really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,510 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon electrical problems

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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #99

Jan 012007

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 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 #98

Feb 122014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 4WD 6-cyl

  • 198,520 miles
Recurrent electrical issues, that do not involve blown fuses or bulbs. Engine diagnostic codes have indicated tipm problems and I have had to "erase codes" to restore functionality. Then 2-3 months later recurrent problems, abnormal codes and erasure restores function. Code description indicates that the tipm will only allow 6 or 8 resets ( do not recall exact number) before tipm will 'lock up' and need to be replaced. Description of episodes: > recurrent malfunction of instrument lights. Suddenly all dash lights and tail lights shut off, yet brake lights, headlights and hazard lights remain on. However, fog lights cannot be turned off, even after headlights off. The dash lights then flashed 4 times, remained out 2-3 mins then flashed 4 times. In addition to the lighting problems, the vehicle began misfiring and eventually stalled. Would not restart. Acted like no spark available to cylinders. 5 mins later, truck started however dash lights still out and then intermittently flashing. I drove home using hazard lights as I had no tail lights. Similar episode as above has happened 3 times. > other episodes of tail light malfunction along with intermittent lack of power to radio. Function restored after stopping and restarting car > sudden misfiring and eventual stall. Restarted after several attempts, ran rough but got to dealer. No problem found. Ran fine for them. No injector issue.

- Sterling, CO, USA

problem #97

Jan 132015

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 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 #96

Jun 022014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 4WD 6-cyl

  • 199,000 miles


Airbag warning light flashes intermittently while vehicle is in motion. Occurs approximately 1X/week. Has been accompanied by erratic turn signals and dash lights.

- Sanbornville, NH, USA

problem #95

Nov 172014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 90,000 miles
2006 Dodge Ram power wagon, first the truck started when it want to, we would hold the key several times and it would start, then after about a week the truck would not turn on at all: Replaced battery replaced started replaced alternator check the electronics in the steering column a friend came and check it on his computer and it said over voltage he reset the computer and it started. Now I can not keep the battery charged, I have unlocked any extra lights I had added my remote start. I read last week that there is a fiber optic line that would disconnect if there was an extreme shaking, I got new tires and they were bad so the truck shook ever bad. What are your thoughts?

- Fredericksburg , VA, USA

problem #94

May 302014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 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 #93

May 062014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 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 #92

Apr 222009

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the instrument panel and gauges failed. In addition, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and an independent mechanic. Both the dealer and an independent mechanic stated that the power distribution center needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred on two separate occasions. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 65,000 and the current mileage was 217,000. The VIN was not available.

- Ottawa, IL, USA

problem #91

May 272014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 6-cyl

  • 113,000 miles
Failure of clutch/starter interlock switch, vehicle will start with clutch out.

- Winfield, TN, USA

problem #90

Mar 072014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 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 #89

Feb 082014

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 6-cyl Diesel

  • 64,000 miles


Going down the highway at 60 mph in a downpour. Had windshield wipers on low, turned them up to high and they slowed down until the completely quit. Luckily got off of highway to safe location to get towed to my shop. After diagnosing problem, found out it is the tipm(totally integrated power module).

- Willits, CA, USA

problem #88

Nov 272013

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 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 #87

Dec 022013

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 6-cyl Diesel

  • 127,456 miles
Directing air to defrost windshield does not work = safety hazard. Air only blows from front vents and will not change to any other position: Defrost or floor, no matter the setting selected on the climate control (air flow) knob.

- Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #86

May 012013

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 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 #85

Jul 012008

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • miles
Random electrical problems.

- Camden, NC, USA

problem #84

Aug 012007

Ram 2500 Power Wagon

  • 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 #83

Aug 152012

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 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 #82

Jun 032013

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 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

problem #81

Apr 012013

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 6-cyl Diesel

  • 102,000 miles
When ever I use my blinkers going right or left they don't always turn on in the direction I've asked them to. They will go from right to left quickly and back and forth. Example I am making a left turn and turn my left turn signal on. It blinks left and right switching back and forth. This isn't just happening with the lights inside on my dash, it actually turns the blinkers on outside in my lights as well. No one can tell which direction I am actually turning.

- Twentynine Palms, CA, USA

problem #80

Mar 012012

Ram 2500 Power Wagon 6-cyl Diesel

  • 70,000 miles
While driving, the headlights will go off by themselves.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

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