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2.3

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

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

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problem #13

Jun 272010

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

Dodge Ram 1500 2006 - turn signal problems. On occasion the turn signals show opposite exterior lighting when used. For example, turn switch to left or counter clockwise, the right side exterior signals will light up. Sometimes they do not work at all and the hazards will not work either. This is a very significant safety issue.

- Maquoketa, IA, USA

problem #12

Nov 182009

Ram 1500

  • 45,000 miles
My husband has a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. He is in iraq and only home every 4 months. I do not drive his truck except to the mail box and back once a week to keep the battery going. About 6 months ago the wipers did not want to work. It was not all the time. We thought maybe a glitch. Then it was the blinkers. Sometimes they would not come on at all and others the opposite blinker would come on. But since he is only home for 2 weeks and it would only happen once or twice we didn't think about it. Now the wipers will not come on at all and when you turn the left blinker on the right one comes on. I did not realize it until I was nearly hit by some one trying to pass me on my left while I was trying to make a left turn. I got online to see if there was already a recall for this and saw there are many people with this same complaint. The only tsb I can find is for the Dodge Ram 3500. Also when driving over 50mph the truck will shake violently when you press the brakes. The harder you have to press the brakes the harder the truck shakes. We have replaced the brake pads, calipers, and had the rotors turned. This is costing too much money for maybes and it is scary when you are on the high way in rush hour traffic when this starts happening.

- Corsicana, TX, USA

problem #11

Apr 222010

Ram 1500

  • 39,500 miles
Turn signal problems. I turn on the turn signals and either they don't work or you never know which one will come on. Sometimes nothings works and other times you turn on a turn signal and the 4 ways come on. Today 5/13/10 while in heavy traffic I was going to make a right turn, put on the right turn signal and nothing worked, turned on the left signal and the right one came on..now I made my turn and I cant get turn signal to go off. Drove that way for 5 miles when turn signal went off by itself.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #10

Nov 142009

Ram 1500

  • 34,650 miles

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

I have an 2006 Dodge megacab with only 40,000 miles since we hit 34,000 miles the turn signals work intermittently or not at all. Recently my wife was on the freeway and activated the right turn signal indicator and the left blinker came on she was nearly hit by a fast approaching driver from behind. I contacted Chrysler Corp. And filed a complaint a rep called me and stated they would by happy to cover the cost of the part if it was deemed defective by and authorized tech I would however have to cover the service fees. I explained to her that our current financial situation would not allow this and in essence this was a defective part and the manufacturer should stand behind their product she gave me the impression that they were not concerned this was an issue or even a safety issue. I stated that the repercussions of such short sightedness could be fatal for some unfortunate Chrysler product owners if this is not addressed immediately as I have noticed a growing number of online forum complaints regarding this very issue. All we ask is that this issue be addressed as a recall issue and repairs be completed satisfying customer requests to ensure a safer driving experience. Here is my ref #1974126 in deference to my complaint to Chrysler Corp.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #9

May 102008

Ram 1500

  • 60,000 miles
On my 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 I hit a pot hole in the road I thought that it just blowed the bulb I replaced the bulb that did not help the light burns on high beam but not low beam mechanic told me it could be the control module have not replaced pot hole should have not caused that to malfuntion.problem is still there. Also heater /ac blower motor went out now I have one speed and that's high speed I replaced the motor.

- Roxboro, NC, USA

problem #8

Jan 172010

Ram 1500

  • 30,000 miles
There has be a number of occasions this has happened about probably 100 times but paid not much attention until this winter. The turn signal level is also used to turn on the wipers on the vehicle. The problem arises when the vehicle lights are turned on, the wipers are on, and the turn signal are turned on. For no reason the turn signal from the opposite side of the vehicle is the one that operates. Normally when you are turning to the right the turn signal does not turn on and the left side signal turn on. In order to alleviate this problem I have to turn the wipers off completely. This causes a problem because this impairs visibility an also is giving other drivers the wrong signals. I have no idea what caused this issue but since I reside in the state of Virginia it is a requirement that when it rains you must turn your lights and wipers this has caused me a problems since I depend on this vehicle and when it snows or rain I cannot operate the vehicle. I am taking the vehicle to the Dodge dealer tomorrow to see what is the problem. I have not caused any accidents. Some drivers had got aggravated since some times I give them the wrong turn signals. The incidents have occurred many times in the last 8 months and I have noted that is getting more frequent since we have got more snow and rain in the North East I whish I can provide specific dated but it has happened so many times that I got tired of it and I am taking the vehicle to the dealer tomorrow. I am putting today as the most current date.

- Woodbridge , VA, USA

problem #7

Nov 012009

Ram 1500

  • 23,500 miles

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

Turn signal malfunctions. When left turn is selected, sometimes right signal flasher comes on, sometimes no turn signal comes on, sometimes it works correctly. The problem is intermittent. When right turn signal is selected, right signal flasher works normally. The problem is very dangerous as I had someone pass me on the left while I was making a left turn because my right signal was on due to the malfunction.

- Horseheads, NY, USA

problem #6

Aug 012009

Ram 1500

  • 40,000 miles
Turn signal randomly flashes the opposite direction than indicated. Also will flash back and forth between left and right when either the left or right turn signal is turned on.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #5

Jul 102009

Ram 1500

  • 37,122 miles
Front light module failed at 37,122 miles, front lights failed with no advance notice. Part was order by the Dodge dealer, they didn't have it in stock, 1 and 1/2 month waiting for part and was not covered by warranty.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 152009

Ram 1500

  • miles
The turn signal switch will occasionally be faulty causing a hazard when turning or switching lanes. When signaling a left turn the right turn signal will come on and when signaling a right turn the signal does not work. I contacted the dealer and they were all out of the part and waiting for inventory to come in.

- Andover, MN, USA

problem #3

Aug 102009

Ram 1500

  • 119,000 miles

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

I activated my left turn signal but noticed that my right turn signal indicator light was blinking. This problem nearly caused an accident. The problem occurs approximately 90% of the time (when using turn signal). Also, my wipers have begun malfunctioning (turn signal and wiper switch located together on steering column). I do not know how to correct the problem (vehicle out of warranty).

- Belleview, FL, USA

problem #2

May 252009

Ram 1500

  • 35,000 miles
Multi-function turn signal/windshield wiper control handle on left side of steering wheel column. The defect was causing the turn signals to flash right to left when in the right turn position. I took it in for repair just a day or two after noticing the problem. The dealer service writer said there was a short in the switch and they replaced it. The vehicle was approximately two months out of warranty and my bill was approximately $300. I believe this to be a safety issue and would expect functioning equipment for more than three years/36000 miles. My vehicle had 35,000 miles on it at the time of repair. I was not offered the old part.

- Parker, CO, USA

problem #1

Oct 172008

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. When the contact activated the driver's side turn signal, the passenger side turn signal became activated instead. Another vehicle nearly crashed into him due to the failure. The failure was noticed while driving 10 mph. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and is in the process of being diagnosed. The failure mileage was 25,000 and current mileage was 26,283. Updated 3/16/09 the turn signal control was replaced in thee steering. Updated 03/19/09.

- Mount Vernon, MO, USA

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