really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
52,200 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. complete transmission rebuild (1 reports)
  3. replaced auto trans torque converter and rebuilt the tranny (1 reports)
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 142013

Ram 3500 Mega Cab Inline Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles


Bought a 2006 dodge 3500 diesel new. Truck has 78,000 easy miles on it. Started running hot a few days ago so I flushed radiator. When draining radiator I noticed coolant on ground was PINK. I checked transmission stick. Fluid was also PINK. Went straight to Dodge dealer. I was told the Transmission coolant box had failed internally and mixed the two fluids. Service manager stated the only fix was a COMPLETE transmission overhaul, new water pump and complete flush of engine coolant system. Cost between $5 and $7 thousand!! Drive train warranty is 5 years/100,000 miles so two years over but well within mileage. Has anyone heard of this type of drive train failure? I don't see how this should happen with only 78,000 miles.

- obannion, Tomball, TX, US

problem #3

Nov 122008

Ram 3500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,710 miles

4 speed auto tranny torque converter crapped out at 80k sending a grenade of sh*t into transmission. Was eventually fixed under warranty by dealer after fighting with them. Amazing how its always the consumers fault.

- Carl N., Fox Creek, Alberta, Canada

problem #2

May 302007

(reported on)

Ram 3500 3500 CUMMINS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles

Heard a loud pop under the truck coming off a stop sign. 20 minutes later check engine light comes on, then transmission failed. The over drive planetary gear came apart destroying the tranny. Dodges fix was to rebuild the the tranny.

- John C., Warminster, PA, US

problem #1

Feb 252007

(reported on)

Ram 3500 Lariat

  • Manual transmission
  • 78,000 miles

The 6 speed manual transmission came out of this vehicle 2,000 miles away from my home. I made it to the dodge dealer. They informed me that my manual transmission needs to be replaced. I had to fly home and told them to fix it ASAP. It now has been 5 weeks and they still have not received my transmission from Daimler Chrysler. It has to be ordered from Germany. I cannot believe this. 5 weeks!!!

I can not believe you can't buy a transmission for an American made car in the US. This is my work vehicle and I had no income for 5 weeks now. THIS IS THE LAST DODGE I WILL EVER PURCHASE!!!

- Birgit K., Franklinville, NC, US

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