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2.6

hardy worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,243 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 222012

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 72,000 miles

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

2006 Ram 3500 with 5.9 cummins. Nearly the same as all the other reports here. 9pm, major highway, entire family in cars, kids asleep, start smelling raw diesel fumes. Big cloud of mist behind truck, about mile further "check engine" light came on. Nearly made it home, but died suddenly and only place to go was median in 4 lane highway. Huge cloud of steam out of engine compartment smelling like diesel. Several gallons of diesel pumped all over hot engine, exhaust, entire underside of truck, body of truck, highway, major mess. Vehicle just out of warranty. Towed it home after a harrowing ordeal getting a wrecker there and trying to not get hit by cars. Non-dealer mechanic diagnosed what appears to be a very common problem--cracked injector line-- despite only seeing a few complaints here (google "cracked #4 injector line). He agrees, atomized diesel touching a hot turbo could ignite, and we would have had a vehicle fire and become a flaming bomb with the entire family in the car. Dodge and cummins should be ashamed. They have ignored this, and it will take a death or serious injury before they get sued and fix things. Consumers who bailed out Dodge are left hanging with expensive repairs, and their families stranded in the middle of nowhere. Nauseating.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #6

Feb 012011

Ram 3500 Diesel

  • miles
2006 Dodge Ram. Consumer states while driving the check engine light came on and the vehicle shut down and went into safe mode. The consumer stated the truck was towed to the dealer and they found a problem with some of the injector. Eight injectors had to be replaced within the past year and some of the wires were replaced. When the consumer contacted Chrysler, he was informed repairs were not going to be authorized because the vehicle wa performing as designed. Chrysler advised the consumer to continue to drive the vehicle until it malfunctions again.

- Oak Grove, MO, USA

problem #5

Sep 042010

Ram 3500 Diesel

  • 46,700 miles
I was driving my 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9 cummins turbo diesel pickup at approximately 60 M. P.H. when I started smelling diesel fuel fumes. I looked in my outside rear view mirrors and could see what appeared to be a mist spraying behind the vehicle. I began to look for a safe place to pull off the road as I was pulling a trailer behind me. Just before I pulled off the road, the check engine light came on. When I stopped, I could see a mist coming from the engine compartment. I opened the hood and noticed there was diesel fuel sprayed under the engine compartment and also underneath the vehicle. There was fuel dripping from underneath the engine compartment where it sprayed heavily. Upon looking further, I noticed there was a broken fuel line that caused raw fuel to be sprayed in the engine compartment including directly onto the engine and underneath the vehicle onto the exhaust system. It appears this is a common problem and is usually the #4 fuel line. I feel this is a fire hazard and could be very dangerous to the driver and/or passengers and other vehicles on the road.

- Burgaw, NC, USA

problem #4

Mar 222010

Ram 3500

  • 82,000 miles

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

Fuel line ruptured while driving on the interstate at 75 mph. Check engine light came on, but because it was dark driver was unaware of fuel leak until smoke was observed coming from engine. Diesel fuel was spraying all over engine and was leaking down exhaust. Smoke was rolling out of vehicle. Police and fire dept. Responded due to fuel leak. Repair was covered under warranty, except for towing. Parts were replaced by dealer.

- Vail, AZ, USA

problem #3

Dec 292009

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 93,000 miles
# 4 fuel line on Dodge cummins 5.9 L diesels cracks forcing 5-6 gls. Of fuel in 5 miles onto engine. By me giving the auto dealers parts counter the type of engine (5.9 L diesel) and that it was a fuel line problem he already knew which line it was.

- Powderly, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 012008

Ram 3500

  • 25,000 miles
My truck went in to dealer with fuel problems. They said there was contaminated fuel, water in fuel. I told them the water in fuel light never came on, but they denied my warranty claim. I noticed there was a recall on my truck for the defective water in fuel light. They still deny my claim and are charging me $9000.

- Rochester, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 292008

Ram 3500

  • 89,000 miles
Vehicle died on road with no warning. Dodge won't replace the fuel injectors under my warranty because I had sediment in my gas tank.

- Lago Vista, TX, USA

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