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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,522 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 182015

Ram 2500

  • 102,512 miles


I was driving down the road and the engine started dying then taking back off, then all of a sudden the speed odometer dropped to zero wouldnt come back up while I was still moving, then the ABS light the check enging light and the brake light and washer fluid light all came on and I lost power to the tail lights head lights and the windows started rooling up and down by them selves. When I got home and turned off the truck I called the dealer and they said that it was the tipm and it would have to be replaced. They said the trailer I was pulling must of had a short and thats what caused it. I told them that I wasnt pulling a trailer and they called me a liar and hung up on me the windows continued to roll up and down untill the batt was disconnected. The next morning I then hooked the battery back up and it all worked fine. No problem a couple weeks later it started again finall found a short in the light control on the right tail light replaced the part that holds the bulbs and the problem corrected itself. Now it has since started doing it all again but will not reset itself I contacted the dealer and they said that the tipm would reset itself five times then would have to be replaced. The veh was not pulling a trailer when this happened and the only trailer I pull with it has the lighting package working fine on all trucks I hook it to but not this one. Please get the Dodge company to recall these peices of junk im tired of paying 1200 dollars to replace a bunch of parts to find out its their piece of junk tipm causing all the problems.

- Scottsville, KY, USA

problem #8

Aug 202015

Ram 2500

  • 62,778 miles
Upon restarting my 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel, my ABS light and parking brake light came on after driving a few short moments, I also noticed that speedometer indicator was not working but the vehicle RPM indicator was. Causing myself some concern I checked my brakes and noticed I had a hard brake pedal when applied but was still able to stop. I contacted my local dealership and took my vehicle in for service for this issue and recall notice concerning the drivers air bag inflator. I was contacted back by my service adviser, asking for approval for additional two hours of diagnoses time due to the fact his mechanic could not find the problem.I was notified at end of the day that the issue was found to be faulty power distribution center, output failed for circuit F202 unable to recover tipm thru reconfiguration. No pdc available thru parts at this time, fabricated jumper lead to to circuit F202 from fuse 28 in pdc. This is a temporary fix customer advised to replace pdc asap current price $917 additional 1.5 hrs labor to install and program unit. Total hours for diagnosis was 3 hours at a cost of $315 to customer. I believe this should investigated by the NHTSA as a on going concern and for consideration of a issuing a new safety recall for this issue.

- Warren , MI, USA

problem #7

Oct 162011

Ram 2500

  • 36,470 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal would become stuck when depressed. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 36,470 and the current mileage was 36,545.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 252011

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact was driving 78 mph when the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The contact turned the vehicle off and shifted into neutral and when the vehicle was restarted, it resumed normal operation. The contact stated the failure recurred three times and he was unable to locate any visible cause for the failure. On the fourth recurrence of the failure the contact was involved in a crash and the front fender was damaged. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for the failure. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised him to have the vehicle diagnosed by the dealer. The failure mileage was 144,000 and the current mileage was 144,056. Updated 5/9/11

- Cotopaxi, CO, USA

problem #5

May 122010

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,400 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal became stuck when it was engaged. The contact was only able to loosen the pedal by putting the vehicle in neutral. The first time the contact took the vehicle to the dealer they were told that they could not duplicate the failure. The second time the dealer diagnosed the failure and replaced the accelerator pedal because of a throttle malfunction. At the time of the complaint the vehicle was at the dealership being evaluated again. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was 23,400. Updated 3/22/11 updated 04/29/11

- Warwick, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 202009

Ram 2500

  • 33,490 miles
2006 Dodge Ram 2500, July 20, 2009, power control module failure on highway with cruise control at 70 mph. Car would not stop, cruise would not disengage. Depressed the brakes so hard that they smoked and burned. Towed to dealer and power module replaced. Is this not the Toyota problem? saw 5 complaints here out of 81 that could be related to the same issue.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 132009

Ram 2500

  • 10,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram. Whenever the vehicle would idle, the RPM miles would also increase. The contact stated that after driving 35 miles per hour the accelerator pedal got stuck. The contact stated that in order to stop the vehicle she had to turn off the ignition. The contact also had the vehicle repaired several times and the vehicle continued to experience the failure. The failure mileage was 10,000. The current mileage was 46,700.

- Tasley, VA, USA

problem #2

Jan 102009

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,890 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact placed the gear shifter into reverse. There was a high engine idle, which led to unexpected acceleration. Immediately, the brake pedal was depressed, but the vehicle failed to slow down. The driver steered to the right and crashed into a snow bank in order to slow the vehicle down. There were damages to the vehicle and the trailer. There were no injuries. The vehicle was driven from the scene and taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician was unable to determine the cause of failure and the vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 37,890. Updated 03-06-09 updated 03/12/09.

- Cashmere, WA, USA

problem #1

Aug 212006

Ram 2500 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,154 miles
: the contact stated during initial acceleration on a hill, the vehicle hesitated. The dealership determined this is how the vehicle was manufactured.

- Lineville, AL, USA

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