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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,087 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 3500 steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #10

Dec 212015

Ram 3500

  • 84,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that while at 50 mph, the passenger's side front tie rod fractured. The contact stated that the vehicle crashed into a ditch. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was the vehicle was repaired. The details of the repairs were unknown. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 84,000.

- Pearcy, AR, USA

problem #9

May 032015

Ram 3500

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. While driving approximately 70 mph, a popping noise was heard under the vehicle. The vehicle drifted to the right before suddenly veering to the left. The contact was able to stop the vehicle and discovered that the passenger side tie rod fractured. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000. The VIN was not available.

- Frankton, IN, USA

problem #8

Jun 032014

Ram 3500

  • 130,000 miles
TL * the contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, he lost control of the vehicle causing him to go off road. After inspecting the vehicle he noticed that the left tie rod had fractured. The contact mentioned that two weeks before the failure occurred, the vehicle had been inspected under recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering) and the technician stated that the vehicle was not affected by the problem. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who verified the failure and replaced the tie rod. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 130,000 and the current mileage was 132,000.

- St Rose, LA, USA

problem #7

Jan 142014

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 125,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, he heard a loud noise. After inspecting the vehicle he noticed that the passenger side tie rod fractured. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 125,000. Updated 3/5/14 the tie rod was replaced. Updated 03/20/14

- Richmond, KY, USA

problem #6

Mar 012012

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles
Consumer writes in regards to Chrysler recall L16 repair denial the consumer stated Chrysler denied his reimbursement claim, because the recall was not met by the required dates for completion.

- Airville, PA, USA

problem #5

Dec 012010

Ram 3500

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph the vehicle hit a bump in the road and as a result the steering wheel jerked violently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the tie rod, steering linkage, drag link, and pitman arm were defective and had to be replaced. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 62,000 and the current mileage was 63,000.

- Hedgesville, WV, USA

problem #4

Jun 172009

Ram 3500

  • 62,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge 3500. While driving 35 mph the passenger side tie rod broke. While driving in reverse, the drivers side tie rod also broke. The contact spoke with the manufacturer and was advised that there was nothing that could be done. The vehicle was repaired. There were no prior warnings. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 62,000. The current mileage was 74,100.

- Saline, MI, USA

problem #3

Aug 132008

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 tie rod broke throwing the consumer in a ditch.

- Farmington, NM, USA

problem #2

Aug 252009

Ram 3500

  • 83,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. She received recall notice number 09E001000 (steering:linkages), but the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for repairs. While driving the steering linkage damper and the tie rod fractured, which caused her to lose vehicle control. Consequently she crashed into a lawn and onto the porch. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for repairs. She was advised by the manufacturer that because she had not the linkage replaced according to the recall, they would not provide any assistance. The current mileage was approximately 84,000. The failure mileage was approximately 83,500.

- Saugus, MA, USA

problem #1

Apr 162009

Ram 3500

  • 34,368 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram. The contact stated that the tie rods are faulty. She took the vehicle to the dealer, but they did not have the necessary part to repair the vehicle. They stated that they would notify the contact when the part arrived. The vehicle failed inspection due to the tie rods. She believes that the vehicle is unsafe to drive. The dealer stated that the vehicle could be driven in the interim, but could not guarantee her safety. The vehicle is still under warranty and is currently at the dealer. The failure and current mileages were 34,368.

- Clayton, NY, USA

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