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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,221 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #47

Nov 192014

Ram 1500

  • 156,000 miles

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

TL- the contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that when driving 55-70 mph the vehicle ran over a pot hole the vehicle violently shook. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed the steering shocks, steering arms, ball joint and tire rods need to be replaced. The repairs were made to the vehicle and the failure still occurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 156,000.sr

- Bellefontaine, OH, USA

problem #46

Aug 172011

Ram 1500

  • 33,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 20 mph, the passenger side tie rod fractured. The contact replaced the tie rod end and the steering stabilizer. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering). However, the parts were not available. The manufacturer stated that the recall only applied to the driver side tie rod. The failure mileage was 33,000.

- Vionsville , IN, USA

problem #45

Jul 162014

Ram 1500

  • miles
5 months ago my vehicle started a vibration in the steering wheel as I would drive and then my truck would shake as slowing....I went to the dealership for a fuel service and was notified of several recalls including a hub assembly that I had replaced the year before. I was told I would be called within 2 weeks to schedule a appt to have it fixed but when I attempted to call, the person I had talked to was let go or fired...since then I have been going to school and working fulltime. 2 weeks ago my truck started with a noise sounding like a squeal/squeak...and I was told it just needed penetrating oil but the noise has gotten worse....

- Bude, MS, USA

problem #44

Jul 042014

Ram 1500

  • 6,000 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 steering failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician diagnosed that the tie rods needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 6,000 and the current mileage was 28,020.

- Williams Bay, WI, USA

problem #43

Jul 052007

Ram 1500

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact also mentioned that while driving, there was an abnormal noise coming from the steering wheel. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 20,000.

- Richwoods , MO, USA

problem #42

Feb 122014

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering). The dealer was unable to provide an expected date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Long Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #41

Dec 272013

Ram 1500

  • 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 received a recall notification of NHTSA campaign id number 13V528000 (steering) however, the vehicle have not been serviced under the recall because the part needed was unavailable. The dealer was not able to provide an expected date for the part to become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Corryton, TN, USA

problem #40

Apr 302014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 202,000 miles
I have experienced the Dodge death wobble, a violent shaking, a sudden pulling to the left, then a sudden sharp pulling to the right, with not being able to control by steering, all the while the steering wheel is still violently shaking and with hard braking my vehicle came to a stop with two wheels off of the road in the ditch. I took the pickup in to be checked right away with no real signs of why and decided to replace two of the tie rod ends. The vehicle drove ok for a short time and the death wobble started again, this time not as bad, but very often, like at least 100 times in the last month. As I have spent many hours researching this problem, it seams that 1,000's and 1000's of Dodge 2500 series pickup have this problem which as lead to tie rods breaking. I have not heard of any deaths yet, but does someone have to die before this becomes a safty recall.

- Cherokee, IA, USA

problem #39

Jan 152014

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that she attempted to have the vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign number:13V528000 (steering:linkages:tie rod) but was made aware that parts were not available and the repairs were unable to be performed for the recall. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced the failure. Updated 06/09/14 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired on April 30, 2014. Updated 06/13/2014

- Seven Mile, OH, USA

problem #38

Jan 162014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
At highway speeds of 70 mph, hitting a bump at highway speeds sends the truck into violent almost uncontrollable bouncing with the only way to settle the truck down is to slam on the brakes reducing the speed in highway traffic to 40 mph. The truck bounces violently and tracks into other lanes. No solution from dealer, I have owned this truck since new, well maintained. But repeated front end replacements and repairs, some recalls, some at my expense. This is being epidemic.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #37

Mar 282014

Ram 1500

  • 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 attempted to have his vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering) but was informed that the parts were not available. The contact stated since the failure was reported in November of 2013, there should be a remedy available before March of 2014. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. There are no failures at this time.

- Midway , GA, USA

problem #36

Jan 192014

Ram 1500

  • 96,000 miles
The vehicle is shuttering under braking and while applying directional inputs. All tire pressures are 35psi and are in good shape without cupping. While braking at speeds above 40mph the vehicle will shudder violently. The steering shudders while applying slight directional control.

- Wallingford, CT, USA

problem #35

Jan 122014

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle became difficult to maneuver. The consumer stated the rack and pinion system needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000. Updated 2/26/14

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #34

Dec 052013

Ram 1500

  • 158,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the front end shook violently. The contact inspected the vehicle and noticed that the front passenger's side wheel was cupping and the tire was wearing unevenly. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering). The dealer was contacted and stated the parts were not available for repair and would not become available until April 2014. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 158,000.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #33

Jan 012014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
I was traveling 50 to 55 mph my vehicle veered to the left out of control. I attempted corrective steering with no response from the steering. I hit the guardrail direct with the front of the vehicle causing substantial damage. On 1/2/2014 I went and looked at my truck and noticed that part of the steering knuckle was broke off from the center of the hole for the tie rod and missing. The tie rod shaft was not bent indicating the steering knuckle may have failed.

- Middlefield, OH, USA

problem #32

Jan 032014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 103,224 miles
While backing up, the ball on the front left tie rod end completely disengaged, leaving no control of the wheel assembly.upon inspection, both front tie rod ends exhibited looseness in the ball joints.

- Sioux Rapids, IA, USA

problem #31

Dec 092013

Ram 1500

  • 102,000 miles
The bushings are bad in the truck. Cause shaking while breaking, uneven tread wear on tires, and truck never has a good alignment. Also trying to replace them, the bushings are seized to the bolts. Needing a torch or grinder to remove. Very bad design that needs to be noticed and fixed.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #30

Oct 222013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 124 miles
I was driving down the road and the steering wheel start shaking and the window fell down and wont go back up on it's own.

- Andover, OH, USA

problem #29

Aug 012013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 74,500 miles
My Dodge truck is becoming unsafe to drive. I bought new tires, had alignments for my steering done, balance of tires, rotation of tires, new brakes, new shocks, and now I have to take it to the dealer to get a known "concern" taken care of and pay out of my pocket once again. I have spent over $2,500 dollars of my own money trying to fix a known "concern" that Chrysler knows about. Now I have to take it to the dealer and pay $70 just to get it looked at, and then pay for whatever fix Chrysler has to do. Why is this happening and not getting fixed?

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #28

Aug 032013

Ram 1500

  • 92,154 miles
Traveling 50 to 70 miles an hour and applying the brakes truck shakes from side to side (death wobble). Replaced brake pads, rotors, and spindles but problem persists.

- Kilgore, TX, USA

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