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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
131,294 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 brakes problems

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 202013

Ram 3500

  • 160,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. While driving approximately 35 mph, a burning odor emitted from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where it was not diagnosed or repaired. Approximately two years later, the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the front brake pads were worn out and the rear brake pads were unworn. The vehicle was repaired. However, a month later while driving at approximately 30 mph, smoke started to emit from the rear tire well. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 06V038000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The failure mileage was 160,000.

- Aztec, NM, USA

problem #5

Mar 272014

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
Got in the truck to leave and I turned the wheel and the brakes would engage! so I got on interstate and every time I would turn the steering wheel the brakes would engage got a little squirmy !

- Moorcroft , WY, USA

problem #4

Jan 292015

Ram 3500

  • 244,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. While the vehicle was at a complete stop, the contact discovered that the brake pedal moved from side to side. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the caliber fractured and the brake pedal assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 244,000.

- Calhan, CO, USA

problem #3

Mar 242014

Ram 3500

  • 115,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, a loud bang was heard from outside of the vehicle. The vehicle continued to accelerate until after several attempts to apply the brakes. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, who stated that the transfer case had detached from the transmission which caused excessive internal damages. In addition, the brake and fuel lines both ruptured. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Coal City , IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 022013

Ram 3500

  • 110,763 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the contact attempted to depress the brake pedal and noticed that it was abnormally loose. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was able to come to a stop but that the brake pedal could interfere with the accelerator pedal and lock together. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for a diagnostic. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 110,763.

- Heiskell, TN, USA

problem #1

Dec 012012

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 50,000 miles
When my vehicle reached 50000 miles the ABS light, the airbag light and brake light came on for no apparent reason. Dodge has two recalls related to this issue. But as expected my vehicle was not on the recall list. So their solution was for me to purchase the $500 dollar part to remedy their poor design and workmanship. This is clearly a huge safety issue and should be addressed promptly. I personally think these failures are by design to sell parts.

- Mclean, TX, USA

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