definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,090 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 engine problems

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 012011

Ram 3500 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 #2

May 012007

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that the vehicle vibrates when driving and he hears a noise coming from the engine compartment. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they informed him that the flywheel wheel failed. He discovered that other vehicles were experiencing the same failures and he feels that they are caused by a manufacturer defect. The failure mileage was 85,000. Updated 02-04-08.

- Salemn , OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 082006

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,269 miles
Truck began having troubles running, giving off black smoke intermittently, and sometimes an engine shutter would be present. The vehicle was a Dodge Ram 3500 1 ton dually, 5.9 deisel with automatic transmission. According to the Dodge dealer, the computer recognized the truck key as an invalid key. We had the truck for a few months with no problem. The computer had rewritten a new key code. The Dodge dealer said that he had experienced 4 vechicles with the same problem within the last two weeks. All had the original key code rewritten with a new code(the same in all four vechicles). All were 2006 models although he didn't say what model. 2 of the four shutdown completely and the other two including my vechicle ran intermittently good/bad. Although the dealer fix of reprogramming the correct key code has our vechicle working again, I am concerned about a factory installed virus that rewrites the key code. If it were a random occurance, how could all 4 vechicles get the same key code written. I am also concerned about timing of pulling a tailer of horses down the road and getting disabled in the middle of nowhere. If the motor is disabled while running, what happens to the power steering/brakes. I am highly concerned.

- Waco, TX, USA

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