really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,168 miles

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problem #9

Mar 162017

Ram 1500

  • 26,480 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the ABS warning indicator intermittently illuminated. The contact also stated that the RPM gauge remained at zero. The vehicle was taken to autonation Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram katy (21777 katy fwy, katy, tx 77450, (281) 715-6920), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 26,480.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #8

Jul 132018

Ram 1500

  • 192,000 miles
The truck is driving very poorly when you accelerate and the front wheel is making a humming noise. It also shakes a lot when you accelerate pass 50. This happened on the highway. The ABS and brake light comes on all the time. I had the part replaced that the mechanic say it was with no change. NHTSA campaign id number : 07V038000

- Ocilla, GA, USA

problem #7

Feb 202018

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that there was a premature failure with the cruise control feature activating or not functioning properly. There was also unintended movement while the vehicle was in gear. The contact was unable to determine if there was an electrical failure that activated the cruise control, causing the vehicle to lunge and accelerate at a high rate of speed. Force was applied to the brake pedal when the failure happened. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who checked for dtc, but was unable to replicate and diagnose the failure. There was no repair recommendation from the independent mechanic. Additionally, a brake light switch was replaced by the independent mechanic. The dealer (whitten brothers of ashland, 11409 Washington hwy, ashland, va 23005, (804) 798-6071) was also unable to determine the cause of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V795000 (electrical system) and 06V038000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The manufacturer issued six tsbs for the electrical system and was notified of the failure. The failure mileage approximately 130,000.

- Hague, VA, USA

problem #6

Oct 052017

Ram 1500

  • 145,000 miles
While in motion, when you apply pressure to the brake pedal, the pedal will travel towards the gas pedal. This brake pedal bushing seems to be worn out and causes the brake pedal to slightly slide from left to right (like a pendulum on a clock). The gas and brake pedals are fairly close together and if your foot is off set on the brake pedal, your shoe will catch the gas pedal when pressing down on the brake pedal. This will cause the engine to speed up while you are trying to stop the vehicle. To replace this brake pedal bushing part seems to be not in production any more and therefore no replacement is available according to the service manager at the dealership. - waterford, mi, usa

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #5

May 202016

Ram 1500

  • 70,000 miles
I have had to replace brake rotors/pads 5 times in 70,000 miles. The rotors warp prematurely causing severe shaking and pulsation while braking, creating an unsafe control issue. It is particularly disturbing when slowing down from highway speed.

- Ladson, SC, USA

problem #4

Mar 212007

Ram 1500

  • 11,135 miles
Suspension/brakes: Front end wheel bearing vibration/rubbing noise. Replaced several sets of worn tires after spending $189 through Firestone for lifetime alignments/tire balance/rotations the constant rubbing vibration noise have not alleviated. Brake rotors warped & replaced because of the issue with the pitman arm & front wheel bearings. Chrysler recall campaigns F05, G02, N62, NHTSA campaign 13V528000, 10E040000, 10E013000, 07V038000, 06V038000. Front wheel bearings still noisy, front end vibration still present & alignments constantly necessary. Service bulletins 08-004, 41, & 1900805 related to suspension steering part of this issue. Electrical: Ignition key locking up & unable to turn the key to start the vehicle. Had to forcibly turn or "wiggle" the steering wheel, which is locked, in order to get the key to turn. Numerous occasions had to leave the vehicle & return in the future to attempt to turn the ignition key. Turn signal (service bulletin 08-002-12) flashes & intermittent wipers operate incorrectly. Sudden flashing back & forth of signals has almost caused car crashes on numerous occasions. Intermittent wipers stop suddenly at mid windshield point obstructing view. Both operated from the same left handle. Cruise control surges constantly when engaged. Numerous occasions surged suddenly on a hill or bridge almost causing loss of control. Tachometer shows anywhere from 0 to 250 RPM when stopped & has caused stalling of the engine. Operating the vehicle at speed (55mpm for instance), it only shows 1000rpm. During the period of ownership had to replace 3 batteries. This seems excessive for the age of the vehicle. Therefore, considering all the electrical related issues there must be a defect since all of these problems still exist. Service bulletin 5015 related to electrical systems are also parts of this issue.

- St Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #3

May 072015

Ram 1500

  • 142,000 miles
Approx. In 2012 I filed a complaint that the rear pinion gear had snapped on my truck. The dealership recommended installing a new / used rear end. I had the used rear end installed. On 5-7-2015 while on the highway the axle on the rear end abruptly broke. This occurred at approx. 60 mph. Almost causing a catastrophe. The wheel broke away as well as the brake caliper, thus loosing my brakes. As a result damage to the body also occurred. As I said I did file a previous complaint but was told that even though there is a recall on the rear ends on some of these models mine was not one. I paid the $2,500 or so to have that resolved. I feel this shouldn't have ever happened as this vehicle let alone twice. As of now my vehicle is awaiting a inspection from the dealership as well as insurance.

- Monroe, CT, USA

problem #2

Aug 032013

Ram 1500

  • 92,154 miles
Traveling 50 to 70 miles an hour and applying the brakes truck shakes from side to side (death wobble). Replaced brake pads, rotors, and spindles but problem persists.

- Kilgore, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 062013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 101,745 miles
I was driving on highway 64 E near williamsburg speed limit on the highway is 70 mph which is the speed limit at which truck turned off on its own. No hard idling, no check engine light came on just turned off on its own. Power steering was lost along with the brakes and could not control the truck. Had to let it go as it until I impacted in a ditch causing the tire to come off the wheel well, damage to the undercarriage and front driver side bumper. The truck is not safe to drive due to it shutting off and now steers to the left. After some research all Dodge Ram 2006-2011 have experienced this issue but Dodge has not done anything to rectify the problem. This is highly dangerous as it could of resulted in the loss of life if it wasn't because of the amount of soft mulch that braced my impact. I am in the military serving active duty and have come home deployment after deployment and to have it all end because of a faulty vehicle.

- West Point , VA, USA