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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,141 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 engine problems

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 012008

Ram 1500

  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact was driving 40 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. He mentioned that the failure recurred several times and the vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and current mileage was 84,000.

- Holland, OH, USA

problem #4

Mar 292010

Ram 1500

  • 51,000 miles
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L hemi engines stalls. When traveling below 15mph truck engines stalls. This is the second time it has happened in a month. Took it to Chrysler dealership said couldn't find anything. Check engine light is on.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #3

Oct 152009

Ram 1500

  • 111,012 miles
I have two complaints. I will start with the serious one first. While driving my 2006 Dodge Ram truck down the interstate, it suddenly shut down. I had no power steering. This was a very dangerous situation trying to steer over to the emergency lane. Once over I put the vehicle in park, and it started up, like nothing happen. This happen twice within 2years. I see that the same complaint was filed by another Dodge owner(#10270010). Im taking my truck to the dealer tomorrow to see what the problem is. The second complaint is the rear middle seat belt locks up and will not release. I see this is also a problem with other owners. Complaint #'s 10248480, and 10237215. These problems, especially the first should put on a recall list.

- Pearl River, LA, USA

problem #2

May 262009

Ram 1500

  • 50,000 miles
Recently I was driving my 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 when suddenly while going over a bridge doing 60mph, the truck engine shuts down and the truck dash engine lights come on. Immediately the truck loses its power steering and brakes. It was all I could to hold it to the road and I was headed into oncoming traffic. I barely escaped with my life and now to make matters worse the dealership told me that the engine had seized up and was ruined (not to mention the 36,000 miles warranty had just expired). The cost of a new motor $7,000 not counting labor. I would also like to add that this was the second Dodge Ram pick-up that did this same thing. I am filing a law-suit immediately and need help anywhere I can get it. The dealership states it will not cover the repair costs. The truck had 49,000 miles on it...ruined!!!..

- Beaufort, SC, USA

problem #1

Mar 042009

Ram 1500

  • 53,692 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram. The vehicle stalled while driving 30 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. When the key was removed from the ignition, the engine continued to run. The engine shut off when the vehicle ran out of fuel. The vehicle is currently at the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop approximately four times, but the cause of the failure has yet to be determined. The failure mileage was 53,692 and current mileage was 67,000.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

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