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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,248 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Dodge Ram 1500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 142011

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 81,067 miles


The contact owned a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, he crashed head on into another vehicle and the air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained a swollen head, abrasions and bruising of the forehead, a chipped tooth, and a right shoulder injury. The dealer had not been notified. The manufacturer opened an investigation and sent an investigator to inspect the vehicle and the contact was awaiting a response. The vehicle was totaled. The failure and current mileages were 81,067. Updated 02/22/12 the driver of the other vehicle was also injured. Updated 03.12.12

- Brentwood, CA, USA

problem #5

Nov 272006

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have 3 safety recalls for my 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. I have called union Dodge in garden grove, ca, where I purchased the auto, 3 times to schedule appointments to fix the problems. Each time I have been told that a part for one of the repairs is not in stock but that when the parts come in I will receive a call back. I'm still waiting for that call back? of course the letter and call I did get from union Dodge was asking me to rate their service as top notch so they can get the 5 star award from Chrysler!! I'm done dealing with union Dodge but would still like my 3 safety recall items fixed. Any advice or help is greatly appreciated.

- La Habra, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 112007

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,124 miles
I was in an accident on Feb 11 at 7:00 am. I went off the road to the right taking out a mailbox, a couple of trees, side swiped a telephone pole before coming to rest up against a tree. When the truck finally came to a rest against a tree, the airbag did not deploy, because of the final impact of the tree I was hit the steering wheel hard enough to bend it. The mounting of the airbag sensors are mounted on a frame rail which has rubber mount from the brace to the frame which would absorb the most of the impact. From a closer inspection of the impact zone I noticed the frame mount was bent where the mount was bolted. I was told by an inspector, that came out to look at my truck for the airbags, the insurance companies are putting pressure on the auto makers which make it harder for the airbags to deploy. It all comes down to insurance companies paying less on claims at our safety. The sensors were designed to help and did at one time but if you keep listening to outside sources instead of the consumer your creditability will be ruined. I am actually scared for my family to ride in this truck, knowing that the SRS is not as safe as I was led to believe. The sensors need to be in a more solid position. Rubber mounts absorb more of the impact than it should have needed to.

- Opelousas, LA, USA

problem #3

Jan 192007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Dealership will not do recall work on or around my schedule. Daimler/Chrysler will not make dealership fix recall on or around my schedule. Front passenger airbag/front passenger seat belt.

- Sherwood, AR, USA

problem #2

Dec 042006

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,200 miles
: the contact stated that the NHTSA notices for recall #06V353000, which pertains to the air bags, and recall # 06V354000, which pertains to the seat belts were received. Four service dealers were contacted, who stated that the parts were not available. The manufacturer was also notified. The contact expressed a concern that the manufacturer took 3 months to notify the customers of the recall.

- Maurepas, LA, USA

problem #1

Dec 052006

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,100 miles
: the contact stated although the vehicle displayed no previous problems, there was a NHTSA recall, #06V354000 on the vehicle regarding the seat belts, and a NHTSA recall, # 06V353000 on the vehicle regarding the airbags. The parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available at the local dealership. The manufacturer was not alerted to confirm the parts were not available.

- Maurepas, LA, USA

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