definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,624 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 steering problems

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 152012

Ram 1500

  • 59,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph there was a noise heard from the front driver side of the vehicle, causing the tires to shimmer. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the front outer tie rod end need to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure who stated that there were no recalls for the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 59,000.

- Acton, MA, USA

problem #6

Jun 302011

Ram 1500

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while accelerating out of a parking space from a stop, she heard a cracking noise. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the contact was informed that the front drivers side tie rod fractured and needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.

- Ovid, MI, USA

problem #5

Nov 202010

Ram 1500

  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 sd. The contact stated that after routine maintenance was performed on his vehicle he was informed that they were unable to complete an alignment because there was a hole in the tie rods. The tie rods were repaired; however, they were unable to align the vehicle properly which caused the vehicle to pull to the left while driving approximately 65 mph. The failure mileage was approximately 34,000. Updated 12/14/2011 updated 12/05/2011

- Ukiah , CA, USA

problem #4

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 #3

May 252010

Ram 1500

  • miles
2006 Dodge Ram 1500, steering wheel shakes & truck pulls when brakes applied. Brakes back & front changed rotors & pads. Same condition. This condition was reported June 15/07 7 tie rod ends changed & brakes. The second set of brakes have been installed checked tie rods defective & sloppy on second set. Vehicle has 71727 km`S & Dodge will not change tie rod ends saying truck is out of warranty period. Checking used 2006 to 2008 Dodge Ram have had tie rods changed. Suspect Chrysler Dodge does not want to advertise this defect with recall because after tie rods changed alignment is required.

- Ottawa, 00, USA

problem #2

Apr 162009

Ram 1500

  • 34,368 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram. The contact stated that the tie rods are faulty. She took the vehicle to the dealer, but they did not have the necessary part to repair the vehicle. They stated that they would notify the contact when the part arrived. The vehicle failed inspection due to the tie rods. She believes that the vehicle is unsafe to drive. The dealer stated that the vehicle could be driven in the interim, but could not guarantee her safety. The vehicle is still under warranty and is currently at the dealer. The failure and current mileages were 34,368.

- Clayton, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 272006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
Multiple problems since day 1. unresolved vibration issues-related to tires and driveline and alignment. Outer tierod failure. Frt right brake assy failure - near accident, vehicle veered uncontrollably off road at 40mph-towed to dealer. Intermittent stalling and hesitating and low oil pressure during operation- truck stalled several occasions while driving - unresolved at this time. Multiple fluid leaks from failed vehicle seals and gasket-issue resolved. Vehicle has been to authorized Dodge dealers for 9 visits for a total of 45 days down time. In my opinion, this is an unsafe and unreliable vehicle. Not eligible for massachusettes strict lemon laws due to being a multitude of different problems.

- Shirley, MA, USA

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