hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,385 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #93

Dec 012011

Ram 1500 10-cyl

  • 44,000 miles


The total integrated power module or fuse box on 2006 Dodge Ram has a known problem of failing. To replace faulty headlight circuit it will cost 1000 dollar because of this tipm. It has a poor design and Dodge should address this issue.

- Lake Villa, IL, USA

problem #92

Jan 102012

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
The turn signal on the vehicle began activating the wrong signal. At times the signal will not work at all. At other times it signals the opposite direction I am attempting to turn. The signal switch also controls my high beams and windshield wipers. Both of these are also affected at times by the problem. I am very concerned anyone of these issues could cause a serious accident.

- Stephenville, TX, USA

problem #91

Feb 072011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 52,500 miles
The tail light function of the trailer wiring harness stopped functioning. Still have use of brake and turn lights. This is hard to catch on a visual test since I usually check turn and brake functions. Towed for weeks before I was told of the malfunction. Therefore cannot see trailer at night. Dealership could not fix problem.

- Poquoson, VA, USA

problem #90

Dec 232011

Ram 1500

  • 52,000 miles


While sitting at a red light turned on the left blinker and after a few seconds the blinker switched to blinking for the right both inside in the dash and outside at the front and rear and the indicator switch was still in the left turn position very dangerous has happened several time since date shown.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #89

Jan 012010

Ram 1500

  • 65,000 miles
When the left turn signal is activated, immediately the right turn signal engages. The failure occurs intermittently. I've contacted the dealership and was told there is nothing they can do because the vehicle is out of warranty and manufacturer has not made a recall on my vehicle. This is extremely dangerous especially when entering the interstate.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #88

Aug 122011

Ram 1500

  • 45,000 miles
Turn signals fail to work completely, or right turn signal will activate while using left signal or vise-versa. Headlights will fail while this "multi-function switch" shorts out. No wipers, no turn signals, no lights.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #87

Apr 072011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 95,000 miles


My turn signals do not work at all I replaced the multi switch and still nothing I have been reading on different message boards that they have the same problem so any help would be very greatly appreciated.

- Kyle, TX, USA

problem #86

Nov 012011

Ram 1500

  • 69,579 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact heard a loud grinding noise coming from the front passenger side wheel bearing while driving. In addition, when activating the right turn signal, the left turn signal would illuminate and when she activated the left turn signal, the right turn signal would illuminate. Sporadically, both turn signals would become inoperable. The dealer advised the contact that her VIN was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 07V038000 (suspension:front:wheel bearing ) and offered no further assistance. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. No repairs were performed nor was the vehicle diagnosed for the failure. The current and the failure mileages were 69,579.

- Columbus, IN, USA

problem #85

Nov 212011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 96,416 miles
The turn signal will intermittently malfunction, causing the right indicator to blink though the lever is in the down position which when operational should signal the left indicator. This is a serious safety concern for myself as I have had multiple instances where I'm positioned in the left turn lane attempting to execute a left turn and signaling to oncoming traffic my intentions only to have the right blinker activate and cause traffic to stop abruptly in the lane I just exited. I am not only exposing myself to a rear end collision but I am also exposing the unsuspecting driver being incorrectly signaled to the same potential fate. The inability to caution oncoming traffic of my intentions also creates a potentially hazardous situation in that my turn could startle them causing them to turn sharply or stop abruptly. Both could have detrimental impact provided the conditions are less than perfect in a state that commonly has severe winter weather.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #84

Nov 082011

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the turn signals malfunctioned. When the right turn signal was engaged, the left turn light would flash and when the right turn signal was engaged, the left turn signal light would flash. The vehicle was not inspected. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 99,000.

- Levenworth, KS, USA

problem #83

Sep 012011

Ram 1500

  • 89,000 miles


Turning on the wrong turn signal, for instance you are making a left turn and you push the stalk down, the right turn signal turns on.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #82

Nov 092009

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • miles
When U turn the signals on they go the opposite way or completely go off it causes the break lights to go out as well this is a major safety issue and can result in a crash this should have been recalled along time ago why haven't you done anything I my self feel this is a major safety issue it gives everyone a false direction and results "wreck" I have had multiple incidents with this it happens frequently I have replaced bulbs and it is not the problem the problem is in the factory screw up.

- Kerrville, TX, USA

problem #81

Nov 092010

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 28,500 miles
Turn signals fail to operate correctly.when left turn signal switch is operated the right signal flashes..the windshield wipers fail to operate...

- Honor, MI, USA

problem #80

Sep 082009

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
Well some times the wipers will not work or do not work properly and the signals are completely different than chosen it does this most all the time I can press forward on the switch lever sometimes and get it to work properly but sometimes it does not.

- Holmes Mill , KY, USA

problem #79

Jul 012011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
My 2006 Dodge Ram truck turns on the wrong turn signal, for instance if I am making a right turn and I push the stalk up, the left turn signal turns on. This is an intermittent problem and sometimes my turn signals work and sometimes they do not. I also have the related problem that I have no control over my windshield wipers. When I turn them on, they will stay on for minutes at a time on a high speed and not turn off. Other times they will only go one or two times and shut off completely while it is pouring rain.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #78

Oct 012011

Ram 1500

  • 999,975 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that both turn signals and the high beams failed to illuminate. The contact also mentioned that the windshield wipers failed to work properly. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the mechanic confirmed that the multi function switch needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 999,975 and the current mileage was 100,000.

- Smithville , MO, USA

problem #77

Oct 252010

Ram 1500

  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the multi-function switch for the turn signals, washer and wipers, headlights and bright lights would fail intermittently and operated inaccurately. The dealer and the manufacturer were notified of the failure, but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 48,000 and the current mileage was 77,000.

- Decatur, TX, USA

problem #76

Oct 222011

Ram 1500

  • 50,800 miles
When trying to signal a left turn using the multifunction switch on the steering wheel, the right blinkers turn on.

- Portage, WI, USA

problem #75

Jan 172011

Ram 1500

  • 33,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the when the right turn signal was engaged, the left turn light would illuminate and when engaging the left turn signal, the right turn light would illuminate. In addition, the windshield wipers would also activate intermittently without being engaged. The contact stated that the battery failed and was replaced numerous times. The dealer was in the process of repairing the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the electrical failures. The failure mileage was 33,000 and the current mileage was 35,000.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #74

Oct 182011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 74,900 miles
Turn signals malfunction. When signaling for left turn, right signal operates.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

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