nov 252011

Ram 1500

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the multi- function switch was defective and the turn signal and the windshield wipers would not function properly. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 105,000.

- Apollo Beach, FL, USA

problem #59

Nov 212011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 96,416 miles

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

The turn signal will intermittently malfunction, causing the right indicator to blink though the lever is in the down position which when operational should signal the left indicator. This is a serious safety concern for myself as I have had multiple instances where I'm positioned in the left turn lane attempting to execute a left turn and signaling to oncoming traffic my intentions only to have the right blinker activate and cause traffic to stop abruptly in the lane I just exited. I am not only exposing myself to a rear end collision but I am also exposing the unsuspecting driver being incorrectly signaled to the same potential fate. The inability to caution oncoming traffic of my intentions also creates a potentially hazardous situation in that my turn could startle them causing them to turn sharply or stop abruptly. Both could have detrimental impact provided the conditions are less than perfect in a state that commonly has severe winter weather.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #58

Sep 012011

Ram 1500

  • 89,000 miles
Turning on the wrong turn signal, for instance you are making a left turn and you push the stalk down, the right turn signal turns on.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #57

Nov 052011

Ram 1500

  • 58,725 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that that battery was charged via a jump start. Later while the contact was driving 40 mph, all of the instrument panel lights illuminated and the vehicle would only shift into one gear. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed that the tipm sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 58,725 and the current mileage was 58,730.

- Levittown, NY, USA

problem #56

Nov 092009

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • miles

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

When U turn the signals on they go the opposite way or completely go off it causes the break lights to go out as well this is a major safety issue and can result in a crash this should have been recalled along time ago why haven't you done anything I my self feel this is a major safety issue it gives everyone a false direction and results "wreck" I have had multiple incidents with this it happens frequently I have replaced bulbs and it is not the problem the problem is in the factory screw up.

- Kerrville, TX, USA

problem #55

Jul 012011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
My 2006 Dodge Ram truck turns on the wrong turn signal, for instance if I am making a right turn and I push the stalk up, the left turn signal turns on. This is an intermittent problem and sometimes my turn signals work and sometimes they do not. I also have the related problem that I have no control over my windshield wipers. When I turn them on, they will stay on for minutes at a time on a high speed and not turn off. Other times they will only go one or two times and shut off completely while it is pouring rain.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #54

Oct 222011

Ram 1500

  • 50,800 miles
When trying to signal a left turn using the multifunction switch on the steering wheel, the right blinkers turn on.

- Portage, WI, USA

problem #53

Jul 012011

Ram 1500

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the turn signal failed intermittently. When the left turn signals was engaged, the right turn light would activate instead of the left. Occasionally, both signals would blink simultaneously as if the contact had engaged the hazards. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to be diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 87,000 and the current mileage was 89,000.

- Washington , DC, USA

problem #52

Oct 182011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 74,900 miles

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

Turn signals malfunction. When signaling for left turn, right signal operates.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #51

Oct 012011

Ram 1500

  • 24,000 miles
My airbag warning light indicates airbag failure. Dealership claims it's my fault. I bought it new for the safety features.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #50

Sep 262011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 28,053 miles
The multi function switch was defective in my vehicle. This caused the following safety concerns with the vehicle: 1) the windshield wipers did not work, 2) the turn signals did not work, and 3) the hazzard lights did not work. I have two problems with the situation: 1) while driving the vehicle during a rain storm on 9/26/2011, the windshield wipers did not work. This caused a safety concern and could have caused a potential accident and 2) while driving the vehicle, the turn signals did not work. This caused a safety concern and could have caused an accident. After taking the vehicle to the local Dodge dealership, I was informed that the multi function switch was on back order. To be exact, four thousand multi function switches were on back order per the local dealership and Chrysler group customer assistance. Neither the local dealership or the Chrysler group customer assistance had any idea when the part would be available. I asked both parties why the part is on back order since this is a matter of safety. No answer was given. After further research via the internet, it was determine that other Dodge Ram truck owners had the same type issue with their multi function switch being defective. It would be great if Dodge would notify all owners of the problem with the multi function switch and have them reviewed and/or replaced if needed. This could potentially save someone from serious injury or death from the the multi function switch being defective while driving. My hope and prayer is to have other Dodge Ram truck owners understand the importance of this problem. It could potentially save their life.

- Trussville, AL, USA

problem #49

Sep 272011

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
Turn signals fail to work completely, or right turn signal will activate while using left signal or vise-versa. Headlights will fail while this "multi-function switch" shorts out. No wipers, no turn signals, no lights.

- Pennville, IN, USA

problem #48

Jul 012011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
The problem started a few months ago, but I thought it had corrected itself. The past few weeks it has been a constant problem and will not stop. When turning the wipers on mist, they do not work. I have to switch it to the next setting to make them move. The blinkers are either working intermittently or not at all. When turning left, the right one comes one, both flash and stop or it will switch from one to the other. The same thing happens when turning right. Turning on the brights does not work either. It makes the washer fluid and wipers work.

- Sealy, TX, USA

problem #47

Aug 062011

Ram 1500

  • 96,000 miles
The problem first occurred at highway speeds where the signal fails to operate, operates the opposite signal of what the driver selected or alternates rapidly both turn signals. Additionally when this happens the high speed on the wipers and the hazards fail as well. The problem now occurs sitting still or any speed, it appears to be a bad multifunction switch. This is definitely a dangerous and from what I've read, far to common a problem.

- Salina, KS, USA

problem #46

Jan 012011

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The turn signal multiswitch malfunctions constantly. Sometimes both signals flash when your turning one way other times it is just the opposite side flashes. This is a major saftey issue that Chrysler should have to recall. It could very easily cause an accident if another driver thinks you are turning the opposite way than you are going to turn. Needs a recall, many blogs on line talking about this!

- Poquoson, VA, USA

problem #45

May 012011

Ram 1500

  • 69,000 miles
TL - the contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the turn signals and hazards lights were malfunctioning. The contact also mentioned that when she tried to turn on the bright lights, the windshield wiper and washer fluid would activate instead. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 69,000 and current mileage was 79,000. Kmj when I would turn left signal on the right signal would come on. Updated 10/18/2011

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #44

Aug 182011

Ram 1500

  • 32,000 miles
2006 Dodge Ram mega cab-32000 miles. Multi-function switch does not work properly. Left turn signal activates when signalling right or vice versa. Windshield wipers do not always turn on causing hazardous and unsafe driving conditions in inclimate weather. Multi-function switch has been replaced three times already. Dealer advised Dodge was aware of the problem but was not responsible since a recall had not been mandated. Complaint filed with Chrysler customer care over issue of responsibility and knowingly replacing defective parts with known defective parts. The issue has not been resolved to this date.

- Brookline, MO, USA

problem #43

Jun 162011

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 94,735 miles
Turn signals not working correctly, turn on left signal and they both flash or the right signal flashes but never the left signal.

- Columbia, MO, USA

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