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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,325 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 steering problems

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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #15

Jun 102014

Ram 2500

  • 80,800 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving at low speeds, the front tires separated and the vehicle front end hit the ground. The vehicle was towed the dealer whom performed an inspection that found the left tie rod was fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that NHTSA campaign number 13V528000 (steering) was received March 2014 before the failure occurred. The approximate failure and current mileage was 80,800.

- Bridgeport , CT, USA

problem #14

Jun 212014

Ram 2500

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving approximately 30 mph, the front passenger side of the vehicle began to bounce up and down. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated that the passenger side tie rod needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Ocean City, MD, USA

problem #13

Feb 202012

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles
2006 Dodge Ram 2500. Consumer writes in regards to safety recall notice concerning the left outer tie rod the repairs were made on the vehicle, prior to receiving the recall.

- Park City, UT, USA

problem #12

Jun 192012

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 130,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph and attempting a three point turn, the vehicle would not respond. After inspecting the vehicle the contact noticed that the wheels were facing the opposite direction as a result of a fractured tie rod. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic who confirmed the tie rod failure and advised that the tie rod, steering stabilizer and sway bar be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 11V350000 (steering:linkages:tie rod assembly). The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileage was 130,000. Updated 8/17/12 updated 08/21/12

- Houston , PA, USA

problem #11

Nov 092011

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 95,039 miles
As wife was backing into driveway with steering wheel cranked to the left, the outer left tie rod end failed, and sheered off at the pin then lodged between the caliper and wheel breaking the wheel and bending the backing plate. This problem matches exactly an existing recall for newer model Dodge trucks (NHTSA id # 11V350000, action # PE11009). It is scary to think if this had happened at speed, reading that some people have rolled off of the road into ditches and even a river. My vehicle previously was issued a recall for steering and parts were replaced with these defective parts.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #10

Oct 022011

Ram 2500

  • 148,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 mega cab 4X4. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle began to shake excessively and the tires began to squeak. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed with a fractured tie rod. The dealer performed the repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The current and failure mileages were 148,000.

- Goshen, IN, USA

problem #9

Jul 262011

Ram 2500

  • 72,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the front end of the vehicle began to lose control. The passenger side tie rod end fractured and the vehicle drove into a ditch. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, where they stated that the front passenger side tie rod end needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileages were approximately 72,000.

- Green River, WY, USA

problem #8

Jul 232011

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 mega cab. The contact stated while driving highway speeds the front passenger side wheel started to wobble causing the vehicle to drive awkward. After coasting to the side of the road the vehicle was towed to his home. He noticed theouter tie rod had fractured causing the vehicle to shake. The vehicle was repaired by the owner. The failure mileage was approximately 113,000. Updated 5/7/12 the consumer stated the steering became less responsive. Updated 05/25/12

- Fernly, NV, USA

problem #7

Jul 172011

Ram 2500

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while making a left turn, the front drivers side tie rod fractured and punctured the tire. The vehicle was pulled over and towed home. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there were no recalls related to the situation. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Navarre, FL, USA

problem #6

Jun 292011

Ram 2500

  • 136,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 hd. The contact stated the tie rod broke while the vehicle was being serviced. The dealer diagnosed that the tie rod and a current kit needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted regarding the failure but did provide any assistance. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 136,000 and the current mileage was 136,200.

- Nampa, ID, USA

problem #5

Aug 252010

Ram 2500

  • 36,500 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the vehicle began to wobble on the front end. He noticed the problem when he hit a bump in the road driving over 70 mph. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the contact was informed that a new tie rod and new control arm needed to be installed. The contact had not spoken with the manufacturer and the vehicle was not repaired at the time of the complaint. The current mileage was approximately 37,200. The failure mileage was approximately 36,500.

- Farr West, UT, USA

problem #4

May 052010

Ram 2500

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving on a dirt road at approximately 30 mph, the tie rod failed, causing the vehicle to go into a ditch. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealership where it was repaired. The failure occurred again under similar circumstances and was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that they would have to replace the tie rod and other parts. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The VIN was unavailable when the complaint was filed. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000. The current mileage was approximately 102,000.

- Green River , WY, USA

problem #3

Oct 252009

Ram 2500

  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 mega cab. While driving at a low speed the right front axle failed. The mechanic discovered that the right front passenger side tie rod had fractured. The manufacturer stated that they could not sell him the part separately because the tie rod was re-designed and that it was sold as a unit. He contacted the dealer, and he was advised that the part was a common failure due to S manufacturers defect. The vehicle was repaired. The current and the failure mileages were 59,000.

- Bushland , TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 162009

Ram 2500

  • 34,368 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram. The contact stated that the tie rods are faulty. She took the vehicle to the dealer, but they did not have the necessary part to repair the vehicle. They stated that they would notify the contact when the part arrived. The vehicle failed inspection due to the tie rods. She believes that the vehicle is unsafe to drive. The dealer stated that the vehicle could be driven in the interim, but could not guarantee her safety. The vehicle is still under warranty and is currently at the dealer. The failure and current mileages were 34,368.

- Clayton, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 312009

Ram 2500

  • 50,170 miles
I own a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 that may be affected by a recall on 2008 model trucks. The recall number from Chrysler is H36 and the NHTSA campaign id number is 09V005000. I just took my truck in for inspection and this joint on the pitman arm failed for too much play. We called to get the replacement part and were told it is no longer available because the part has been redesigned. You now have to replace multiple components because of this redesign which was initiated from the recall for 2008 trucks and it will cost you approximately $550 for the replacement parts. It will cost you this just for parts, if you truck is out of warranty. My truck has 50,170 miles on it which is over the 36,000 mile warranty. However, I should not have to pay $600+ because one joint is bad. If these parts were redesigned for safety reasons then this should be covered in the recall. I have confirmed with area dealers and all 2500 series Dodge Ram use this recalled linkage from 2003-2008. They all call for the same part number. Also, this was not a problem with just a certain ¿batch¿ of parts. If so, Chrysler would have only recalled the truck with the bad components and replaced them with new components of the same design. I have contacted Chrysler and they told me an authorized Dodge dealer must say this joint is bad so I have scheduled an appointment later this week to have this looked at. I am assuming they will pass it and say there is not a problem so they will not have to replace it. Although, it should not matter if the part is bad or not, because the parts have been redesigned for a safety reason. Chrysler did not want to tell me the reason for the redesign and asked me what I wanted them to do. So I told them to do a recall, fix it under a warranty claim, or give me the part number to replace the one single bad part. I hope you see this as a reason to investigate this recall further.

- Disputanta, VA, USA

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