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 1 of 5)

problem #100

Sep 042016

Ram 2500

  • 107,000 miles


No high beam no low beam no turn signal right side.

- Pahrump, NV, USA

problem #99

Dec 312015

Ram 2500

  • miles
I have turn signals on my 2006 Dodge Ram 2500, but I do not have functioning trailer brake or signal lights through the factory installed towing package. This is the same problem no matter which trailer I am pulling. Checking for voltage states that there is low voltage due to the tpim. This occurred at 84,000. Also, while the vehicle is running the igination key can be pulled out. $1,000 is alot to repair a towing package and I do not know how long this would last.

- Graniteville, SC, USA

problem #98

Oct 102015

Ram 2500

  • 55,000 miles
The truck will not power the left stop lamp or signal lamp on any of my trailers; however, the left signal and stop lamp on the truck work perfectly. Dodge dealer indicated that the problem was in the truck's tipm which does not have a fuse for that portion of the trailer's lighting and burned out internally. Dealership indicated that the only way to repair is to replace the tipm which costs $1026. Dealership also indicated that this is a major problem on this vehicle which they have seen before. There is nothing to indicate that the trailer lamps aren't working except to physically observe them. This tipm also controls numerous other things in the truck and info from the dealership and internet searches indicate there are many serious problems occurring due to them malfunctioning. These are defective units that should be recalled. Consumers should not have to pay over $1000 to make a simple light function, or deal with a worse problem.

- Alma, WI, USA

problem #97

Oct 132015

Ram 2500

  • 128,000 miles


Turn signal will flash the opposite signal than the direction you desire. Example, turning on the left turn single will cause the right turn signal to flash, and vise versa, as well as causing the emergency signals to activate. I am unable to indicate to other drivers my correct direction of turn while driving in traffic or at a signal light, stop sign, merging, changing lanes, ect..

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #96

Apr 062015

Ram 2500

  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the passenger side turn signal and brake light became inoperable. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the power module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000. Updated 12/03/15

- Ft Smith, AR, USA

problem #95

Feb 182015

Ram 2500

  • 102,512 miles
I was driving down the road and the engine started dying then taking back off, then all of a sudden the speed odometer dropped to zero wouldnt come back up while I was still moving, then the ABS light the check enging light and the brake light and washer fluid light all came on and I lost power to the tail lights head lights and the windows started rooling up and down by them selves. When I got home and turned off the truck I called the dealer and they said that it was the tipm and it would have to be replaced. They said the trailer I was pulling must of had a short and thats what caused it. I told them that I wasnt pulling a trailer and they called me a liar and hung up on me the windows continued to roll up and down untill the batt was disconnected. The next morning I then hooked the battery back up and it all worked fine. No problem a couple weeks later it started again finall found a short in the light control on the right tail light replaced the part that holds the bulbs and the problem corrected itself. Now it has since started doing it all again but will not reset itself I contacted the dealer and they said that the tipm would reset itself five times then would have to be replaced. The veh was not pulling a trailer when this happened and the only trailer I pull with it has the lighting package working fine on all trucks I hook it to but not this one. Please get the Dodge company to recall these peices of junk im tired of paying 1200 dollars to replace a bunch of parts to find out its their piece of junk tipm causing all the problems.

- Scottsville, KY, USA

problem #94

Jun 062015

Ram 2500

  • 83,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the turn signals and brake lights malfunctioned on the trailers attached to the vehicle. The contact mentioned that no warning indicators illuminated. The contact stated that the failure occurred at any speed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the amperage was incorrect and needed to be reset. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000. The VIN was not available. Updated 12/03/15

- Portsmouth, AR, USA

problem #93

Jan 012007

Ram 2500 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Issue: Low beam headlight bulbs quit working, after several replacements, installing new bulbs (lamps) does not repair the issue. The vehicle currently has no low beam headlights, the vehicle only has high beam headlights. Not drivable at night. Tipm (totally integrated power module) is at fault according to Dodge technician. The left (drivers side) low beam headlight went out in 2007, I replaced the headlamp bulb. Ok. the right (passenger side) low beam headlight went out in early 2008. I replaced the headlamp bulb. Ok. in 2012, both low beam headlights went out. I replaced both lamps.ok. In 2013, the right (passengers side) low beam headlamp went out. I replaced the right (passengers side) low beam lamp, but the light still does not work. I took to shop, and they attempted to repair, but could not locate issue. They said, no fuses to replace, it has a tipm module that controls the lighting. In 2014, the left (drivers side) low beam headlight went out. I replaced the headlamp bulb. Still no lights. In 2014, I called the Dodge dealer, spoke with service. The technician told me that this is a recurring problem with the 2006 Dodge Ram headlights, that it is probably the tipm (totally integrated power module) that needs replaced. The quoted cost of the tipm was approximately $800 and the labor about $150. Summary: March 2015. The 2006 Dodge Ram is not operational except during daylight hours. It only has operational high beam headlights, no low beam headlights. All new bulbs. I cannot afford a repair bill of almost $1,000 to get a $20 headlight to operate by replacing the tipm. Dodge needs to address this issue in my opinion. The issue just gets worse with time, and then, replacing the light bulbs does not help.

- Youngstown, FL, USA

problem #92

Jan 132015

Ram 2500 6-cyl

  • 127,000 miles
Started truck to leave for work one morning and head lights would not come on. Dealership said it has a bad tipm.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #91

Nov 072014

Ram 2500

  • 62,512 miles
While raining, windshield wipers would not come on. After switching the multifunction switch on and off several times, the wipers started working. The wipers continued to operate even when turned back off. Wipers only turned off after turning multifunction switch several more times.

- Waggaman, LA, USA

problem #90

May 302014

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 117,050 miles


The tipm module failed and left headlight went out at night. Repair shop did temporary bypass left side tipm output for low beam. Headlights failed completely on both sides, high beam and low beam in August 2014. Replaced tipm assembly on 9/19/14, $924.99 for parts and $112.50 for labor.

- Trumansburg, NY, USA

problem #89

May 062014

Ram 2500 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Driver's headlight will not work even after putting in a new bulb, radio intermittently comes on and goes off and the trailer lights will not stay on. Vehicle checked out by a certified repair shop and their findings pointed directly to a defective integrated fuse module box in my 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. Requesting to file a formal complaint and to join any class action suits in place to help off set an estimated repair bill of around $1,000 by a local Dodge dealership. The part a lone is $704 and it is set by Chrysler and there is no finding a cheaper price.

- Keizer, OR, USA

problem #88

Mar 072014

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 149,000 miles
Lost turn signal on left side of vehicle also lost trailer turn signal was told at dealership it was the totally integrated power module was the reason.at first the signal would flash very fast then it quit all together. Guess this is a common problem with Dodge vehicles lots of post about it on the internet.

- Mesilla Park, NM, USA

problem #87

Feb 242014

Ram 2500

  • 132,410 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving 80 mph, all of the lights in the vehicle and the exterior lights turned off without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the totally integrated power module was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 132,410 and the current mileage was 132,417.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #86

Feb 072014

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Driving down the road and the headlights went out had to switch to high beams.there is nothing wrong with the bulbs it is the total integrated power module, lots of money to fix lights.

- Ewing, NJ, USA

problem #85

Nov 272013

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
Could no longer activate the high beams and windshield washer. After changing the multifunction switch was told the issue is in the tipm. Need to replace power module associated with fuse box.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #84

May 012013

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 45,000 miles
Exterior lights stopped working properly. No turn signal on driver side when headlights are on. Also when headlight switch is on backup lights come on, cab brake light comes on, and driver side signal blinks rapidly lighting faintly the. Turn signal bulb, and running light with no brake lights.but he front driver side turn signal works.

- Hamilton, GA, USA

problem #83

Aug 012007

Ram 2500

  • miles
These trucks have been sold with faulty electrical systems that Dodge has not been able to correct with out costing the owners thousands of dollars. The tpim module constantly needs to be reflashed and replaced to keep your trucks electrical system working. They have designed this system so that the consumer cannot repair or even inspect the system which I believe is a violation of federal law. All of these vehicles have issues with the module and Dodge has made millions of dollars because of their faulty part. This module affects lights, wipers, A/C, cranking system etc... this needs to be looked at carefully and Dodge should be held liable to repair this problem.

- Huntingtown, MD, USA

problem #82

Aug 152012

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 89,000 miles
The blinkers are erratic. The left blinker comes on when the right is applied and vise versa. The blinkers will switch sides in the middle of a turn and at times they will bounce back and forth between right and left turn. The windshield wipers will just turn themselves off at times and or speed up and slow down by themselves at times. Seems very dangerous and a recall should be considered. At the minimum a technical bulletin describing the problem should be issued. This seems to be a common problem with this model.

- Denham Springs, LA, USA

problem #81

Jun 032013

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 50,652 miles
Another issue with this truck tipm idling in driveway horn honks by itself lights high beams turn on and off by themselves blinkers work intermittently this truck has been a pain I have made a formal complaint about the ball joints they have been replaced 3 times in less than 51000 miles Dodge dealer replaced them twice while under warranty but replaced them on my own the last time also steering gearbox snapped in half replaced that while pullin 18 foot trailer got stopped but could not get out of the road we spend alot of money on our trucks while Dodge makes alot of money building junk I have been offered 35,000 for the truck but I wont sell it to anyone to have these problems.

- Deer Park, TX, USA

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