really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,843 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 miscellaneous problems

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #12

Aug 112016

Ram 1500

  • 149,000 miles


Turn signal malfunction turn left signal on right signal flashes same for right side and also switches sides instanttaniously both will flash. Dealer says only the 3500 vehicle has aa recall for up to 150,000 miles same turn signal used in all Dodge trks? in motion sitting at light or stop to make turn and sitting still has been going on since May 2016

- Canyon Lake, TX, USA

problem #11

Jul 192016

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall

- Norcross, GA, USA

problem #10

Jul 272015

Ram 1500

  • 60,000 miles
When filling gas tank after the gas pump handle clicks shut to stop flow from the hose the gas from the tank comes back through the fill line and pours out over the side of the truck, approximately 1 pint so it is quite a spill. This happens at every gas station, I use gasoline with 10% ethanol gas, and if I stop the gas flow from the hose manually it also happens.

- Spring Grove, IL, USA

problem #9

Mar 212007

Ram 1500

  • 11,135 miles


Suspension/brakes: Front end wheel bearing vibration/rubbing noise. Replaced several sets of worn tires after spending $189 through Firestone for lifetime alignments/tire balance/rotations the constant rubbing vibration noise have not alleviated. Brake rotors warped & replaced because of the issue with the pitman arm & front wheel bearings. Chrysler recall campaigns F05, G02, N62, NHTSA campaign 13V528000, 10E040000, 10E013000, 07V038000, 06V038000. Front wheel bearings still noisy, front end vibration still present & alignments constantly necessary. Service bulletins 08-004, 41, & 1900805 related to suspension steering part of this issue. Electrical: Ignition key locking up & unable to turn the key to start the vehicle. Had to forcibly turn or "wiggle" the steering wheel, which is locked, in order to get the key to turn. Numerous occasions had to leave the vehicle & return in the future to attempt to turn the ignition key. Turn signal (service bulletin 08-002-12) flashes & intermittent wipers operate incorrectly. Sudden flashing back & forth of signals has almost caused car crashes on numerous occasions. Intermittent wipers stop suddenly at mid windshield point obstructing view. Both operated from the same left handle. Cruise control surges constantly when engaged. Numerous occasions surged suddenly on a hill or bridge almost causing loss of control. Tachometer shows anywhere from 0 to 250 RPM when stopped & has caused stalling of the engine. Operating the vehicle at speed (55mpm for instance), it only shows 1000rpm. During the period of ownership had to replace 3 batteries. This seems excessive for the age of the vehicle. Therefore, considering all the electrical related issues there must be a defect since all of these problems still exist. Service bulletin 5015 related to electrical systems are also parts of this issue.

- St Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #8

Apr 092015

Ram 1500

  • 106,000 miles
I was on my way to work when I crashed into a dump truck and my car was pretty much totalled the accident was horrible and the air bag did not deployed. I constantly suffer back pain and although I was told by the hospital to get the treatment I lost my job due to the pain I get plus I did not have any transportation. And now I see that there is a recall for this vehicle for the air bag.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #7

May 192015

Ram 1500

  • 93,000 miles
The truck has had intermittent problems with the front end, assembly on right and left side. The truck was repaired by the shop and still not able to perform correctly. Firestone investigated the truck after it was fixed with me taking it back to the shop to get re-fixed. Now after it has been fixed again, the axle area is still popping and I don't know if it is fixed or not. I am tired of spending my money on it. I want to blame the shop but I think it is a manufacturer error. Also, with these front end issues. The front end hit a dip in the road at about 30-35--no dip warning and locked up the front end. I spent nearly $1000 replacing brakes, calipers, and rotors. Not to mention the 300-500 replacing front end parts on this truck.

- Fountain, CO, USA

problem #6

May 012015

Ram 1500

  • 80,000 miles


I was on my way home with my children in my truck cruising along at about 55 mph when out of nowhere the steering wheel started wobbling very horribly. So, I stopped in a gas station parking lot that was out by the interstate and called a few people and tried to take a look at it. The rf wheel was extremely hot but couldn't find anything else wrong with it. If I got above 50 mph the wobble got bad but if I kept it around 45mph, it was not as bad and was able to drive home. Had it looked at and nobody could seem to find the issue. We tried changing the brakes on it from the caliper down to the brake pads but it didn't fix the issue. I don't hardly drive it now due to not knowing if it is going to do it and when something bad is going to happen. Especially if I have my 4 children in the truck with me.

- Rantoul, IL, USA

problem #5

Nov 292014

Ram 1500

  • miles
Dash heat and air vent deflectors inside the dash brake and do not work proper. Dealership knows what the ongoing problem is but they want 12 to 15 hundred to fix it.

- Clinton, TN, USA

problem #4

Jun 112014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 55,924 miles
Owner [xxx] was traveling up a long hill on dirt road when about half way up hill vehicle suddenly quit running (no warning) and "check gage light" (cgl) came on. Truck restarted, but would not pull hill. I slowly backed truck down hill without engine -- and started truck on level ground and turned around. Truck ran fine the about two miles home, but "check gage light" remained on. (all gages and liquid levels checked normal) the gas gage showed just below half full. After arriving home, I added a gallon of gasoline, but cgl remained on. I called service manager at sloan Ford in columbia, tn. Who suggested having truck towed to sloan Ford to be checked (about 20 miles). When wrecker arrived at my home for truck, the truck started and cgl was off. Sloan technicians kept the truck for a week, and the problem never occurred again and has not since. This is very dangerous because of the possibility of the truck stalling suddenly again in fast moving traffic, etc.. I would like to hear of any similar cases, and the possible cause. I consider this unknown mystery potentially very dangerous causing me to be reluctant to drive truck in heavy traffic or long distances. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Williamsport, TN, USA

problem #3

Feb 122012

Ram 1500

  • 83,000 miles
My blinker lever does not work properly. When I use the left turn signal it started to blink to the right. Throughout the rest of the day it would do this intermittently. I was going down a heavy traffic area and used my left turn signal. A car two lanes over slightly behind me starting honking their horn at me because it was attempting to go one lane over to the right. We both tried to go into the middle lane at the same time and I initially thought it was the other driver's fault. I looked at my blinker lever and I did have it in the correct position for a left signal. I then looked at my light display for the blinker and it was flashing to the right. My wife told me about this happening before without me in the vehicle but this I finally got to experience it myself. If it wasnt for my awareness and the other vehicle honking their horn, then we would have collided. Ever since that day I experienced it myself, I have noticed it happening more frequently now. Sometimes I use the blinker lever and I get no turn signal at all anymore except for pressing the lever harder down or up. I am now more concerned about correct turn signals coming from the lever and it takes away from my situational awareness while driving.

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #2

Sep 262011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 28,053 miles
The multi function switch was defective in my vehicle. This caused the following safety concerns with the vehicle: 1) the windshield wipers did not work, 2) the turn signals did not work, and 3) the hazzard lights did not work. I have two problems with the situation: 1) while driving the vehicle during a rain storm on 9/26/2011, the windshield wipers did not work. This caused a safety concern and could have caused a potential accident and 2) while driving the vehicle, the turn signals did not work. This caused a safety concern and could have caused an accident. After taking the vehicle to the local Dodge dealership, I was informed that the multi function switch was on back order. To be exact, four thousand multi function switches were on back order per the local dealership and Chrysler group customer assistance. Neither the local dealership or the Chrysler group customer assistance had any idea when the part would be available. I asked both parties why the part is on back order since this is a matter of safety. No answer was given. After further research via the internet, it was determine that other Dodge Ram truck owners had the same type issue with their multi function switch being defective. It would be great if Dodge would notify all owners of the problem with the multi function switch and have them reviewed and/or replaced if needed. This could potentially save someone from serious injury or death from the the multi function switch being defective while driving. My hope and prayer is to have other Dodge Ram truck owners understand the importance of this problem. It could potentially save their life.

- Trussville, AL, USA

problem #1

Apr 062009

Ram 1500

  • 40,000 miles
A recall is definitely in order here for the cabin air blend door breaking, 2006 through 2002 models have had a large number of complaints filed and in 2006 had the most filed yet in 2007 zero complaints filed for this problem, let me explain why. I contacted daimler Chrysler filed a complaint and got nowhere, they just don't care about their bad design, or stand behind their product!! I will never buy a product from them again. The air box has an opening with one tab protruding out so when the blend door closes it stops at the tab, well the tab isn't strong enough to receive the impact of the door slamming it and breaks off thus jamming closed or falling off, the engineers at delmar Chrysler figured this out and engendered a new box with two tabs so it wont break yet the service dept at the dealers keep replacing the doors and not the entire box (because it's a bigger more expensive job) and that's why some people have had it fixed several times, because they are not fixing it correctly so in turn you then are out of warranty and now it cost the consumer to fix this expensive poorly engineered box that they know is a design flaw.sad, very sad. Daimler Chrysler put this newly designed box in their 2007 and newer models and have not one complaint, so why wont they recall these bad design boxes and broken blend doors (which are the number one biggest problem with the 2006 trucks) and put their newly engineered boxes-blend doors in the trucks at their expense not the consumer, delmer Chrysler knows they have a bad design and still wont own up to it, we the consumer need to flood their phones until they fix this poorly engineered very expensive problem that they created until they recall it. This problem is a safety issue because you cannot control where the air flow is going like the windshield for visibility in foggy or snowy conditions, forced to pul over cant see, thank you in advance for taking the time and effort putting pressure on them to correct their mistake.

- Windham, NH, USA

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