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 4 of 6)

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problem #53

Apr 212011

Ram 1500

  • 65,000 miles


I own a 2006 Dodge Ram quad cab 1500 4X4 that has been having repeated problems with the multi-function switch that controls the wipers and the turn signals. Several times while driving in the rain this issue has happened to were I have had my children in the truck with me and had to pull off the road because of not being able to see because of the wipers not working and in doing so drove into the median causing me to puncture the left front tire. I had to do this because I didn't want to have or cause an accident. My vehicle has been in the shop twice over this problem and it still isn't fixed. What does it take to get something done about this! there has been several, and I mean several complaints over this same part. Does it take someone being killed or seriously injured before someone is held liable. I spent several thousand dollars on this truck, along with an extended warranty, but there is no price tag for loss of life do to someone not being held accountable for their equipment. Please, we need something done to remedy this problem that millions of Dodge owners are being forced to deal with. Please don't let loss of life be the reason for a change because then it's too late.

- Sullivan, IN, USA

problem #52

Apr 072011

Ram 1500

  • 36,008 miles
I signaled for a left hand turn and after about 2 seconds the blinker went from left to right. Now whenever I signal for a left hand turn, the blinker goes left then right after a few seconds.

- Oak Harbor, WA, USA

problem #51

Oct 292010

Ram 1500

  • 55,000 miles
The switch on my 2006 Dodge Ram that controls the turn signal, wipers and light dimmer does not function properly. It turns the opposite signal on that I have specified, my wipers shut off while driving and it will not allow me to dim my headlights. Driving in the rain is very difficult and turning becomes a problem becasue I never know what signal will turn on. I spoke with mechanics at a dealership who informed me that the problem is so common that the mulit function switch is now referred to as the malfunction switch.

- Bunceton, MO, USA

problem #50

Mar 142011

Ram 1500

  • 50,000 miles


The blinker switch on my 2006 1500 Ram doesn't work. When I flip the switch to turn right the left blinker comes on. Sometimes no blinker comes on. Also, at times, when I turn the wipers on they don't always come on and when they do come on they don't always turn off after turning them off.

- Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

problem #49

Sep 012010

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Multi function switch intermittent failure causing turn signals to operate incorrectly, wipers and other functions also effected, occasionally causing truck to quit running along with gauges and information display to not work correctly.

- Westboro, WI, USA

problem #48

Mar 092011

Ram 1500

  • 124,000 miles
The turn signal on 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 fails on daily basis. Turn signal to left and it turns on right signal. Push indicator forward for bright lights and it turns on windshield washer and wipers. This issue has been going on for approximately two months, daily.

- El Dorado, AR, USA

problem #47

Mar 092011

Ram 1500

  • 124,000 miles


The turn signal on 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 fails on daily basis. Turn signal to left and it turns on right signal. Push indicator forward for bright lights and it turns on windshield washer and wipers. This issue has been going on for approximately two months, daily.

- El Dorado, AR, USA

problem #46

Feb 152011

Ram 1500

  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the turn signals malfunctioned. When signaling to turn left, the right turn signal would illuminate instead and vice versa. The dealer was contacted and advised him to bring the vehicle in for inspection. The manufacturer was also contacted and advised the contacts that he would need to take the vehicle to the dealer for diagnosis before they would be able to provide any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 23,000.

- Dora, AL, USA

problem #45

Jan 152011

Ram 1500

  • 81,154 miles
My name is [xxx]and I own a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck. After purchasing the truck I noticed that every once in a while when I pressed the turn indicator down to turn left, the right turn indicator light would turn on. This happened once or twice a day. A few weeks later this was happening everytime I drove, also the windshield wipers would only stay on low speed. I took the vehicle to a mechanic, and he "re-set" the system. Well, this worked for only a couple days. I had paid the mechanic a large sum of money to fix the problem so I could not afford to take the vehicle back. I drove around with this faulty turn indicator problem for around 6 months. This problem was such a nuisance for me, and not to mention illegal! everytime I took a left turn I would have to place my arm out the window and turn. This was such an embarrassment for me. Finally I took the Dodge Ram truck to a Dodge dealership, and they informed me that the problem was that I had a faulty "multifunction switch" and that it would cost $263 to replace. So I gladly paid the money and go it fixed due to the un-safe turn indicator problem. I have been searching the internet for this problem and found that several people have had this "turn indicator" problem, and it seems to be that Chrysler had installed faulty "multifunction switches" in their 06 Dodge Ram pickup trucks. I am asking you to please issue a recall on these faulty "multifunction switches" in the 06 Dodge Ram trucks before someone gets seriously injured or loses their life. Thank you information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Abilene, TX, USA

problem #44

Jan 242011

Ram 1500

  • 92,000 miles
When I put my left turn signal on, sometimes the right blinker comes on. There is also an issue with the windshield wipers not turning to high speed.

- Lakewood, OH, USA

problem #43

Dec 152010

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles


Turn signal problem - sometimes the wrong signal blinks causing other drivers to misunderstand my intent.

- Patchogue, NY, USA

problem #42

Dec 262010

Ram 1500

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that both turn signals and the windshield wipers failed. If the left signal was engaged the right signal would come on. When the right was engaged the left signal would come on. Whenever the windshield wipers were on they would automatically switch to a high or low mode intermittently. The dealer or manufacturer were contacted. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Seminole, FL, USA

problem #41

Sep 122010

Ram 1500

  • 125,000 miles
Turn signal lever doesn't work properly.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #40

Nov 012010

Ram 1500

  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph when he engaged the right turn signal and the left turn signal began illuminating. The failure would occur intermittently when turning left or right. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed and was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 44,000.

- Dothan, AL, USA

problem #39

Jun 102010

Ram 1500

  • 50,000 miles
My 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 had the turn signals fail. First when I told it to turn right, it blinked left. Then it stopped working. It rotates to whatever it wants randomly and usually shows an incorrect direction. I'm safer not using a turn signal than showing a left and going right. I can't use hand signals at night and most people don't understand why I'm putting my arm out the window anyway. This is a major safety issue on this vehicle. This occurs all the time now. It was intermittent (problematic for one trip) then it would fix itself for a few days. Dodge dealer says they don't know what is wrong or never heard of it.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #38

Dec 042010

Ram 1500

  • 47,000 miles
Turn signals operate sporadically. Moving the turn signal stalk to signal a left turn can result in no flashing of the left turn signal but improper flashing of the right turn signal. Likewise when moving the turn signal stalk to signal a right turn the signal will not flash or sometimes will incorrectly signal left. This improper signal appears at both the dashboard indicator light and at the exterior front and rear turn signal lighting positions. Additionally the wiper blades have begun failing to operate when needed. When selecting an on position on the turn signal stalk the wipers will sometimes stutter across the windshield or sometimes no move at all. When the vehicle was under factory warranty the multifunction switch was replaced. This fixed the problem the first time. The vehicle is having the same problem again but is now out of warranty. Factory repair claims it will be the same replacement at owner cost. The problems happen intermittently, and can not be reproduced at will. Over time, however, they are happening more frequently.

- Cicero, IN, USA

problem #37

Nov 252010

Ram 1500

  • 61,152 miles
I was attempting to make a left turn off the highway, and when I signalled for a left turn with the turn signal, the instrument cluster showed a signal for right turn. I pulled into the left turn lane, and the car which was behind me and continuing straight slowed down and refused to go by me, even though I was in the left turn lane and they had a clear path ahead. This indicated to me that the taillights were also indicating a right turn. There was no accident as a result of this, but the normal flow of traffic on the highway was disrupted. Since this incident, I have watched closely and the multifunction switch has done the same thing several times intermittently. We live near a busy highway in the country, and often when someone is slowing down to make a right turn, the traffic behind will pass on the left. If someone is actually making a left turn, but the signal is showing right, this could lead to a fatal collision. I contacted Chrysler, and they simply told me to get it fixed and hang onto the receipts in case there is a recall. I also found that 2006 Dodge 3500 pickups did have an extended warranty on the multifunction switch for this reason.

- Holdrege, NE, USA

problem #36

Nov 252010

Ram 1500

  • 132,000 miles
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab. 132000 km. Indicated left but right indicator light came. Now also both sides flash intermittently when indicating either direction. Nearly had a major accident when following vehicle misintepreted my intentions and just missed overtaking me on the wrong side. I understand several other cases of this have been reported on this vehicle and should be a N urgent safety recall!

- Calgary, 00, USA

problem #35

Oct 152010

Ram 1500

  • 50,000 miles
Currently my Dodge Ram 1500 is having a problem with the multifunction turn signal. If you try to signal a turn the wrong blinker comes on, if you try to turn your high beams on or off the washer fluid comes on, if you try to turn the windshield wipers on they rarely work often getting stuck in the intermittent phase. I first found this problem when my windshield wipers would not come on in a flash thunderstorm while I was traveling on a highway at 65 mph. This is going to cause an accident, if you look there are too many people having this same problem for Dodge to ignore it. If an accident occurs I will be taking any legal actions I can to make Dodge liable, I just hope that nobody is hurt or killed before it is too late.

- Freeport , TX, USA

problem #34

Aug 102010

Ram 1500

  • 69,000 miles
I have a 2006 Dodge 1500 and my blinkers and my windshield wipers are not working properly. When I signal to turn left the right blinker comes on. And the windshield wipers on low start going really fast. This is very frustrating. It started at about 69,000 miles.

- Silsbee, TX, USA

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