hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,606 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 engine problems

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 012012

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 125,000 miles


While at a complete stop, with foot on the brake, there was tremendous amount of power being transferred through the transmission to make the truck surge forward. I had to put both feet on the brake pedal and pull on the steering wheel to stop the vehicle. At one point, sitting at a four way intersection I released the brake pedal and I immediately slid sideways uncontrollably across the intersection. Thankfully there were no other vehicles at the intersection otherwise there would have been a guaranteed collision. Every stoplight or stop sign was like a hole shot with a transbrake.

- Tustin, MI, USA

problem #3

May 292014

Ram 3500

  • 128,800 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated while driving approximately 65 mph, the cruise control activated independently with an unexpected increase of acceleration up to 106 mph. The vehicle failed to slow down even though the brake pedal was depressed repeatedly. The engine was turned off in order to stop. The failure recurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis and they were unable to locate the problem. The technician disabled the cruise control and the failure persisted. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 128,800.

- Gibsonton, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 162011

Ram 3500

  • 36,470 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal would become stuck when depressed. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 36,470 and the current mileage was 36,545.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 212006

Ram 3500 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,154 miles
: the contact stated during initial acceleration on a hill, the vehicle hesitated. The dealership determined this is how the vehicle was manufactured.

- Lineville, AL, USA

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