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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
14 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,094 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon steering problems

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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon Owner Comments (Page 3 of 10)

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problem #155

Feb 012014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 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 received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V5280009 (steering). However, the part needed to remedy the recall was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experience a failure.

- Clayton, MI, USA

problem #154

Aug 252014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph the contact to lost control of the steering wheel and crashed into a ditch. There were no injuries. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Vineland , NJ, USA

problem #153

Aug 152014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 6-cyl Diesel

  • 131,000 miles
Continuously leaking power steering gear box. This is the 2nd replacement in less than 3500 miles and 3 months. When the vehicle is turning, it will squirt power steering out of the adjustment screw on top of the gearbox. Going 15-19 mph, the front end begins to vibrate; I can feel it in steering wheel but do take notice in the front end shaking. Not bad now but seems to be getting worse. The sound of coins can be heard in the ashtray/coinholder. Is there something going on here that needs to be looked at. Dodge dealership advises I need to buy a new steering gear box. How many do you have to buy" I am getting ready to buy my 3rd one in 4 months!!!! does this help steering" Dodge will not even look at this; I feel all they want to do is sell parts.

- Powell, TN, USA

problem #152

Jun 212014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 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 received a notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 13V528000 (steering) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair under the recall. The contact was placed on a waiting list and the dealer could not provide an expected date for the availability of the part. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experience a failure.

- Clam Lake , WI, USA

problem #151

Jul 232014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 6-cyl Diesel

  • 165,200 miles
Owner had a head on collision with a tree. Although there were brake marks, there seemed to be a loss of steering control. Alchol was not a factor in the incident. The vehicle was deemed a total loss and remains on hold for inspection by Dodge (which will hopefully done in a timely manner-asap). There were many documents of repairs to the vehicle which I disposed of before finding this recall notice. It was purchased in 2014 by current driver.

- Portage, MI, USA

problem #150

Aug 012014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • miles
2006 Dodge Ram 2500. Consumer writes in regards to the left tie rod ball stud recall problems. The consumer stated the replacement part, was also defective. The consumer was informed, there was nothing that could be done. Recall # 13V528000.

- Ilion, NY, USA

problem #149

Jan 092014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 200,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving approximately 35 mph, the steering wheel began to shake. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

- Dayton, TX, USA

problem #148

Jun 102014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 80,800 miles
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 #147

Jul 202014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 6-cyl Diesel

  • 164,750 miles
The passenger side outer tie rod end fell out of the wheel. Violent shaking occurred but kept it in control and I stopped. Before this happened, in may of this year I stopped in to see if my vehicle had the tie rod that was under recall notice. The technician looked underneath and said "no your vehicle does not have the defective part." Monday after this incident, I called Chrysler and told them what happened and the representative (beth) since you did not have the malfunctioning (recall) part and because of the mileage on the truck, that there is nothing they can do. But she said to keep your receipts for repair in case there would be a recall notice for that part. I saved the defective part and had it fixed by an independent auto care specialist.

- Duluth, MN, USA

problem #146

Jul 132014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 96,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving approximately 30 mph, the power steering assist failed. As a result, the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a ditch. The contact was uninjured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 96,500. Updated 8/29/2014

- Tehachapi, CA, USA

problem #145

Feb 012013

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 190,000 miles

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

When hitting a small bump with the right tire the whole front end began to shake uncontrolably with difficulty steering. Had to bring the truck to a complete stop on the side of the highway. There was a semi right behind me that had to swerve to miss hitting me while I tried to control the vechile. Dodge has said there is a death wobble and are aware of it, but no recall at this time. Also Dodge told me that it was a manufacure defeact and I could pay to have it fix. Have already spent $1800 dollars replacing ball joint, tirieds, bearings. Etc and still has the death wobble and unable to drive or sell due to the danger of accident.

- Radcliff, KY, USA

problem #144

Jul 072014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering). The contact stated that she had contacted the dealer and the manufacturer numerous times and there was no estimated date available for when the parts will be available for the repairs. The contact felt that the repair was not taken care of in a reasonable amount of time. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue.

- Duvall, WA, USA

problem #143

Jul 252013

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 128,000 miles
I severe steering wobble at highway speed after hitting a bump/ pothole in the roadway. S wobble stopped upon slowing. While driving can feel something bumping in the steering wheel anytime you hit a bump while on slight turn. I contacted several dealers in the Ohio West Virginia area I explained my difficulty they stated they only get parts to repair 1 vehicle per week. They stated there is a list over a hundred people and they could not help me even though they stated having possession of parts to perform 6 recalls either N 62 or H47. Elm grove Dodge in elm grove wv and bob caldwell Chrysler Plymouth in columbus Ohio also stated having parts to do 4 recalls they also stated having a long list and only receiving 1 recall part per week. The dealer in ri paul bailey Dodge in North kingstown gave me this same story months ago said they would put me on the list as we'll. They never called. I contacted daimler Chrysler 7/2/14 advised of them of my situation and I'm awaiting a follow up phone call 7/3/14 to advise me if they have found a dealer to assist me. I offered to drive 3 hours to caldwell Chrysler in columbus Ohio. Also I offered to leave the truck for a week or 2 for them to complete the repairs. This is a very serious condition. Ps I offered to buy the part they stated the new customer pay part requires the purchase of 3 additional steering linkage parts as the steering linkage has been upgraded and the new parts are not compatible with the oem parts installed new at the factory. However the tie bar associated with the recall is designed to be compatible with the oem steering linkage thus making it not necessary to replace 3 other steering parts daimler would not have to pay for. Please advise asap.

- Narragansett, RI, USA

problem #142

Jul 012014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 6-cyl Diesel

  • 130,000 miles
I received a recall notice in the mail this spring regarding a left tie rod replacedment. I notified don davis Dodge in el campo, Texas and they stated that they were waiting on parts. I contacted them several times and received the same answer. I called the complaint hotline on 3/10/2014. This week I received another recall notice in the mail for the same thing. I drove to el campo again today, June 1, 2014 and contacted the service department again with don davis Dodge, and now they are saying that they have replaced the tie rod on several vehicles lately and have recently been notified that these replacement parts are not good, and they are still waiting on new parts for this recall. This seems to be the same problem at many Dodge dealers. I can no longer drive this truck due to this defective part. When I turn to the right I feel it popping in the steering wheel and I was told by the service department at don davis that this is the symptom. They said that they replaced the tie rods on 2 vehicles that had just broken. Now, I can not drive this truck until I get this corrected. I use this truck to haul cattle and I need answers and assistance now. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Blessing , TX, USA

problem #141

Apr 062014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign id number: 13V528000 (steering) and stated that the parts were not available. The dealer did not provide a specific date when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was also contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Eagle, CO, USA

problem #140

Jun 252014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that he attempted to have his vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering) but was informed that the parts were not available and that the dealers were receiving one part per week. The contact felt that since the failure was reported in November of 2013, there should have been a remedy available before June of 2014. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Kingsville, TX, USA

problem #139

Apr 082014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that he attempted to have the vehicle repaired under recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering). The contact stated that he was made aware that parts were not available in order to have the repairs done. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced the failure.

- Leominster, MA, USA

problem #138

Nov 132013

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 13V528000 (steering). The contact stated that the part was unavailable to do the repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #137

May 312014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated while driving approximately 70 mph, an unusual noise emitted outside of the vehicle with a slight loss of steering control. The contact was able to regain control and maneuvered the vehicle to the side of the road. The contact noticed that the front passenger's side tie rod fractured. The vehicle was towed to the residence and had not been repaired. There was a recall related to the front driver's side tie rod under NHTSA campaign id number 13V528000 (steering) and the part was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000.

- Romulus, MI, USA

problem #136

May 212014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that he attempted to have his vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering) but was informed that the parts were not available and that the dealers were receiving one part per week. The contact felt that since the failure was reported in November of 2013, there should have been a remedy available before may of 2014. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Laredo, TX, USA

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