hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,894 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #60

Nov 012010

Ram 2500

  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated the turn signals did not function properly. When he activated the left signal, the right signal illuminated and when he activated the right signal, the left signal illuminated. The failure occurred intermittently. The dealer advised the contact that there were no recalls and the failure was not covered under the warranty. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure nor was the vehicle repaired. The current mileage was 63,000 and the failure mileage was 40,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #59

Nov 212011

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 101,000 miles
The turn signal switch the opposite of what has been selected on the steering column. If the left turn is selected the right turn lights come on and indicate you are making a right turn. The high beam switch does not always work. The wipers are not reliable either.

- West Valley City , UT, USA

problem #58

Oct 302011

Ram 2500

  • 109,300 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge 2500 mega cab. The contact stated the front left and right turn signals failed to illuminate on the outside of the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired, and the VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages was 109,300.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #57

May 012011

Ram 2500

  • 96,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that when the left directional signal was engaged, the right turn signal activated instead. In addition, the windshield wipers also failed. The contact stated that the failure was contributed to the multi-function switch. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 96,000 and the current mileage was 112,000.

- Pawnee, OH, USA

problem #56

Feb 012008

Ram 2500

  • 156,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 quad. The contact stated that the turn signal lights were faulty. She attempted to activate the left turn signal; however, the right one would engage instead and the failure also occurred when she attempted to activate the right turn signal. The dealer advised the contact to have the signal switch replaced. The manufacturer was not notified nor was the vehicle repaired. The current mileage was 206,000. The approximate failure mileage was 156,000.

- Breaux Bridge, LA, USA

problem #55

Oct 012009

Ram 2500

  • 41,000 miles
I have a 2006 Dodge mega cab that I have had since new. I had to have the multifunction switch replaced at 40,000 miles almost two years ago, now after driving it almost another 20,000 miles it is doing the same thing. Is there a recall on this part or do I have any recourse to get this replaced again? this is very dangerous as you never know when it is going to happen. The blinkers will flash the wrong way and the wipers might work or they might not or they may come on when the blinkers are on. This is very distracting when you are in a lot of traffic. Please help. Thank you.

- East Bethel, MN, USA

problem #54

May 102011

Ram 2500

  • 130,000 miles


While pulling a trailer the left side brake and signal does not work. This is due to a faulty tipm. The trailer lights work on all our other vehicles. We were actually pulled over by the state highway patrol because of it. This is a severe safety issue and from the research I've done it is a common compliant with the 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 models. We were told by our local Dodge dealership that every time this happens you have to take the truck in and have it "reflashed" but it can only be done 5 times. After that you have to replace the tipm but then you start all over again with it happening again. The tipm is not equipped to handle the tow package.

- Hillsboro, MO, USA

problem #53

Aug 012010

Ram 2500

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the turn signals, windshield wipers, and the headlights were all inoperable. The dealer replaced the stalk in August 2010 to remedy the failure; however, the failure had recurred. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. The current mileage was 76,000 and the approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Woodstock, NY, USA

problem #52

Jun 152010

Ram 2500

  • 40,000 miles
Wipers fail to turn on or get stuck on intermediate, turn signals work on the opposite side that you place them, when you put the right turn signal on the left works. Sometime you can't switch the headlight from bright to dim or vice versa.

- Kaplan, LA, USA

problem #51

Jan 012011

Ram 2500

  • 90,000 miles
Turn signal malfunction, activate the left signal and the right turns on. Activate the right signal and nothing happens. Sometimes when the left is activated both signals work like hazard flashers.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #50

May 152006

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 10,000 miles


During the first year of ownership an intermittent malfunction of hazard flashers and turn signals began. On occasion, the hazard flashers and the turn signals will not flash. At times, the turn signals will not cancel. At times, left and right will flash when only one direction is selected. Finally, on occasion, the right or left will flash when the opposite is selected. This creates a hazardous situation when I'm executing a turn as other drivers do not know my intentions and I've angered some and had two near miss accidents. I've not had need for my 4-way flashers, but when I test them at the time of the signal malfunction, they do not function. This can be extremely hazardous in an emergency road side event. When the problem first occurred under warranty, I took the truck to the dealer and they re-programmed the ECM. This eliminated the problem for the remainder of the warranty. Subsequently, it has gradually returned. I am not alone with this issue. Please visit the following link: vlane.com/discuss-topic/1336/2006-Dodge-Ram-turn-signal-problem.

- Mount Airy, MD, USA

problem #49

Jan 012011

Ram 2500

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that whenever a turn signal was engaged, the opposite signal would illuminate. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 45,000.

- Bowling Green, KY, USA

problem #48

Jan 072011

Ram 2500

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the turn signals would provide erroneous warning indications. The air conditioner was also inoperable. The contact inspected the vehicle himself and located the failure at the power control module. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 120,000 and the current mileage 150,000.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #47

May 112011

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 46,355 miles
2006 Dodge Ram turn signal/wiper multifunction switch malfunctioning. If left turn signals are activated, the right turn lights flash. If rights are activated, no lights flash at all. Have found many other owners of same truck with same problem and no recall by Chrysler.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #46

Mar 122011

Ram 2500

  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram. The contact stated when using the right turn signal, the left one would illuminate and when using the left turn signal the right one would illuminate. Occasionally, the lights completely failed to function. The vehicle was not inspected. The failure mileage was 93,000 and the current mileage was 94,000.

- Brownsville, TX, USA

problem #45

Apr 202011

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 200,000 miles
The turn signal light will sometimes not work or work by itself, the wind shield wipers will some times not work, the truck has 200,000 miles on it the problem at this stage has not be corrected.

- West Fargo, ND, USA

problem #44

Apr 052006

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 71,560 miles
2006 Dodge 2500. When turning on the left turn signal, both indicators on the dash will flicker and the right indicator on the vehicle will actually be working instead of the left. This happens on a regular basis when driving this vehicle. It is now that I do not utilize turn signals for fear that vehicles will mis interpret intentions and cause vehicle accident. Went to dealer and they are aware of issue recommending turn switch.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #43

Nov 152010

Ram 2500

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the front turn signal indicators would not operate. When signaling to turn, only the rear blinkers would operate. The contact took vehicle to the dealer and was told that the front turn signal relay failed and the entire fuse panel would need replacing. The contact believed the failure to be an extreme safety hazard because oncoming drivers would not be warned when he would attempt a turn. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 58,000 and the current mileage was 71,000.

- Willis, TX, USA

problem #42

Feb 232011

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The left turn signal activates the opposite or both left and right turn signals.

- Lincoln, CA, USA

problem #41

Jan 252011

Ram 2500

  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge ram2500 4X4. The contact stated that the turn signals have malfunctioned and when the contact was making a left turn the signal indicated that they were making a right turn. He also stated that while driving various speeds the hazard lights would suddenly flash intermittently. The vehicle was not inspected by the dealer nor was it repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 88,000.

- Hamden, CT, USA

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