really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,447 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 engine problems

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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 252011

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact was driving 78 mph when the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The contact turned the vehicle off and shifted into neutral and when the vehicle was restarted, it resumed normal operation. The contact stated the failure recurred three times and he was unable to locate any visible cause for the failure. On the fourth recurrence of the failure the contact was involved in a crash and the front fender was damaged. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for the failure. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised him to have the vehicle diagnosed by the dealer. The failure mileage was 144,000 and the current mileage was 144,056. Updated 5/9/11

- Cotopaxi, CO, USA

problem #4

Feb 012011

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles
2006 Dodge Ram. Consumer states while driving the check engine light came on and the vehicle shut down and went into safe mode. The consumer stated the truck was towed to the dealer and they found a problem with some of the injector. Eight injectors had to be replaced within the past year and some of the wires were replaced. When the consumer contacted Chrysler, he was informed repairs were not going to be authorized because the vehicle wa performing as designed. Chrysler advised the consumer to continue to drive the vehicle until it malfunctions again.

- Oak Grove, MO, USA

problem #3

Nov 032006

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2006 Dodge Ram truck with a long list of problems* the consumer experienced numerous problems with the vehicle such as ignition switch malfunctions, the ignition would not lock, shift lever, exhaust smokes excessively, the engine shutters and shutdown, transmission shifting improperly primarily in 2nd and 3rd gear, there were times when the consumer could not get the vehicle out of park. The head lights and tail lights come on and go off, the electric locks malfunctioned, various problems with the cab lights, the instrument cluster failed.

- Laramie, WY, USA

problem #2

Jun 012006

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 235 miles
There is an intermittent long start time on the 06 Dodge cummings diesel (10 to 15 seconds). After first 400 miles the truck was brought back to dealership and in formed that approximately 1/3 of the time the truck has a starting time of 10 to 15 seconds, was told they had a computer fix. Installed update and problem persisted. Took back to dealer and was told Dodge is aware of problem but has no fix. It is June of 06 and they have known of problem should have made me aware of this before I bought truck.

- Dahlonega, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 162006

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
Just bought the truck, oil changed at 3500 mil, took it in today for change at 8000 miles, cummins diesel, oil had large metal particles in it, vehicle could not be released due to safety reason, motor could seize up. Just took the paper plates off of this truck, . dealer is to start fix process Monday, June 19th.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

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