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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,927 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 suspension problems

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

problem #46

May 112016

Ram 1500

  • 85,000 miles

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

While driving usually above 60 mph after hitting a bump in the road the vehicle shakes violently and becomes uncontrollable. I have to slow down suddenly to approximately 45 mph to get it to stop. This usually happens on the highway.

- Springboro, OH, USA

problem #45

Aug 062015

Ram 1500

  • 81,000 miles
At just about any speed, if you hit the right bump, the left front shakes out of control have spent $1000's of my own money trying to correct, the death wobble.

- Brooklyn, CT, USA

problem #44

Nov 062010

Ram 1500

  • 57,000 miles
Death wobble. We almost died due to the truck violently shaking after hitting a bump in the road. Dodge obviously has a defective and very dangerous set up with what ever is making it do that. The problem is this is well known and the federal government must be protecting them. I say the CEO and the retard who designed it go for a ride with me in heavy traffic with their kids in the back seat. I'm just about out of my mind, I am already on my second rear end, and second radiator. I'm bout ready to drive to Chrysler hq and put the truck through the front window of it. The truck has to come to a complete stop in order for the shaking to stop. When are you bureaucrats going to get off your ass and do something about it. You have known about this for years.

- Phenix City, AL, USA

problem #43

Dec 092015

Ram 1500

  • 173,000 miles

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

I was going down a state highway and hit a pothole, when the truck began shaking uncontrollably, I had to slam the brake on to slow down fast because it was shaking so bad. Apparently after further investigation this has happened to the vast population that own older model Dodge, it even has a name "the death wobble". it had happened to my husband before this, and it happened again to me a few days later.

- Fayetteville, TN, USA

problem #42

Jun 052014

Ram 1500

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that there was rust and corrosion under the carriage, the front frame, the rear frame, near the axles, the rear end springs, and the tie rods. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Richmond, KY, USA

problem #41

Oct 072015

Ram 1500

  • 113,000 miles
Traveling at speeds approximately 40 mph and above; when apply brakes abruptly; the steering wheel and front end of the vehicle shake, higher the speed, shaking increases.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #40

Mar 212007

Ram 1500

  • 11,135 miles

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

Suspension/brakes: Front end wheel bearing vibration/rubbing noise. Replaced several sets of worn tires after spending $189 through Firestone for lifetime alignments/tire balance/rotations the constant rubbing vibration noise have not alleviated. Brake rotors warped & replaced because of the issue with the pitman arm & front wheel bearings. Chrysler recall campaigns F05, G02, N62, NHTSA campaign 13V528000, 10E040000, 10E013000, 07V038000, 06V038000. Front wheel bearings still noisy, front end vibration still present & alignments constantly necessary. Service bulletins 08-004, 41, & 1900805 related to suspension steering part of this issue. Electrical: Ignition key locking up & unable to turn the key to start the vehicle. Had to forcibly turn or "wiggle" the steering wheel, which is locked, in order to get the key to turn. Numerous occasions had to leave the vehicle & return in the future to attempt to turn the ignition key. Turn signal (service bulletin 08-002-12) flashes & intermittent wipers operate incorrectly. Sudden flashing back & forth of signals has almost caused car crashes on numerous occasions. Intermittent wipers stop suddenly at mid windshield point obstructing view. Both operated from the same left handle. Cruise control surges constantly when engaged. Numerous occasions surged suddenly on a hill or bridge almost causing loss of control. Tachometer shows anywhere from 0 to 250 RPM when stopped & has caused stalling of the engine. Operating the vehicle at speed (55mpm for instance), it only shows 1000rpm. During the period of ownership had to replace 3 batteries. This seems excessive for the age of the vehicle. Therefore, considering all the electrical related issues there must be a defect since all of these problems still exist. Service bulletin 5015 related to electrical systems are also parts of this issue.

- St Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #39

May 182014

Ram 1500

  • 82,000 miles
I purchased this vehicle from a used car dealer in clanton, Alabama in April 2014. I was driving to my mom's, who lives in Mississippi when I came upon a bridge on the interstate while passing a 18 wheeler. When entering the bridge there was a small bump up and when the front wheels of the truck hit the bump the front of the truck started bouncing (death bounce or roll) uncontrollable. I had to cut off the 18 wheeler that I was passing and pulled to the side of the interstate and come to a complete stop for it to stop. It happened 4 more times before I got to my destination and it has happened on numerous occasions since and causing me to almost wreck each time. This is a very dangerous problem with this vehicle. You have no control over the steering while it is doing this it just bounces you all over the road. I have talked to a mechanic and he said it was the entire front end of all Dodge trucks that was causing this problem and had to be replaced. I wish to have an investigation on this matter, please. With only 82K miles on this truck the entire frt end should not be bad!! this problem, I was told by the mechanic was a defect from factory and should have been a recall on the entire frt suspension not just the tie rod, because the tie rod is not correcting the death bounce/roll problem with this trucks. I have a young son and a grand baby who has to ride in this vehicle and I do not feel safe driving this truck with my self in it. I will be looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you very much.

- Elmore, AL, USA

problem #38

Jul 132015

Ram 1500

  • 59,000 miles
I was driving on the interstate got the truck up two 65 miles an hour and the front end starts to shake real bad. I had too slow down some to get it to stop shaking as bad. I had the tires rebalanced and that didn't help that made it worse. I want to know how come they haven't recalled all the Dodge 1500 for front end problems. I never got a recall noticed about the air bag recall.

- York Haven, PA, USA

problem #37

Nov 012013

Ram 1500

  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at 55 mph, suddenly the front end of the vehicle began to shake violently. The failure occurred previously while driving approximately 55-60 mph on several occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 104,000.

- Congerville , IL, USA

problem #36

May 192015

Ram 1500

  • 93,000 miles

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

The truck has had intermittent problems with the front end, assembly on right and left side. The truck was repaired by the shop and still not able to perform correctly. Firestone investigated the truck after it was fixed with me taking it back to the shop to get re-fixed. Now after it has been fixed again, the axle area is still popping and I don't know if it is fixed or not. I am tired of spending my money on it. I want to blame the shop but I think it is a manufacturer error. Also, with these front end issues. The front end hit a dip in the road at about 30-35--no dip warning and locked up the front end. I spent nearly $1000 replacing brakes, calipers, and rotors. Not to mention the 300-500 replacing front end parts on this truck.

- Fountain, CO, USA

problem #35

Mar 152008

Ram 1500

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 20 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle. As a result, the front passenger side wheel separated from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that an unknown part related to the wheel suspension needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign numbers: 10E040000 (wheels) and 07V038000 (suspension) and believed that the recalls were associated with the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Greenwood, MS, USA

problem #34

Dec 012014

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 139,000 miles
Driving down the road my front left struts blew out without warning and at same time the front sway bar broke off on same side it was hard to control I slowed down N stopped and had truck hauled to dealership dealership wouldn't change both front struts said other one looked fine charged me 750 dollars and one month latter opposite side strut blew out N sway arm snapped off.. and now I have problems where the rear end of my truck walks all over the road.

- Nicholson, PA, USA

problem #33

Nov 192014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 156,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle started to shake violently after driving over a pothole. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the steering shocks, steering arms, ball joint, and tie rods need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 156,000. Updated 2/9/15

- Bellefontaine, OH, USA

problem #32

Oct 242014

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (suspension); however, the parts needed were unavailable. The dealer was uncertain when the parts would become available to service the vehicle. The contact was placed on a waiting list since the manufacturer was only sending three parts every two weeks. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Red Lodge, MT, USA

problem #31

Jan 012014

Ram 1500

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 60 mph, the front end of the vehicle started to vibrate. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (suspension); however, the parts needed were unavailable. The dealer stated that there were some components that were loose and they were uncertain when the parts would become available to service the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Lemars, IA, USA

problem #30

Jul 282014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 61,110 miles
My truck's left front wheel bearing split in half destroying the entire left side including my tire. I called DaimlerChrysler as your website suggested and gave the campaign #07V038000 and recall #G02 and was informed my truck was not part of this recall. What happened was exactly as described on your recall except without the noise or vibration. What upsets me the most is the recall was issued 2/2007 they knew there were questionable part installed. They should widen the VIN range affected by this recall, looks like they missed by at least one. One site lists 86,333 vehicles affected by this recall but not mine? I am just lucky this didn't happen three weeks from now as I am pulling a camper across Tennessee with my family. Thank you for any help you can provide. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Mequon, WI, USA

problem #29

Jul 162014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 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 #28

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 #27

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

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