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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,385 miles

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

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problem #73

Jul 192011

Ram 1500

  • 54,500 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that when using the right turn signal, the left turn light would illuminate instead. The vehicle was taken to a independent mechanic where they advised him that they were unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 54,500. The VIN was unavailable.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #72

Aug 012011

Ram 1500

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that whenever a turn signal was engaged, the opposite signal would illuminate. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 89,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Martinsville, IN, USA

problem #71

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 #70

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 #69

Sep 132011

Ram 1500

  • 64,995 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the turn signals and the hazard lights were inoperable. The dealer advised the contact that there were no recalls for the failure and to bring the vehicle in for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure however, did not offer any assistance. The current mileage was 65,000 and the approximate failure mileage was 64,995. Updated 10/18/2011

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #68

Sep 012011

Ram 1500

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 40 mph, the contact activated the left turn signal and the right turn signal illuminated. The flashing hazard lights also did not function. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics or repairs. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Moore, OK, USA

problem #67

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 #66

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 #65

Jul 202011

Ram 1500

  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated the turn signals would not function properly. The right turn signal would activate upon engaging the left turn signal. In addition, the right turn signal would operate as designed intermittently. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 46,000.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #64

Dec 012009

Ram 1500

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the turn signals, windshield wipers, and hazard lights failed intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who performed a diagnostic test, but was unable to duplicate the failure. The dealer replaced the multi functional switch, but the failure was not remedied. The failure continued. The vehicle was not repaired a second time. The failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 64,200.

- Sparks , NV, USA

problem #63

Jul 062011

Ram 1500

  • miles


2006 Dodge Ram 1500 left turn signal turns on right turn signal as well. Almost caused huge accident on freeway. Found out this is a very common problem. Why is this not recalled? everyone is having this problem!!!!

- North Olmsted, OH, USA

problem #62

Jun 192011

Ram 1500

  • 121,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated was driving 15 mph and activated the left turn signal however, the right turn signal light flashed instead. The failure was the same when the right turn signal was activated. The dealer was contacted and advised that there were no recalls and they would have to replace the multi function switch at a cost to the contact. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 121,000.

- Brandon, WI, USA

problem #61

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

problem #60

May 012008

Ram 1500

  • 40,000 miles
I own 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 mega cab the turn signal and wiper switch works at best some of the time it is impossible to use the turn signals when they are turned on they just go haywire and the windshield wipers have to be turned on and of to get to work then they stop. Trying to get Dodge to fix the issue..

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #59

Jun 092011

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
Right turn signal illuminates when left turn signal is activated and vise versa.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #58

Jun 042011

Ram 1500

  • 22,300 miles
When turn left turn signal on right turn signal comes on and vice versa. Windshield wipers sometimes will only work on low speed.

- Mogadore, OH, USA

problem #57

May 102011

Ram 1500

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated the passenger side turn signal illuminated whenever he attempted to illuminate the driver side turn signal. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure and current mileages were 60,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

problem #56

May 202011

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 39,340 miles
Driver's side turn signal intermittently does not work. Started when brake pedal was pushed. Works, then stops working when brakes are pushed and continues not to work after that. This is a safety issue and there are 100S if not 1,000S of people that have reported turn signal problems on the 2006 Dodge Ram. This is a safety issue!! please make them fix this, because they obviously have no respect for their namebrand and don't care about their customers. Check out this link

- Eagle, ID, USA

problem #55

Mar 122011

Ram 1500

  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram. The contact stated when using the right turn signal, the left one would illuminate and when using the left turn signal the right one would illuminate. Occasionally, the lights completely failed to function. The vehicle was not inspected. The failure mileage was 93,000 and the current mileage was 94,000.

- Brownsville, TX, USA

problem #54

Apr 292011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 137,000 miles
My 2006 Dodge Ram pick up has had intermittent problems with the wiper blades coming on, or not, slowing down or speeding up with out assistance from the operator. Last week my turn signals started to act up. I turn the left signal on, it shows up inside and out as a right turn, or nothing at all. My emergency flashers are not working either. I had to turn them on and only the right blinker came on, then everything shut down. I can not count on making a lane change safely, I can not count on my wipers working in the rain, and if I have an emergency stop, I can not use my emergency flashers.

- Escondido, CA, USA

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