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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,355 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Aug 012015

Ram 1500

  • 78,000 miles

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

The vehicle violently shakes upon encountering any bump at speeds ranging from 65 to 75 mph. Speed must be dramatically reduced in order to regain control of the steering. Motor failed prematurely at 87000 miles. 5.7 hemi.

- Rock Springs, WY, USA

problem #21

Apr 252016

Ram 1500

  • 102,000 miles
Exhaust manifold bolts are rusted away. Thinking this could be a emission issue.did research on it looks like there is alot of issue complaints out there on it.

- Zionsville, IN, USA

problem #20

Mar 212016

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Branchland, WV, USA

problem #19

Dec 162015

Ram 1500

  • 158,000 miles

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

2006 Dodge Ram 1500. Vehicle would shut down while driving. Engine would crank but not turn over. Mechanic had to tear into engine to find the problem. Rods bent, valve sticking, timing chain jump. Basically the engine was shot. Repair cost $3,000. It appears that a lot of other people have the same problem and it cannot be diagnosed without tearing into the engine. Also turn signal would blink opposite of where turning. Dodge needs to do something about this. These are safety issues! I would like to be reimbursed my costs. Mileage on vehicle: 158,000. Interesting enough, I have a 2001 Dodge Ram that has over 307,000 miles on it and never had this problem.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #18

Jun 112015

Ram 1500

  • 46,227 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 15 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the bearings in the differential needed to be replaced and both sides of the manifold needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 46,227.

- Apple Valley, CA, USA

problem #17

Sep 042013

Ram 1500

  • 100,000 miles
Stalls radomly while driving at high speeds, at red light, durring city driving.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #16

Aug 252015

Ram 1500

  • 135,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While the vehicle was parked, the contact heard a loud noise. The contact was outside of the vehicle and the vehicle caught fire to the entire cab where the engine was located. A police report was filed. The fire department extinguished the fire. The vehicle was destroyed. There were no injuries. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 135,000. The VIN was not available.

- Westerly, RI, USA

problem #15

May 022015

Ram 1500

  • 196,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While the vehicle was idling, it stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was unable to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 196,000.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #14

May 112015

Ram 1500

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at a low speed, the contact heard a noise coming from underneath the vehicle. The contact noticed that the head of the bolts that were attached to the exhaust manifold fractured. The vehicle was taken to multiple independent mechanics who diagnosed that the bolts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- Bellflower, CA, USA

problem #13

Jan 132015

Ram 1500

  • 200,600 miles
Driving down the road the engine all of the sudden without warning shuts down completely.and I have only about 1 min to pull over before steering and brakes go out

- Milton, GA, USA

problem #12

Mar 202015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 140,000 miles

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

After getting off work around 11:30 P.M. I went to gas up at a chevron station. I left the station and went to the atm. After leaving the atm I got back into my vehicle it cranked, went dead and would not start again. I had the truck tow to a shop and according to the mechanic the valve fell from the engine. Now according to mechanic this is an ongoing problem with Dodge. I am concerned because the only major trouble I've had with this vehicle is getting spark plugs. If this is an ongoing problem then my 2014 Dodge that I have purchased will do the same time.

- Trinity, TX, USA

problem #11

Jan 042015

Ram 1500

  • 15,700 miles
Traveling West bound on I/10 mile marker 109 vinton la. My 06 Dodge Ram hemi 1500 5.7 quad cab two wheel drive engine shut off was in the left 3rd lane had to move over two lanes to get to the right side of the interstate. I tried starting turn over good but would not start.

- Mo. City, TX, USA

problem #10

May 282014

Ram 1500

  • 112,258 miles
Intake valve seat fell out of cylinder head, breaking piston top, rendering the engine useless.

- Delrey Beach, FL, USA

problem #9

Jul 052007

Ram 1500

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact also mentioned that while driving, there was an abnormal noise coming from the steering wheel. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 20,000.

- Richwoods , MO, USA

problem #8

Jul 102013

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • 113,000 miles
TL * the contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 113,000. Updated 10/24/14 the consumer stated the vehicle would stall driving over the railroad tracks and rough pavement. The cam sensor along with other parts were replaced in order to repair the vehicle. The failure recurred. Updated 4/16/2015

- Winslow, IN, USA

problem #7

Jul 202007

Ram 1500

  • 25 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while at a complete stop, the engine shook violently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 25 and the current mileage was 180,000. The VIN was not available.

- Pittspurg, CA, USA

problem #6

Apr 182013

Ram 1500 10-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
Will driving on the highway the truck completely shut off and died. I was not able to safely maneuver the to the road and was almost rearended by the vehicle behind me. I had to get out of the truck and push it across 2 lanes of traffic to get it off the road. After further investigation I found that the tipm in 2006 Dodge trucks are bad. There has been no recall to date and this is an extreme safety liability. This is the first Dodge I have owned and I just purchased the vehicle 3 weeks ago. I will never own another Dodge, Chrysler or Jeep vehicle as long as live. I have researched on the internet through multiple blogs and found that very many people have experienced the same issue some not as fortunate as me and were actually involved in bad car accidents do to this same problem.

- Monroe, WA, USA

problem #5

Mar 312013

Ram 1500

  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, the engine warning indicator illuminated. The contact maneuvered to the side of the road and then exited the vehicle quickly. The vehicle became engulfed into flames and the fire department extinguished the fire. The vehicle was completely destroyed and towed to a savage facility. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 56,000.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #4

Aug 182009

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
This is the tenth time my truck has stalled out since I have owned it. There is no warning, errors or codes. It has taken place while driving, turning at low speeds and while stopped. Most recently was today in which I was almost rear ended and a victim of road rage by the other driver. The truck does start again, but it takes a few minutes. The truck will then run fine for a while and then it occurs again. Weather and road conditions do not have a factor in this. II have noticed that this is a common problem with many Dodge owners. This is a severe safety issue. I have been to the dealer and they have found no issues. All of the maintenance is up to date and beyond. I have all documents to prove the above mentioned. Dodge has replied by stating that the vehicle is out of warranty. There has to be an answer to this. This is a life safety issue. Please look into this.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

Dec 022012

Ram 1500

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph, the engine and hazardous warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle began to shake violently with a loud banging noise emitted from the engine. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who inspected the engine and stated that the intake valve and cylinder head was defective which caused internal damage to the engine. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000.

- Escondido, CA, USA

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