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 1 of 6)

problem #113

Mar 192016

Ram 1500

  • 107,206 miles


High beams will not work only low beams work while running down highway.

- Grand Rivers, KY, USA

problem #112

Dec 212015

Ram 1500

  • 117,000 miles
Tipm issue: Low beam on driver's side went out while driving at night in a rural area; after buying 3 new bulbs @ $16/each with no luck, having system scanned by auto parts store with no luck, took to a dealer who said it was a know tipm issue and would cost upwards of $1,200 to fix, however part is on backorder due to the number of trucks needing them; flashing the system apparently was not an option; commented it was not a recall item as it was not a safety concern. How are losing your lights unexpectedly not a safety concern, not to mention the rest of the issues this tipm is known to cause after this one...it is the brain of the entire truck. I am now driving with high beams on praying the rest of the computer system is not in jeopardy while trying to resolve.

- Industry, NY, USA

problem #111

Aug 042015

Ram 1500

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the driver side turn signal light failed to signal and the driver side brake light failed to illuminate. The failure only occurred when towing another vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Aylett, VA, USA

problem #110

Apr 152015

Ram 1500

  • 93,300 miles


After owning a Dodge 1500 2006 mega cab for 4 years had to replace the multi function switch it stopped working had no wipers high beams or signals. 5 years later have the same thing happen seems like an on going problem with these switches. When the don't work make it a safety issue due to no wipers, signals, or high beams...

- Hagerstown, MD, USA

problem #109

Mar 232015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
For more than 1 year, the tachometer in my Dodge Ram has functioned intermittently. On 3/25/15 I noticed that the driver-side low-beam headlight bulb was out. I replaced the bulb without effect. My mechanic diagnosed the tipm module as the culprit for both the headlight and tachometer failure. He will replace the module, at a cost of roughly $1000, when a replacement can be obtained. It is estimated that it will be at least 4 weeks from the time of diagnosis before that replacement tipm will be available. In the meantime, I must drive my truck with only one headlight and then I will have to pay more than $1000 to have this repaired.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #108

Sep 262009

Ram 1500

  • 50,000 miles
The interior light stays on for mere seconds, then shuts off. This is the interior light that turns on when the door is opened or the push button to turn on is pushed. After a few seconds, the light shuts off.

- Banner Elk, NC, USA

problem #107

Nov 122008

Ram 1500

  • 38,500 miles


Turn signals began to randomly blink on either side (or both sides) regardless which directional signal was being used. Code reader at dealership showed problem with tipm.

- Banner Elk, NC, USA

problem #106

Oct 282008

Ram 1500

  • 38,000 miles
Driver side low beam head light does not work. Bulb replaced, continued to not be operational. Took to Chrysler/Dodge deal, who connected a 'code' reader which indicated the problem was the tipm. Tipm was not replaced due to cost & the vehicle was out of warranty due to mileage.

- Banner Elk, NC, USA

problem #105

Sep 202014

Ram 1500

  • 77,000 miles
My truck's turn signal has malfunctioned and when your signaling to go left the rear left turn signal would not activate including the left rear flashers. Several months ago the dealer reflashed my tipm and it did resolved the issue temporarily. What had happened was that the same incident occurred but instead when activating the left turn signals it would start working for a couple seconds before jumping activating the opposite turn signal (rightside) almost causing a near collision with other vehicles out on the roadways. I am very frustrated and I don't have $1,000 to have the dealer replace my tipm which I've found via online on several Dodge forums stating that it will definitely rectify and fix the issue.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #104

Aug 172014

Ram 1500

  • 103,900 miles
We went for a drive to medora nd. Where we spent the night and after we left to return home on hwy 94 when I was pulled over by a state highway patrol. The officer said I hadn't turned my signal on. I told her that I had and while she getting my information I was checking out my signals they would work and then they wouldn't then I turned on the left signal and the right would come on when it turned the right the right worked fine. I turned the four way flasher the left signal would come on. Weird. When the officer came back to the truck I told her there is something wrong with my signals. She said that I should take in and have it checked out. So I am now waiting to get it into the Dodge dealership. They are really messed up nothing works as it should. I have noticed after doing a search that many Dodge pickups have the same issue. I hope this will help encourage a recall for this vehicle.

- Williston, ND, USA

problem #103

Jun 012013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles


Wire harness in rear driver side door was found completely severed inside boot from frame to door. Effects window, door locks, dome light operation, and speaker. Presence of voltage can cause fire if aching occurs.

- Portsmouth, VA, USA

problem #102

Mar 252009

Ram 1500

  • 25,000 miles
This first started a few years after I got the truck which I bought new. Occasionally when I would turn on my left turn signal, the right or both would come on. This would also make my windshield wipers not function correctly. Dealer replaced the multi function switch. Same thing happened 3 more times over the next few years. Now its happening again. I have narrowly avoided 2 accidents because of this happening. Next, the heater/ac only works through the defrost vents. In the summer when using ac the windshield starts to freeze on the inside. Causing visibility issues. Also when using heat or ac the tachometer bounces around not reading correctly. All these electrical problems concern me. Just waiting for the truck to catch fire going down the road!! Dodge has not been much of a help. $300 a piece for multi function switch. $800 to fix the heater. And they can't figure our the tachometer. I have sent videos of the tachometer messing up, complained about the milking function switch. But nothing. All these problems definitely affect the safety. Please help. Lots of other people have the same problems.

- Bouckville, NY, USA

problem #101

Mar 202013

Ram 1500

  • 33,000 miles
Winding noise at low speed also have problem with head light it don't turn on (driver side ) directional door for A/C heather broken.

- Westminster, CA, USA

problem #100

Dec 272013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 0 miles
The passenger side headlight does not turn on even after replacement when the headlight switch is in the on position. Dealer has determined that the fault is the tipm (totally integrated power module). Per dealer mfg no longer produces the tipm unit. Per dealer aftermarket no longer manufactures part either. Dealer suggests wrecking yard, however part is a computer based product that still must be reprogrammed by dealer after replacement. This is a safety issue with lighting, and the passenger side headlight will not function without this unit being replaced.

- Molalla, OR, USA

problem #99

Sep 062013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
Turned on turn signal for a left hand turn and right signal started flashing then it flashed left and right then finally left. It has been doing this same thing for either direction you signal every so often. The hazard lights flash left and right alternately when activated once and awhile.

- Yuma, CO, USA

problem #98

Oct 012009

Ram 1500

  • 40,000 miles
When driving trying to change lanes I tried to signal right and my left turn signal came on then the turn signals were alternating back and forth. This has been happening on and off for quite a few years it will start working again then later break again.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #97

Feb 012012

Ram 1500

  • 109,000 miles
The Ram 1500 had a failure of the tipm that controls the head lights leaving the truck with inadequate illumination.

- Mystic, CT, USA

problem #96

Feb 012012

Ram 1500

  • 109,000 miles
The Ram 1500 had a failure of the tipm that controls the head lights leaving the truck with inadequate illumination.

- Mystic, CT, USA

problem #95

Mar 122012

Ram 1500 10-cyl

  • 16,750 miles
Right low beam fails to light. Bulb has been replaced. Socket is good. Failure is in tipm. Appears to be a common problem in 06 to 08 Dodge trucks. Dealer charge $750 to $900 to replace and reprogram tipm unit. This is an extravagant charge for an item that should last the life of the vehicle.

- Santa Clarita, CA, USA

problem #94

Apr 012012

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
Driver side headlight stopped working. High beam works but low beam does not. Replaced bulb 3 times and still won't work..

- Downers Grove, IL, USA

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