really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,417 miles

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problem #6

Feb 012016

Ram 1500

  • 144,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 55 mph, the rear axle bearing on the passenger side malfunctioned. The rear passenger side wheel became stuck. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 144,000.

- Hobbs, NM, USA

problem #5

Mar 032014

Ram 1500

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at an unknown speed, the rear of the vehicle vibrated and the rear driveshaft suddenly detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who determined that a rear axle pinion nut became loose. The vehicle was repaired, but continued to experience various issues related to the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Granite Bay, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 122015

Ram 1500

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 15 mph, a loud noise emitted from the rear of the vehicle and the rear axle locked. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The contact inspected the vehicle and found that the rear axle pinion nut separated and damaged the rear axle housing and the drive shaft. As a result, the rear axle the pinion nut, the drive shaft, the charcoal box, and the rear bumper needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (suspension). The failure mileage was 160,000.

- Vidalia, LA, USA

problem #3

Nov 242006

Ram 1500

  • 34,000 miles
My rear axle when out. I leased a 2006 Dodge Ram I took it to the dealer ship and complaint about a clicking noise in the rear of the car. They told me it was the front axles. The problem continue when I would try to turn a corner the back end would not turn. Now one of my rear tires is worn out and they said that their a problem with the axles but there is no way I could have cause this problem. Several chat site have had discussion on this same problem.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 022007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge 1500. While driving 55 mph the vehicle hit a separation in the road and the passenger rear tire went into the next lane causing the contact to temporarily lose control of the vehicle. The contact regained control of the vehicle and proceeded to drive. The dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 23,500, and the current mileage was 25,000. The consumer stated the rear suspension locked up for the 4th time. The consumer and passenger were injured. Updated 03/30/07.

- Rugers, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 012006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Massive vibration at speeds of 80 km-100 km in the rear of the truck, left side of box shakes over all bumps. Replaced 3 tires, vibration still there.

- Corbeil, 00, USA