really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 1
Average Mileage:
173,824 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 engine problems

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 032014

Ram 3500 6-cyl

  • 395,121 miles


I was sold the above vehicle by goodrich auto works, llc, [xxx] [xxx], 7255 worth road, bath NY 14810 607-776-7777 and he did not disclose on any paperwork that it was a reconstructed vehicle nor that he had tampered with the odometer. I paid 10,500 and am told its value is $1000 due to this. I contacted him 5 times via phone and three times via fax requesting he refund me and he just hangs up on me and tells me to "F-off". information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Mcmurray, PA, USA

problem #4

Aug 252013

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 140,000 miles
A young child was able to enter the vehicle and start the ignition without the clutch depressed. The vehicle then moved forward striking another child and resulted in a fatality. The clutch interlock safety switch had not been tampered with and was in its original condition but did not function properly. The vehicle started without the clutch depressed. The switch has been tested and found to be defective....updated 01/07/15

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 012009

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 73,000 miles
When purchased at the dealers driveway, idle dropped extremely low then surged, salesman said that was normal for diesels, drove from that dealership to home with same problems almost at every stop, took to dealership again, they changed fuel filter, no change, then changed fuel pump, no change, then said they think it might be injectors or fuel rails, I had enough asked for the keys they still made me pay $600 plus to remove the vehicle even though they couldn't find the problem, shortly after that I started getting alot of blow by from number 6 cylinder, the PCM stopped functioning normally so I had to replace that, shortly after that I had to replace the turbo charger. Recently I was driving it and it started smoking extremely bad and just quit, I opened the hood and there was oil everywhere, had to have it towed home where it still sits as of this day. I have heard so many bad things about this vehicle between the years of 2006 and 2007, I think it only fair the dealer should stand up for their product.

- Valdosta, GA, USA

problem #2

Dec 142012

Ram 3500

  • 183,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that while in the cabin, diesel exhaust could be smelled. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic where the failure could not be replicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 183,000.

- Riverton, UT, USA

problem #1

Sep 152012

Ram 3500

  • 78,000 miles
The water pump split at the seam in the case. When the engine was running, the pump would spray out a powerful stream of hot radiator water. The radiator water would be completely drained from the system within 30 minutes if running the engine, but the water would only escape slowly if the engine was not running.

- Barboursville, WV, USA

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