really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,744 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 wheels / hubs problems

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #17

May 182014

Ram 1500

  • 82,000 miles


I purchased this vehicle from a used car dealer in clanton, Alabama in April 2014. I was driving to my mom's, who lives in Mississippi when I came upon a bridge on the interstate while passing a 18 wheeler. When entering the bridge there was a small bump up and when the front wheels of the truck hit the bump the front of the truck started bouncing (death bounce or roll) uncontrollable. I had to cut off the 18 wheeler that I was passing and pulled to the side of the interstate and come to a complete stop for it to stop. It happened 4 more times before I got to my destination and it has happened on numerous occasions since and causing me to almost wreck each time. This is a very dangerous problem with this vehicle. You have no control over the steering while it is doing this it just bounces you all over the road. I have talked to a mechanic and he said it was the entire front end of all Dodge trucks that was causing this problem and had to be replaced. I wish to have an investigation on this matter, please. With only 82K miles on this truck the entire frt end should not be bad!! this problem, I was told by the mechanic was a defect from factory and should have been a recall on the entire frt suspension not just the tie rod, because the tie rod is not correcting the death bounce/roll problem with this trucks. I have a young son and a grand baby who has to ride in this vehicle and I do not feel safe driving this truck with my self in it. I will be looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you very much.

- Elmore, AL, USA

problem #16

Mar 152008

Ram 1500

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 20 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle. As a result, the front passenger side wheel separated from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that an unknown part related to the wheel suspension needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign numbers: 10E040000 (wheels) and 07V038000 (suspension) and believed that the recalls were associated with the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Greenwood, MS, USA

problem #15

Feb 172014

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Turning left or right and sometimes backing up, the truck constantly squeaks. I had the hubs replaced recently as the mechanic said that was the problem but it wasn't. I don't want something to fall out from under the truck or lock up. I was at at local lowe's recently and a woman was backing her Dodge truck to load lumber and it was making the same noises as mine.

- Chesterfield, SC, USA

problem #14

Sep 042014

Ram 1500

  • 75,000 miles


Front wheel bearings/hub. 4X4... severe grinding/ vibration in turns. Bearings were dry and worn badly. This caused uncontrollable wheel movement during breaking. Loss of vehicle control in the rain when braking.. luckily no damage to vehicle in incident.

- Hastings, MN, USA

problem #13

Jul 162014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
5 months ago my vehicle started a vibration in the steering wheel as I would drive and then my truck would shake as slowing....I went to the dealership for a fuel service and was notified of several recalls including a hub assembly that I had replaced the year before. I was told I would be called within 2 weeks to schedule a appt to have it fixed but when I attempted to call, the person I had talked to was let go or fired...since then I have been going to school and working fulltime. 2 weeks ago my truck started with a noise sounding like a squeal/squeak...and I was told it just needed penetrating oil but the noise has gotten worse....

- Bude, MS, USA

problem #12

Sep 182012

Ram 1500 10-cyl

  • 49,085 miles
In 2008, I purchased the above described 2006 vehicle brand new through the Dodge dealer with 400 miles on the odometer. At 49,085 miles, 09/18/2012, I've had to replace the lf wheel hub bearings at my personal expense. This mechanical work was completed through the Dodge dealer. The Dodge dealer warranty the work for 1 year. 1.5 years later, I've encountered the exact same mechanical failure and the vehicle is in the Dodge dealer service shop again, as of today's date of 06/27/2014, now for the third (3rd) set of wheel hub bearings. Due to the frequency of this type of mechanical failure, I looked on the internet discovering a recall for 2006 Dodge Ram wheel hub bearing assembly. Dodge dealer states there is no open recall for this type of described recall and will not repair the vehicle under recall provisions. Confused, I phoned Chrysler at 1.800.247.9753. A Chrysler representative stated, according to my VIN, my 2006 vehicle build date is October of 2005 and the recall is for vehicles built November 2005 and up. Clearly there is a matter of build date semantics of October 2005 -vs- November 2005, but, the facts clearly show I have inferior, unsatifactory wheel-hub bearing parts installed on my 2006 vehicle. My biggest fear is the horrible scenario of complete mechanical failure happening without warning (possible wheel separation) while my family is in the vehicle and the possibility of a crash occurring. Simply put.....Dodge manufacturers and dealers, please do the morally right thing and place superior parts on your vehicles and honor your work, parts and recalls & quit using semantics and splitting hairs in recall language. Lives are depending on you!!!!!! this is all I respectfully ask of you. Thank you.

- Houton,, TX, USA

problem #11

Aug 242013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 145,000 miles


Vibration and noise while moving-- ABS light on. I took the vehicle for repair and was told both front wheel hub and bearings were bad. I was then made aware that there was a recall on this years truck's front wheel hub and bearing units. I called Chrysler and was told that this VIN was not part of the recall even though it was manufactured one month from the reported recalled vehicles and manufactured at one of the plants in question in Missouri. Please have the dates checked on the recall before someone gets hurt.

- Glen Mills, PA, USA

problem #10

Apr 012011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
There is a (tsb 02-001-07 rev. A) that calls out a shudder, braking, shimmer... blah blah blah... on level ground and certain speeds. My issue is not on level ground, my problem exist on decline of 7% when the brake is applied very slightly the front brakes or front suspension shudders, and shakes so violently that the entire truck and the steering wheel is out of control, if you grab to tight on the steering wheel you may over correct your steering and eventually could cause you to overturn your vehicle. There is no excuse for this, I have had my rotors changed, brakes changed, tires balanced, and rotated but the problem still exists. I am telling you that this is a very dangerous situation for anyone to be in. I would love to take the owner of the Dodge co. And his family for a ride. I will almost guarantee that something would get done about this issue. Rotors should last for more than 6 months, but the truck is violently out of control and too dangerous for me to allow my wife or other family members to drive this vehicle until it is fixed or I sell it. Once I sell it I will not purchase another Dodge product again, I am tired of wasting my time and money on this issue. I am tired of the dealerships giving me the run around and oh it's your rotor are quote "warped" un-quote is how it is documented on my paperwork..

- Waynesboro, VA, USA

problem #9

Dec 122011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
Started hearing a low howling noise in my front end when going around curves in the road, it progressively got louder after a couple weeks to a grinding sound, took it to the dealer where I bought it performance Dodge, woodbury, NJ. They stated that both front wheel bearings were bad. I told the service manager that I heard there was a recall on my year model for that very reason, he stated that he never heard of it, I informed him of the reason for the recall, and his answer was that my truck was 6 years old and those things wear out. I said are you crazy the truck has only 38000 miles on it, his answer was it was a good thing I purchased a extened sevice contract. It cost me $107 deductable.I called Chrysler and was told there was no recall on my truck.this was my first Chrysler product and if this is how they stand behind there product, when they were aware that there was a problem at the factory it will be my last. My truck should have been part of that recall, just like many others that were not.I will be trading it in for a Ford next year. Now I know why the govt. Had to bail Chrysler out so many times.

- Sewell, NJ, USA

problem #8

Oct 182011

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • miles
Front wheel bearings had to be replaced at 36384 miles. The bearings had just been replaced on July 11, 2008 under manufacturers recall G02. At that time it had 13,971 miles. This time it came out of my pocket. It seems that they haven't solved the problem.

- Oakley, IL, USA

problem #7

Jun 212011

Ram 1500

  • 33,000 miles


The driver owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 10 mph, the front passenger side wheel detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop where they were in the process of diagnosing the failure. The failure mileage was 33,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Wendell, NC, USA

problem #6

May 202011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,747 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated while driving approximately 70 mph the vehicle began to vibrate and he heard a grinding noise. The vehicle was then taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed the front driver's side wheel bearing and hub failed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the contact was informed the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 10E040000 (wheels:cap/cover/hub). The failure and current mileages were 58,000. Updated 06/10/11 updated 02/03/2012

- Lanexa, VA, USA

problem #5

Apr 212011

Ram 1500

  • 102,700 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 50 mph the contact began to hear a grinding noise. The contact began to pull the vehicle over when the front driver's side wheel detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the contact was told that the wheel bearings failed, leading to the wheel detaching. The contact was also told that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 10E040000 (wheels:cap/cover/hub). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 102,700.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #4

Nov 202008

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,944 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram. While driving less than 30 mph, the vehicle began to vibrate hard and the front driver's side wheel detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The dealer stated that the wheel bearings were more than likely the cause of the failure; however, they could not assist because the vehicle was 2,000 miles out of warranty. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 36,944. Updated 04-14-09 updated 04/16/09.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 162009

Ram 1500

  • 45,000 miles
I have a 2006 Dodge Ram that has a recall on the front wheels due to improper grease on the bearings. www-ODI.NHTSA.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/results.cfm when contacting Dodge about this problem, they said that they would not perform the recall because my truck has a rebuilt title on it. Because this is a manufacture issue, I feel that it is still their responsibility to perform this because they have a recall. I understand that the warranty is void with a rebuilt title, but a recall has no effect on the warranty. If the vehicle has 200,000 miles on it, they still have to fix the recall even though the vehicles is no longer under warranty. Now, my wheel is making a horrible noise, and when I jack it up, the wheel will rock back and forth.

- Springfield, KY, USA

problem #2

Mar 172007

Ram 1500

  • 57,175 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 07V038000 (suspension:front:wheel bearing ). he immediately took the vehicle to the dealer and had it repaired. One year later, he heard noises coming from the front end of the vehicle. He took the vehicle back to the dealer and they stated that the front hub needed to be replaced at the cost of $467. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 57,175 and current mileage was 77,175.

- Plant City, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 272006

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have 3 safety recalls for my 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. I have called union Dodge in garden grove, ca, where I purchased the auto, 3 times to schedule appointments to fix the problems. Each time I have been told that a part for one of the repairs is not in stock but that when the parts come in I will receive a call back. I'm still waiting for that call back? of course the letter and call I did get from union Dodge was asking me to rate their service as top notch so they can get the 5 star award from Chrysler!! I'm done dealing with union Dodge but would still like my 3 safety recall items fixed. Any advice or help is greatly appreciated.

- La Habra, CA, USA

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