really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,305 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #12

Oct 132010

Ram 1500

  • 60,000 miles


2006 Dodge Ram 1500 currently has 63,000 miles. Has had the front struts replaced 3 times, motor was replaced, transmission has been replaced, rack and pinion has been replaced, ball joints have been replaced countless times, tie rods have been replaced, wheel bearings have been replaced approx a yr ago and are defective again. Currently waiting for them since there on nationwide back order the dealership claims. All of these have been under warranty. But I have spent countless $$$ on tires and having to rent a vehicle while this on is in the garage constantly.

- Springville, PA, USA

problem #11

Sep 182010

Ram 1500

  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact was traveling 75 mph when the contact noticed that the vehicle suddenly began to vibrate abnormally and sway from left to right. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact had the tires balanced and rotated. The failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the contact was informed that the tie rod, suspension bar and steering damper would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was 70,000 and the failure mileage was 69,000.

- Hickory, NC, USA

problem #10

Aug 022010

Ram 1500

  • 52,950 miles
-the contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact was reversing at 1 mph when the vehicle independently stopped moving. The contact then discovered that the rear driver side tie rod fractured and caused both rear tires to protrude outward. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 52,950.

- Bradford, NH, USA

problem #9

Apr 012009

Ram 1500

  • 42,000 miles


My 2006 Ram 1500 2 wheel drive, big horn edition shakes while braking at approximately 70 mph until it slows to approximately 55 mph. Noone can find the problem. The truck shakes so badly, it feels like the front end is going to shake off! I have replace all 4 tires, had wheels balanced, replaced all 4 rotors, brakes, calipers, inner and outer tierods, front wheel hubs, shocks and the truck still shakes so bad that im scared I will be thrown into oncoming traffic if I had to stop fast.... I cannot find the problem and no one, not even the dealer can find the cause!

- Hazel Park, MI, USA

problem #8

Jun 142007

Ram 1500

  • miles
Bought 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 new from metro Dodge in ottawa. Have had numerous front end troubles. Brakes,3sets of front shocks, wheel bearings, outer tie rod ends replaced once at 22000km`S. tie rod ends on streeing are defective again. Dodge wants to inspect & charge for outer rie rod ends after 42000kms on second set. Checking used 2006,2007 & 2008 in Dodge dealer lots outer tie rods have been replaced on trucks in lot. I feel Dodge is covering up a defective design & part troubles on all 3 years. Metro Dodge told me to never bring my truck back for service. The service manager denies that these years of trucks have defective front end parts & design. Please investigate before a major collision with this vehicle. Thank you, steve moore

- Kanata, 00, USA

problem #7

Oct 012009

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 truck purchased in 2008. She stated that the steering wheel would vibrate violently and as a result caused damage to the front hub. The dealer stated that the sealed unit for life gear assembly was coming apart internally. The manufacturer refused to take any liability for the failure. She also stated there were transmission issues with the vehicle in the past. The manufacturer stated that there was a defect with the transmission and replaced the solenoids under their liability. No additional repairs were made to the vehicle to correct the failure. The failure and current mileages were under 79,400.

- Vail, AZ, USA

problem #6

Sep 302009

Ram 1500

  • 62,000 miles


Had vehicle aligned due to the front end bouncing. Tie rod was replaced and vehicle had a vibration and popping noise from the front end after that. Today I took it to the shop and they said the wheel bearing is worn beyond safe conditions. My VIN did not fall under the current recall but I seem to be having the same problem with my vehicle and my family has been put at risk with this vehicle problem. I have new parts being put on today which is going will be paid out of pocket again. I have driven with this vibration for some time now not even aware that it could possibly be under a recall. A fault this serious could cause death and injury to my family and someone else's.

- Grant City, MO, USA

problem #5

Jun 052009

Ram 1500

  • 38,297 miles
2006 Dodge Ram with 38,000 miles the outer tie rod ends were extremely worn to a point where separation was possible.

- Schnecksville, PA, USA

problem #4

Nov 222008

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle began to spontaneously drift to the right of the road. The contact crashed into a bridge and the vehicle was completely destroyed. None of the air bags deployed. The driver sustained severe injuries and a police report was filed. The contact has pictures of the crash. The dealer stated that the crash was not significant enough to warrant air bag deployment. The VIN and mileages were unknown.

- Anderson, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 012007

Ram 1500

  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 65 mph and above, the vehicle vibrated violently. The contact must slow down to 30 mph or pull over in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on four occasions and the tie rod ends were replaced each time. The failure was not corrected. The dealer stated that the tires may be the cause of the failure. The dealer advised the contact to purchase new tires, but there was no guarantee that they would correct the failure. The failure mileage was 15,000 and current mileage was 36,700.

- Menomoneefalls, WI, USA

problem #2

Jan 162007

Ram 1500

  • 23,000 miles
Brakes pressure increases while driving dealer replace 4 times front 2 times rear still brakes fail also tie rods fall off or go bad 2 time all under 18000 miles also there was other problems with front end hubs, ect.

- Sinclairville, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 132007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,900 miles
Driving home from the lake and the wheel locked up and went into the ditch after we had it in Chrysler and it was not fixed. They took it in and gave it back and coming home from work the steering wheel locked up again and I almost hit 3 cars. So went back in to get fixed. Then I was out hunting and my kids were with and the steering wheel locked up and we went in the ditch again. So now I just want to get rid of this vehicle. We have had it in 3 times in one month for the same problem and it is not getting fixed.

- Devils Lake, ND, USA

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