really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,600 miles

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problem #5

Jul 142016

Ram 1500

  • 324,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the area on the dashboard where the air bag deployed was warped. The dealer diagnosed that the warped area was due to the humidity. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The failure mileage was 324,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

Jul 042011

Ram 1500

  • 70,000 miles
No air from ac vents - defective design of recirculating door.

- Bishopville, MD, USA

problem #3

Oct 302009

Ram 1500

  • 44,000 miles
While driving my 2006 Dodge 1500 megacab truck at 70 mph, the truck started shaking violently and out of control. I held it as straight as I could and applied the brakes. The shaking finally stopped at about 20 mph. This was especially dangerous, because it was in the fast lane of traffic during rush hour. I later read some forums on the internet that labeled this problem the "death wobble." It appears, from the many experiences described on the forums, that this is a common problem with Dodge.

- Lakeside, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 022008

Ram 1500

  • miles
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup: Driver side handle grip let loose, as in just broke free and sent me for a bad fall. I hit my head on paved driveway, and injured my left arm. Don't know where to go from here"?"

- Canadensis, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. On June 1, 2007, the contact noticed that the paint was peeling underneath the grill of his vehicle. He filed a complaint with daimler Chrysler, but has been unable to get in touch with them since that time. The VIN and engine size were unknown. The current mileage is 33,505 and failure mileage was 30,000.

- Wiggins, MS, USA