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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
132,334 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon engine problems

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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 122015

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 180,000 miles


No indicators of any issues to this - while driving between 65 and 75 mph the truck begins to smoke not only out of the back end of the truck but underneath the body as well as under the hood of the truck, and we began to smell fuel. The cel light then comes on. We had the whole family in the truck and a small fire extinguisher. This is really nerving since Dodge/Chrysler as well as cummins knowing this line is a problem and has not done a darn thing about it to rectify any compensation. I hate to say this but I guess it is going to take someone getting really hurt but your attitude of not wanting recall such a fire hazard! look at all the forums and see that this is a common issue with the fuel line! line to 4th injector now major repair because of it all the fuel lost under the hood and all over the engine and firewall!

- Conroeq, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 152014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 155,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle stalled as most of the warning lights on the instrument panel illuminated. The vehicle was able to restart but the failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician diagnosed that the integrated power module needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 155,000.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 232014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles
The contact owned a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed flames under the front passenger side of the vehicle near the battery. The fire department was able to extinguish the fire. A police/fire report was filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000. Updated 5/4/15 the consumer believed the battery on the passenger side shorted out and started the fire. Updated 11/16/2015

- Warsaw, MO, USA

problem #2

Jul 162014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the instrument panel and gauges failed. In addition, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and an independent mechanic. Both the dealer and an independent mechanic stated that the power distribution center needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred on two separate occasions. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 65,000 and the current mileage was 217,000. The VIN was not available.

- Westallis, WI, USA

problem #1

Mar 022013

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 6-cyl Diesel

  • 91,670 miles
I was driving approximately 65 mph when I noticed a strong smell of fuel and a trail of white smoke coming from my vehicle. I pulled off the highway at the next exit and I lost all power. I was barely able to pull over and stop because I lost my power steering and power brakes. It took a lot of effort just to get stopped and I was lucky I was pulling off the highway in S straight line and I was not on a hill or a curvy road. Once I got pulled over and stopped I noticed an extreme amount of diesel fuel dripping from the engine compartment and the whole under carriage of the truck. The firewall insulation was completely saturated with fuel. The number 4 fuel line had ruptured a leak at the seam behind the coupling nut and spewed diesel fuel all over the engine compartment, probably two to three gallons worth. I have read several complaints about this year and model of this vehicle having the same issue with the number 4 fuel line but no other fuel lines on this model. I feel I was very lucky that the fuel did not ignite or the whole vehicle would definitely of caught on fire and the out come would of been catastrophic for my family that was in the vehicle.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

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