really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,692 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 052015

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 06V038000 (service brakes, hydraulic ) and 15V313000 (air bags); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 1/12/2016

- Ingram, TX, USA

problem #6

Jun 092008

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 60,000 miles
Back in June of 2009 my right turn signal and brake light for the trailer stopped working. Then it started working again for a day or two. Now the have been out since I talked with one of the mechanics at the local Dodge dealership and he told me that they have had an issue with this all along and that the only fix was to replace the main power box under the hood. I still have no right turn or brake light on my trailer. If Dodge know that they have an issue with this electrical unit shouldn't they have to repair the issue under recall warranty. I shouldn't have to pay thousands of dollars out of my pocket for a problem that they know they have and refuse to address. I have been searching the internet about this issue and have seen thousands of complaints for this very issue. What can I do or who do I need to contact to get after Dodge so they will repair their problem with the electrical malfunctions they have. Is there any legal recourse that can be taken such as a class action lawsuit.

- High Point, NC, USA

problem #5

Dec 052011

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
While towing trailer back left blinker and back left brake lights failed to work. Then back left blinker on truck stopped working.. problem is in the vehicles computer, dealer only item that cost $712. Some thing called "tipm". just type in blinker problem for Dodge Ram on google and watch and see how many other people are having this hudge saftey problem. Please look into this problem, peoples lives are at on the line!!! thank you

- Clinton, CT, USA

problem #4

Dec 072011

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 136,740 miles


The truck shakes uncontrollably after hitting a pot hole or un even pavement. Aprox 55 to 75 mph. I almost went off an embankment at 65 mph. The truck would non steer or brake when it was shaking. Death wobble look at you tube Dodge truck death wobble.

- Phoenix , AZ, USA

problem #3

Nov 122009

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact was driving approximately between 45 -50 mph on normal road conditions and unexpectedly, an opposing vehicle pulled in front of the vehicle. The contact applied pressure to the brake pedal. The vehicle failed to slow down and crashed into three large trees and a utility pole. The air bag system failed to deploy with the massive level of impact. The vehicle was completely destroyed. The police and ambulance were called to the scene. The driver sustained minor injuries to the back. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. The cause of the failure has not been determined. The failure mileage was 104,000. Updated 02/02/10. Updated 02/05/10.

- Glendale , AZ, USA

problem #2

Aug 262009

Ram 2500

  • miles
I was driving a Dodge sprinter, and I stopped on a light to wait for a green to came, and when I stared moving, and all of the sudden I had to make stop, because a car on front of me, stopped, I pushed a brakes a few times, and it didn't work, and after I made an accident, someone tried a car, and it did work! I found this material on the web site, that I will give you a link to it. It will help you! www.automotix.net/autorepair/recalls/9149-recall/.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 152009

Ram 2500

  • 56,102 miles
While driving, the power steering died making it nearly impossible to turn. This is a complete failure of the power steering, previous occurrences of brief difficult steering happened two or three times. Also braking was affected, decreasing stopping ability. I was barely able to stop and turn the truck to avoid crashing into a building.

- Travis Afb, CA, USA

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