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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,421 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #7

May 012009

Ram 2500

  • 28,000 miles

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

I have a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 cummins turbo diesel. Everything was great with my truck up till about may of 2009. While driving home at about 40 mph, I got the "death wobble" on my truck. Extremely scary when it happens to you. Luckily there were no vehicles behind me. I had to come to almost a complete stop for the death wobble to go away. I thought it was going to be a rare thing to happen, but it pretty much happens every time I drive my truck. All I have to do is go over a couple of small ruts or bumps on the road and the truck will get into the death wobble.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #6

Apr 012010

Ram 2500

  • 20,000 miles
Driving down the interstate/highway at speeds greater than 60 miles an hour, more of an issue when the cruise control is on and there is continuing acceleration. The truck began to rock back and fourth uncontrollably similar to other complaints on the website in which they refer to it as the "death wobble". I even had one instance about 2 months ago when the truck rear tires were lifted off the ground and went back in fourth between two lanes, a gentlemen was forced into the ditch, I approached the gentleman and he commented on the truck and the make and the fact he had heard that it was the Dodge death wobble. I have contacted Dodge numerous times about the incidents, the latest and greatest from the dealership I contacted blamed it on the state road conditions and there inability to maintain the roads my response to him was then why didn't everyone else's vehicle do that" no response, I even offered to take them on a ride but no one seemed to enthused about that. After investigating the comments on forums and everything eventually lead me here. I have had similar issues in over 20 occurrences I want to sale the vehicle but how do you from an ethical standpoint knowing the person buying the vehicle could possibly be in a box shortly there after. I'm curious to know how many people have died from this"

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #5

Feb 032010

Ram 2500

  • 28,800 miles
While driving on the garden state parkway the front end of the vehicle began shaking violently. Once the shakling began the vehicle was totally out of control. Once I slowed to 45 mph the shaking stopped however during this time the vehicle was driving itself. Thankfully there was no crash and I was able to continue driving. The next day during my commute the same exact thing happen. A check of the vehicle reveals no worn parts including the tires and tie rods. A check of the internet shows this is a common problem and referred to as the "death wobble" and was even the subject of discussion on the news. This is extremely dangerous and will lead to accidents and injuries. This matter that Chrysler is aware of needs more attention and a recall should be announced. I am told that the track bar is the problem and will be repaired asap

- Freehold, NJ, USA

problem #4

Nov 012009

Ram 2500

  • 75,000 miles

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

Death wobble.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 232009

Ram 2500

  • 39,600 miles
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 "death wobble" experience twice in 30 minutes going over bridges in Georgia at 70 mph.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 202008

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,944 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram. While driving less than 30 mph, the vehicle began to vibrate hard and the front driver's side wheel detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The dealer stated that the wheel bearings were more than likely the cause of the failure; however, they could not assist because the vehicle was 2,000 miles out of warranty. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 36,944. Updated 04-14-09 updated 04/16/09.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 172007

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving various speeds in inclement weather, the vehicle began to violently shake when the four wheel drive was engaged. Weeks later, the failure recurred while driving on the beach. The failure only occurs while the vehicle is in motion and is accompanied by a loud noise. There were no warning lights prior to the failure. The dealer was able to duplicate the failure and stated that the behavior of the vehicle was a common characteristic. The manufacturer did not provide any assistance. The failure mileage was 10,000 and current mileage was 15,000. Updated 09/03/08 the consumer stated the failure only occurred in loose sand or snow. The vehicle exhibited a wheel hop whenever the rear wheels spun. Updated 09/04/08.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

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