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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,417 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 steering problems

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #59

Dec 182015

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles

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

2006 Dodge 3500. Consumer writes in regards to recall notice 14V-795. The consumer submitted invoices, proving the repairs were done, prior to the recall. Also, the outer and inner tie rods, fuel pump and blower motor were replaced

- Erie, CO, USA

problem #58

Feb 102015

Ram 3500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received notification for NHTSA campaign numbers: 13V528000 (steering), 09E001000 (steering), 15V313000 (air bags), and 14V795000 (electrical system). The contact was unable to receive the parts for the recalls repairs. The contact called for several months and went to the dealer, but they were unable to confirm from the manufacturer when the parts would be shipped. While waiting for the repair, the front driver side tie rod fractured. The contact had to tow the vehicle to the contact's residence and replaced the part. The air bag warning light was also randomly flashing for weeks. The contact was unable to determine when the recall repairs would be completed for an extended period of time. Parts distribution disconnect. The failure mileage was not available.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #57

Nov 102015

Ram 3500

  • 175,000 miles
Having trouble obtaining a shifter cable, Dodge will not help after several attempts to contact customer service. Also, had had to replace the entire steering due to death wobble.

- Jersey Shore, PA, USA

problem #56

Oct 292015

Ram 3500

  • 79,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. While reversing the vehicle, the front passenger side tie rod fractured without warning. The vehicle was not able to be driven and was parked. The vehicle was to be towed to a dealer. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 13V528000 (steering), 11V350000 (steering), and 10E013000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 79,000.

- North East, PA, USA

problem #55

Mar 012015

Ram 3500

  • 176,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. While driving approximately 65 mph, pulling a fifth wheel camper, the vehicle began to sway left and right without warning. The failure recurred on several occasions while pulling the fifth wheel and without pulling anything. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that all four ball joints, the universal joints on the front axle, and the steering gear box assembly were faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering gear box assembly was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure persisted. The steering gear box assembly was replaced a total of four times, but the failure persisted each time. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 176,500....updated 03-10-16

- West Alexandria, OH, USA

problem #54

Mar 192015

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. While driving at unknown speeds, the vehicle would vibrate and the steering wheel became very loose. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering) but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the loosening of the steering wheel and vibration in the vehicle had returned after the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #53

Feb 142009

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 37,000 miles

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

The steering failed, making it impossible to alter direction. Unable to turn right to prevent collision with guardrail....updated 11/04/15

- Stevensville, MT, USA

problem #52

Jun 072007

Ram 3500

  • 10,000 miles
A/C - blower housing, keeps breaking so passenger side gets hot air, has been repaired every year until 2011. And needs it again this year. Happened so often that Dodge put an extended warranty on the A/C unit, but as soon as that expired, housing broke again. Blinkers- sometimes they come on and others they don't move the tilt or turn and miraculously they come on. Drivers side seat belt will not latch, takes numerous attempts to get it to latch

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #51

May 092014

Ram 3500

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. While driving at 55 mph, the contact heard a noise and the vehicle veered to the right. In addition, the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the fan belt and other multiple parts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 13V528000 (steering), 14V795000 (electrical system), and 14V817000 (air bags); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 160,000.

- Lewiston, ID, USA

problem #50

Apr 152015

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 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. Upon inspection, it was discovered that the passenger side tie rod fractured. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 8/6/15 updated 8/10/2015

- Frankton, IN, USA

problem #49

May 032015

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 97,200 miles

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

Driving home pulling a trailer the right tie rod broke on the bottom side, stud and ball still in place. We lost control of the truck crossed over into on coming traffic. Thank god no one was hurt. Dodge has a recall on the draglink and the left tierod end but not the right.this could have cost lives. What can be done.

- Benton, AR, USA

problem #48

Apr 072015

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Tie rod broke while traveling down the road. Vehicle crashed in the ditch. Police report was made.

- Coushatta, LA, USA

problem #47

Mar 032015

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 124,687 miles
While driving the right tire lower tie rod ball joint came a part. Had to replace the sterling linkage, tire rod, arm pitman.

- Castle Rock , CO, USA

problem #46

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 #45

Dec 252013

Ram 3500

  • miles
TL- the contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign numbers: 13V528000 (steering) and 09E001000 (steering) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer informed the contact that there was a 3 page waiting list for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact did not experience a failure. Djr

- Purvis , MS, USA

problem #44

May 012014

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 220,000 miles
Recall notice N62/NHTSA 13V-528. Dealer has backlog of vehicles and cannot get any parts for replacement.

- Kimball, NE, USA

problem #43

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 #42

Feb 282014

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 122,000 miles
The contact own a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that the power steering was leaking. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the linkage needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 122,000. The dealer inspected the vehicle, and informed the consumer, the steering linkage on his vehicle, was not on the safety recall list. The consumer strongly believed the original steering linkage on his vehicle was faulty and should be investigated for replacement. There is a leak at the pump which has caused damage to the left ball joint. Updated 07/28/14

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #41

Jun 262014

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000(steering). The contact stated that he had contacted the dealer and the manufacturer numerous times and they were not able to provide a specific date of when the parts would become available for the repairs. The repair was not taken care of in a reasonable amount of time. Contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 08/11/14

- Carlise, PA, USA

problem #40

Feb 112014

Ram 3500

  • miles
I took my truck in for recall N62/NHTSA 13V-528 in Feb 2014 and they ordered the parts necessary to repair it. I received a 2nd recall notice today and called the dealer...they have 300 people ahead of me on the waiting list and they receive less than 1 set of replacement parts. I want to know what my options are for timely repairs on my truck.

- Sturgeon, MO, USA

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