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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,619 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #10

Aug 272011

Ram 1500

  • 91,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated when the left turn signal was activated, immediately the right turn signal would engage. The failure occurred intermittently. The contact planned to take the vehicle to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing and to be repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 91,000.

- Palestine , TX, USA

problem #9

Aug 012011

Ram 1500

  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that when the left turn signal was activated, the right turn signal would illuminate instead, causing a misscommunication with other drivers. As a result, the contact was nearly involved in a crash. The contact was made aware, via the internet, that this was a common failure and the multi function switch would need to be replaced. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the vehicle was out of warranty and there were no recalls addressing the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 46,000.

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #8

Jul 092011

Ram 1500

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that whenever a turn signal was engaged, the opposite signal would begin to illuminate. In addition, whenever the high beam headlights were activated, the windshield wipers would turn on. Both failures occurred on an intermittent basis. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were made aware of the failures. The vehicle was instead taken to an independent mechanic where it was awaiting diagnosis and repairs. The failure mileages were 50,000.

- Jacksonville, AR, USA

problem #7

Jun 202011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 50,187 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that whenever a turn signal was activated, the opposite signal would illuminate. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the multifunction control switch was defective, and needed to be replaced with an upgrade switch. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 50,108 and the current mileage was 50,120. Updated 8/30/11 updated 09/28/11

- Warrensburg, MO, USA

problem #6

Mar 212010

Ram 1500

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While the contact was driving approximately 70 mph, the left signal was engaged during the lane change. Unexpectedly, the right turn signal activated and not the selected turn signal. The failure occurred whenever any turn signal was engaged with the desired one would not responding properly. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The contact had concern of the safety issue. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #5

Aug 052010

Ram 1500

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 35 mph, the contact attempted to engage the left turn signal but it did not respond. The failure had become intermittent and when engaging the turn signals either the opposite turn signal would illuminate or neither would function. He also stated that the windshield wiper would not operate intermittently. The vehicle was not examined for the cause of failure and was not repaired. The contact stated that the multifunction switch was previously replaced to correct the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 55,000.

- Deer Park, TX, USA

problem #4

May 172009

Ram 1500

  • 17,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the directional signals and windshield wipers were defective. When activating the turn signals, the windshield wipers would engage and vice versa. The directional signals were also operating in the wrong direction, the left turn signal would cause the right signal to engage and vice versa. The dealer advised that the failure was a program module failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 17,000 and the current mileage was 24,000.

- East Alton , IL, USA

problem #3

Jan 062009

Ram 1500

  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated the vehicle was parked with the left turn signal activated yet the right turn signal engaged instead. The failure occurred sporadically when engaging the left turn signal. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The technician was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had concerns of the potential safety hazard. The failure mileage was 28,000.

- Stephenson, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 172010

Ram 1500

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact was driving 25 mph when he engaging the right turn signal and the left blinker illuminated. The same failure would occur when engaging the right turn signal. The dealer advised that the blinker assembly would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was concerned of the possibility of a crash if a following vehicle believed he was attempting to turn in one direction and proceeded to turn in the opposite direction. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #1

May 152010

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
I own a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500, purchased brand new, 40,000 miles on it now. For the past several months, I have had an increasingly frequent problem with the turn signal switch. When the turn signal is activated, sometimes nothing works at all. Sometimes the wrong signal comes on. Sometimes the hazard lights and windshield wipers don't work when the turn signal is activated. This occurs about 1 out of every 4 times. In researching this online, I am finding many other Dodge truck owners experiencing the same issues. I contacted the Dodge recall center, inquiring about possibly recalls on this and was told there are none. It is my understanding that the problem lies in the multi function switch located within the turn signal indicator and it is my opinion that with so many people reporting the same problem with fairly new vehicles, Dodge should replace the defective switch at no cost to the owner.

- Newport, NC, USA

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