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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,496 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012009

Ram 3500 4WD

  • 81,000 miles

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

Parts failure Dodge 3500 4WD, 6 speed. Failures occurred since vehicle was new, fire on engine side of road, 25,000, leaking fluid from new until 08, transmission failure 08, tie rod failure causing accident 09, 09 part recall, Chrysler will not provide us recall assistance, did not honor power train extended warranty 100,000 and pay for transmission failure. Never repaired fluid leak although in shop since new, may have contributed to transmission failure. Refused extended warranty for power train, said transmission was not included. Two other friends have exact truck both transmissions have failed.

- Pagosa Springs, CO, USA

problem #1

Jul 132008

Ram 3500

  • 29,993 miles
My truck has 30,000 miles on it. The transmission had a vibration, I made an appointment at carmen Dodge in Delaware as the dealer I bought this from is out of business. I started out to take it there and the clutch went straight to the floor. I called roadside assistance they came and got it. They determined it was the clutch, but the clutch looks brand new with no signs of wear. The pressure plate broke in half creating a potentially dangerous situation as it could have came through the body and killed someone. Anyway it clearly is a defect as the rivets that hold the plate together clearly sheared off, there is no wear anywhere and you can see it did not over neat or burn. They must have used inadequate soft rivets to cause it to come apart like that. I called Dodge several times they lied to me and said they came out to look at it. The dealership advised no one from Dodge showed up. I have the parts, for review and testing and as proof that this is clearly a defect and Dodge should pay for its repair.

- Pennsville, NJ, USA

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