Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
STEERING
06/02/2012969071
 Vehicle was parked. as i started to back out of a parking spot, i began to turn the steering wheel counterclockwise. the sector shaft on the steering box sheared in half and the pitman arm and drag link fell to the ground. lost complete steering control. let it be noted that this truck is not driven off-road in 4x4 environments. truck has a 4 inch lift and 35 inch tires. wheels are of a factory size. chrysler was asked for assistance in this repair, because of the type of failure and the fact that the vehicle was not within the factory warranty period. the claim was considered but denied because of the oversize tires. no consideration was given. pictures are available. *tr
06/02/2012969071
 Vehicle was parked. as i started to back out of a parking spot, i began to turn the steering wheel counterclockwise. the sector shaft on the steering box sheared in half and the pitman arm and drag link fell to the ground. lost complete steering control. let it be noted that this truck is not driven off-road in 4x4 environments. truck has a 4 inch lift and 35 inch tires. wheels are of a factory size. chrysler was asked for assistance in this repair, because of the type of failure and the fact that the vehicle was not within the factory warranty period. the claim was considered but denied because of the oversize tires. no consideration was given. pictures are available. *tr
06/02/2012969071
 Vehicle was parked. as i started to back out of a parking spot, i began to turn the steering wheel counterclockwise. the sector shaft on the steering box sheared in half and the pitman arm and drag link fell to the ground. lost complete steering control. let it be noted that this truck is not driven off-road in 4x4 environments. truck has a 4 inch lift and 35 inch tires. wheels are of a factory size. chrysler was asked for assistance in this repair, because of the type of failure and the fact that the vehicle was not within the factory warranty period. the claim was considered but denied because of the oversize tires. no consideration was given. pictures are available. *tr
06/02/201296907
 Vehicle was parked. as i started to back out of a parking spot, i began to turn the steering wheel counterclockwise. the sector shaft on the steering box sheared in half and the pitman arm and drag link fell to the ground. lost complete steering control. let it be noted that this truck is not driven off-road in 4x4 environments. truck has a 4 inch lift and 35 inch tires. wheels are of a factory size. chrysler was asked for assistance in this repair, because of the type of failure and the fact that the vehicle was not within the factory warranty period. the claim was considered but denied because of the oversize tires. no consideration was given. pictures are available.
07/01/200935000
 My 2006 dodge ram 2500 4x4 megacab is experiencing a very violent shaking in front suspension . had a recall and dealer said it did not apply to my vehicle . have tried alignments , new tires, new steering stabilizer dampers , even a frame brace that goes from one frame rail to the other to help stiffen front end . every time you hit a bump it loses control and you have to come to a complete stop so it can stop shaking so violently . if you search the internet you will find hundreds more if not thousands are having the same problem as well . there are even forums on this issue .i know that there is an ongoing investigation on this issue but it covers 2008's and above . older models are experiencing this issue as well . the public is in danger over this issue . dodge should be made liable and held accountable . they need to fix this issue before innocent people get hurt.
07/01/200935000
 My 2006 dodge ram 2500 4x4 megacab is experiencing a very violent shaking in front suspension . had a recall and dealer said it did not apply to my vehicle . have tried alignments , new tires, new steering stabilizer dampers , even a frame brace that goes from one frame rail to the other to help stiffen front end . every time you hit a bump it loses control and you have to come to a complete stop so it can stop shaking so violently . if you search the internet you will find hundreds more if not thousands are having the same problem as well . there are even forums on this issue .i know that there is an ongoing investigation on this issue but it covers 2008's and above . older models are experiencing this issue as well . the public is in danger over this issue . dodge should be made liable and held accountable . they need to fix this issue before innocent people get hurt.
07/01/200935000
 My 2006 dodge ram 2500 4x4 megacab is experiencing a very violent shaking in front suspension . had a recall and dealer said it did not apply to my vehicle . have tried alignments , new tires, new steering stabilizer dampers , even a frame brace that goes from one frame rail to the other to help stiffen front end . every time you hit a bump it loses control and you have to come to a complete stop so it can stop shaking so violently . if you search the internet you will find hundreds more if not thousands are having the same problem as well . there are even forums on this issue .i know that there is an ongoing investigation on this issue but it covers 2008's and above . older models are experiencing this issue as well . the public is in danger over this issue . dodge should be made liable and held accountable . they need to fix this issue before innocent people get hurt.
07/01/200935000
 My 2006 dodge ram 2500 4x4 megacab is experiencing a very violent shaking in front suspension . had a recall and dealer said it did not apply to my vehicle . have tried alignments , new tires, new steering stabilizer dampers , even a frame brace that goes from one frame rail to the other to help stiffen front end . every time you hit a bump it loses control and you have to come to a complete stop so it can stop shaking so violently . if you search the internet you will find hundreds more if not thousands are having the same problem as well . there are even forums on this issue .i know that there is an ongoing investigation on this issue but it covers 2008's and above . older models are experiencing this issue as well . the public is in danger over this issue . dodge should be made liable and held accountable . they need to fix this issue before innocent people get hurt.
07/01/200935000
 My 2006 dodge ram 2500 4x4 megacab is experiencing a very violent shaking in front suspension . had a recall and dealer said it did not apply to my vehicle . have tried alignments , new tires, new steering stabilizer dampers , even a frame brace that goes from one frame rail to the other to help stiffen front end . every time you hit a bump it loses control and you have to come to a complete stop so it can stop shaking so violently . if you search the internet you will find hundreds more if not thousands are having the same problem as well . there are even forums on this issue .i know that there is an ongoing investigation on this issue but it covers 2008's and above . older models are experiencing this issue as well . the public is in danger over this issue . dodge should be made liable and held accountable . they need to fix this issue before innocent people get hurt.
02/01/201070000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 dodge ram 2500 mega cab. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would become difficult to steer and he would lose control of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer on three occasions, where they replaced the pitman arms twice and the steering box. the manufacturer was aware of the failure. the current mileage was 106,794. the approximate failure mileage was 70,000. bw
02/01/201070000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 dodge ram 2500 mega cab. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would become difficult to steer and he would lose control of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer on three occasions, where they replaced the pitman arms twice and the steering box. the manufacturer was aware of the failure. the current mileage was 106,794. the approximate failure mileage was 70,000. bw
02/01/201070000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 dodge ram 2500 mega cab. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would become difficult to steer and he would lose control of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer on three occasions, where they replaced the pitman arms twice and the steering box. the manufacturer was aware of the failure. the current mileage was 106,794. the approximate failure mileage was 70,000. bw
02/01/201070000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 dodge ram 2500 mega cab. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would become difficult to steer and he would lose control of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer on three occasions, where they replaced the pitman arms twice and the steering box. the manufacturer was aware of the failure. the current mileage was 106,794. the approximate failure mileage was 70,000. bw
06/01/201155000
 I have an 06 dodge ram 2500 megacab 4x4 with 55k miles. the night prior to the incident i parked my truck after my commute home on the interstate. the next morning i was departing my residence to pick up commuters and drive to work on the interstate when my d/s tie rod broke as i turned out of the driveway. my rim and brake splash guard wre damaged from the tie rod striking it. dodge stated there was a tsb correcting steering issues with the vehicle and i could not purchase just the tie rod and i had to purchase the entire steering assembly for over $700 not including labor. it was also recomended the ball joints to be replaced for over $3000. the work has not been completed yet. i will most likely find quality aftermarket parts and do the work myself.
06/01/201155000
 I have an 06 dodge ram 2500 megacab 4x4 with 55k miles. the night prior to the incident i parked my truck after my commute home on the interstate. the next morning i was departing my residence to pick up commuters and drive to work on the interstate when my d/s tie rod broke as i turned out of the driveway. my rim and brake splash guard wre damaged from the tie rod striking it. dodge stated there was a tsb correcting steering issues with the vehicle and i could not purchase just the tie rod and i had to purchase the entire steering assembly for over $700 not including labor. it was also recomended the ball joints to be replaced for over $3000. the work has not been completed yet. i will most likely find quality aftermarket parts and do the work myself.
06/01/201155000
 I have an 06 dodge ram 2500 megacab 4x4 with 55k miles. the night prior to the incident i parked my truck after my commute home on the interstate. the next morning i was departing my residence to pick up commuters and drive to work on the interstate when my d/s tie rod broke as i turned out of the driveway. my rim and brake splash guard wre damaged from the tie rod striking it. dodge stated there was a tsb correcting steering issues with the vehicle and i could not purchase just the tie rod and i had to purchase the entire steering assembly for over $700 not including labor. it was also recomended the ball joints to be replaced for over $3000. the work has not been completed yet. i will most likely find quality aftermarket parts and do the work myself.
06/01/201155000
 I have an 06 dodge ram 2500 megacab 4x4 with 55k miles. the night prior to the incident i parked my truck after my commute home on the interstate. the next morning i was departing my residence to pick up commuters and drive to work on the interstate when my d/s tie rod broke as i turned out of the driveway. my rim and brake splash guard wre damaged from the tie rod striking it. dodge stated there was a tsb correcting steering issues with the vehicle and i could not purchase just the tie rod and i had to purchase the entire steering assembly for over $700 not including labor. it was also recomended the ball joints to be replaced for over $3000. the work has not been completed yet. i will most likely find quality aftermarket parts and do the work myself.
06/01/201155000
 I have an 06 dodge ram 2500 megacab 4x4 with 55k miles. the night prior to the incident i parked my truck after my commute home on the interstate. the next morning i was departing my residence to pick up commuters and drive to work on the interstate when my d/s tie rod broke as i turned out of the driveway. my rim and brake splash guard wre damaged from the tie rod striking it. dodge stated there was a tsb correcting steering issues with the vehicle and i could not purchase just the tie rod and i had to purchase the entire steering assembly for over $700 not including labor. it was also recomended the ball joints to be replaced for over $3000. the work has not been completed yet. i will most likely find quality aftermarket parts and do the work myself.
01/01/201197000
 2006 dodge ram 2500 4 x 4 mega cab death wobble. i
01/11/201197000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 dodge ram 2500 megacab 4x4. the contact stated that when driving 40 mph and above over a road bump, the steering wheel and instrument panel would shake violently. the vehicle would have to come to a complete stop before the shaking would subside. the vehicle was taken to the dealer but not repaired. the vehicle was repaired by the contact with a redesign upgraded 2009 part. the contact repaired the tie rod assembly, steering damper and a pitman arm. there were no 2006 parts available to repair the vehicle. the manufacturer was contacted who refused to provide any assistance to the contact. the failure mileage was 97,000 the current mileage was 104,000.
01/01/201197000
 2006 dodge ram 2500 4 x 4 mega cab death wobble. i
01/11/201197000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 dodge ram 2500 megacab 4x4. the contact stated that when driving 40 mph and above over a road bump, the steering wheel and instrument panel would shake violently. the vehicle would have to come to a complete stop before the shaking would subside. the vehicle was taken to the dealer but not repaired. the vehicle was repaired by the contact with a redesign upgraded 2009 part. the contact repaired the tie rod assembly, steering damper and a pitman arm. there were no 2006 parts available to repair the vehicle. the manufacturer was contacted who refused to provide any assistance to the contact. the failure mileage was 97,000 the current mileage was 104,000.
01/11/201197000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 dodge ram 2500 megacab 4x4. the contact stated that when driving 40 mph and above over a road bump, the steering wheel and instrument panel would shake violently. the vehicle would have to come to a complete stop before the shaking would subside. the vehicle was taken to the dealer but not repaired. the vehicle was repaired by the contact with a redesign upgraded 2009 part. the contact repaired the tie rod assembly, steering damper and a pitman arm. there were no 2006 parts available to repair the vehicle. the manufacturer was contacted who refused to provide any assistance to the contact. the failure mileage was 97,000 the current mileage was 104,000.
01/01/201197000
 2006 dodge ram 2500 4 x 4 mega cab death wobble. i
01/11/201197000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 dodge ram 2500 megacab 4x4. the contact stated while driving over 40 mph and you hit a bump in the road the steering wheel and instrument panel start to shake violently. the vehicle has to come to a complete stop before the shaking will subside. the vehicle was taken to the dealer but the repair was not done by the dealer because there were no recalls or warranty for the failure. the vehicle was repaired by the contact with a redesign upgraded 2009 parts which cost $700. the contact repaired the tie rod assembly, steering damper and a pitman arm. there were no 2006 parts to repair the vehicle. the manufacturer was contacted who refused to repair the vehicle due to no recalls and warranty. the failure mileage was 97,000 the current mileage was 104,000...mw
05/30/2010
 2006 dodge ram tie rod, broke knocking going bad have to replace dodge will not pay for it allthough they offer a up grade and have recognized there is a problem. hope it does not turn into a toyota type deal and many othr i havetalked or blogged are having same problem
10/16/2009739001
 Front end of vehicle started a violent shaking after hitting a transition between asphalt and concrete surfaces at approximately 60 mph. this shaking did not resolve until vehicle was brought to a complete stop. after bringing the truck to the dodge dealer, was told that this is a known problem with the dodge heavy duty trucks, and that the steering components had been redesigned. dealer offered to replace the parts with the new design at my cost - approximately $640. dealer disposed of old parts. *tr
01/27/2009410001
 2006 dodge ram megacab 4x4 last was driving around corner lost steering control. collision into 5 parked vehicles totaling all vehicles hit approx 48 mph at night clear roadways no ice or water police report shows that steering went out on vehicle because steering wheel turned but wheels did not.. steering was lost meaning no steering control whatsoever. had to have whole front end put on truck. steering appears okay. *tr
05/15/2008410001
 Power steering pump and steering gear failed at 41,000 miles. warranty will not cover the items. truck cannot be driven because it is unsafe to move unless repaired. *tr
STEERING - LINKAGES - TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
10/02/2011148000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 dodge ram 2500 mega cab 4x4. while driving 50 mph, the vehicle began to shake excessively and the tires began to squeak. the vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed with a fractured tie rod. the dealer performed the repairs. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the current and failure mileages were 148,000.
10/02/2011148000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 dodge ram 2500 mega cab 4x4. while driving 50 mph, the vehicle began to shake excessively and the tires began to squeak. the vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed with a fractured tie rod. the dealer performed the repairs. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the current and failure mileages were 148,000.
10/02/2011148000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 dodge ram 2500 mega cab 4x4. while driving 50 mph, the vehicle began to shake excessively and the tires began to squeak. the vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed with a fractured tie rod. the dealer performed the repairs. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the current and failure mileages were 148,000.