hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,250 miles

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 fuel system problems

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 222012

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 72,000 miles


2006 Ram 3500 with 5.9 cummins. Nearly the same as all the other reports here. 9pm, major highway, entire family in cars, kids asleep, start smelling raw diesel fumes. Big cloud of mist behind truck, about mile further "check engine" light came on. Nearly made it home, but died suddenly and only place to go was median in 4 lane highway. Huge cloud of steam out of engine compartment smelling like diesel. Several gallons of diesel pumped all over hot engine, exhaust, entire underside of truck, body of truck, highway, major mess. Vehicle just out of warranty. Towed it home after a harrowing ordeal getting a wrecker there and trying to not get hit by cars. Non-dealer mechanic diagnosed what appears to be a very common problem--cracked injector line-- despite only seeing a few complaints here (google "cracked #4 injector line). He agrees, atomized diesel touching a hot turbo could ignite, and we would have had a vehicle fire and become a flaming bomb with the entire family in the car. Dodge and cummins should be ashamed. They have ignored this, and it will take a death or serious injury before they get sued and fix things. Consumers who bailed out Dodge are left hanging with expensive repairs, and their families stranded in the middle of nowhere. Nauseating.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #1

Jul 052012

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 48,500 miles
Runaway acceleration first time on onramp, hit cruise resume, once the speed hit setpoint - throttle went wide open. Second time 7/5/2012 - not on cruise, doing about 65-70 on highway, passing - then throttle went wide open to 90 in next 3-4 seconds. To stop it - shifted to neutral, engine revved to 3500, pulled over and shut down the engine, waited a minute, restarted, then vehicle immediately returned to redline. Shut down, 5 minutes, on restart, got normal idle ~700rpm. Took to Dodge dealer hw hunter in lancaster California on July 9. they kept the vehicle all of the 9th, 10th and half of the 11th. Their ran diagnostics for 2 1/2 days to duplicate. They said they could do nothing else (ran all possible tests). Drove to Alaska from California without incident. Now happened again. 7/24/12 in Alaska to stop, [xxx] left car in gear and turned off the engine) and slowed with the brakes (eilson afb) after 1 minute off - restart and redlined. After 5 minutes off, restarted and got normal operation. This is ridiculously dangerous, and there are numerous posts on forums with others experiencing the same problem www.dieseltruckresource.com/dev/2006-2500-diesel-speed-runaway-T288211.html www.cumminsforum.com/forum/3rd-gen-non-powertrain/403179-2006-5-9-wants-run-away-throttle.html. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Leona Valley, CA, USA

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