Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
POWER TRAIN
10/01/200825000
 I purchased my 2006 dodge 2500 4x4 brand new in 2006. my truck is in great condition except for two major concerns..my a/c went out in dec. 2010 it was replaced with another defective one which was imediately replaced again. dealer did not replace the flapper under dash. i took truck in nov. 2011 the windshield would get extremely foggy and a noise would come from under dash when i put a/c on high, dealer said it was the flap that would control where the air is directed. they wanted 800.00 to replace a 34.00 part. i told them that should have been fixed when they replaced a/c. dealer said it still would not be covered under warranty anyway. this is a serious issue when fog gets on windshield why does someone have to die before a part is recalled. i have to open my windows to defrost my windshield. the other issue is when truck is supposedly in park and you open the door the horn honks, dash lights turn on and off and twice it has jumped into reverse on it's own. the first time i was at the post office putting mail outside i was a bit to far from box so i put it in park, opened door jumped off and truck jumped into reverse luckily i'm a small person and was able to jump in and step brake. this has happened about three times. the park does not engage properly because at heb i put it in park turn off truck went in store came back to turn on truck. it wouldn't start and it was in park. i had to put it in neutrel to start it. another customer came to see what was wrong i tried to put it in park again and it wouldn't go after about to more attempts it went into park i took it to dealer and they could not duplicate problem so nothing was done. i have reported it here so if something happens at least it was reported, if dodge doesn't do anything they will if more people see that others are having the same problem.
10/01/200825000
 I purchased my 2006 dodge 2500 4x4 brand new in 2006. my truck is in great condition except for two major concerns..my a/c went out in dec. 2010 it was replaced with another defective one which was imediately replaced again. dealer did not replace the flapper under dash. i took truck in nov. 2011 the windshield would get extremely foggy and a noise would come from under dash when i put a/c on high, dealer said it was the flap that would control where the air is directed. they wanted 800.00 to replace a 34.00 part. i told them that should have been fixed when they replaced a/c. dealer said it still would not be covered under warranty anyway. this is a serious issue when fog gets on windshield why does someone have to die before a part is recalled. i have to open my windows to defrost my windshield. the other issue is when truck is supposedly in park and you open the door the horn honks, dash lights turn on and off and twice it has jumped into reverse on it's own. the first time i was at the post office putting mail outside i was a bit to far from box so i put it in park, opened door jumped off and truck jumped into reverse luckily i'm a small person and was able to jump in and step brake. this has happened about three times. the park does not engage properly because at heb i put it in park turn off truck went in store came back to turn on truck. it wouldn't start and it was in park. i had to put it in neutrel to start it. another customer came to see what was wrong i tried to put it in park again and it wouldn't go after about to more attempts it went into park i took it to dealer and they could not duplicate problem so nothing was done. i have reported it here so if something happens at least it was reported, if dodge doesn't do anything they will if more people see that others are having the same problem.
10/01/200825000
 I purchased my 2006 dodge 2500 4x4 brand new in 2006. my truck is in great condition except for two major concerns..my a/c went out in dec. 2010 it was replaced with another defective one which was imediately replaced again. dealer did not replace the flapper under dash. i took truck in nov. 2011 the windshield would get extremely foggy and a noise would come from under dash when i put a/c on high, dealer said it was the flap that would control where the air is directed. they wanted 800.00 to replace a 34.00 part. i told them that should have been fixed when they replaced a/c. dealer said it still would not be covered under warranty anyway. this is a serious issue when fog gets on windshield why does someone have to die before a part is recalled. i have to open my windows to defrost my windshield. the other issue is when truck is supposedly in park and you open the door the horn honks, dash lights turn on and off and twice it has jumped into reverse on it's own. the first time i was at the post office putting mail outside i was a bit to far from box so i put it in park, opened door jumped off and truck jumped into reverse luckily i'm a small person and was able to jump in and step brake. this has happened about three times. the park does not engage properly because at heb i put it in park turn off truck went in store came back to turn on truck. it wouldn't start and it was in park. i had to put it in neutrel to start it. another customer came to see what was wrong i tried to put it in park again and it wouldn't go after about to more attempts it went into park i took it to dealer and they could not duplicate problem so nothing was done. i have reported it here so if something happens at least it was reported, if dodge doesn't do anything they will if more people see that others are having the same problem.
10/01/200825000
 I purchased my 2006 dodge 2500 4x4 brand new in 2006. my truck is in great condition except for two major concerns..my a/c went out in dec. 2010 it was replaced with another defective one which was imediately replaced again. dealer did not replace the flapper under dash. i took truck in nov. 2011 the windshield would get extremely foggy and a noise would come from under dash when i put a/c on high, dealer said it was the flap that would control where the air is directed. they wanted 800.00 to replace a 34.00 part. i told them that should have been fixed when they replaced a/c. dealer said it still would not be covered under warranty anyway. this is a serious issue when fog gets on windshield why does someone have to die before a part is recalled. i have to open my windows to defrost my windshield. the other issue is when truck is supposedly in park and you open the door the horn honks, dash lights turn on and off and twice it has jumped into reverse on it's own. the first time i was at the post office putting mail outside i was a bit to far from box so i put it in park, opened door jumped off and truck jumped into reverse luckily i'm a small person and was able to jump in and step brake. this has happened about three times. the park does not engage properly because at heb i put it in park turn off truck went in store came back to turn on truck. it wouldn't start and it was in park. i had to put it in neutrel to start it. another customer came to see what was wrong i tried to put it in park again and it wouldn't go after about to more attempts it went into park i took it to dealer and they could not duplicate problem so nothing was done. i have reported it here so if something happens at least it was reported, if dodge doesn't do anything they will if more people see that others are having the same problem.
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
04/01/20071
 2006 dodge ram 2500 pickup has a so called safety feature where is the transmission is not fully engaged in park when the door is open the horn starts honking non-stop until either the door is closed of the transmission is fully engaged in park. this fix is completely unacceptable to people who pull trailers and need to open the door while in reverse to see where they are going. to me dodge has only masked the problem by not fixing the transmission shift mechanism. i would think there should be a recall to install a proper transmission shift mechanism and remove the horn honk feature. the vehicle could still roll backwards just with the horn blowing! need to fix the mechanical aspect if you ask me. *jb
11/03/2006409/28/2006
 2006 dodge ram truck with a long list of problems**cc the consumer experienced numerous problems with the vehicle such as ignition switch malfunctions, the ignition would not lock, shift lever, exhaust smokes excessively, the engine shutters and shutdown, transmission shifting improperly primarily in 2nd and 3rd gear, there were times when the consumer could not get the vehicle out of park. the head lights and tail lights come on and go off, the electric locks malfunctioned, various problems with the cab lights, the instrument cluster failed. *jb
11/01/200690001
 I stopped by the house to pick up an umbrella and a few other personal items before going to meet my returning husband from iraq. i pulled into the driveway up to the garage and left our 2005 dodge pickup running in park. i ran inside through the garage door and was inside approximately 4-5 minutes. the vehicle jumped from park, skipped reverse and neutral and went into drive all by itself. it ran in to our kitchen wall and did a large amount of damage. both the home and the vehicle were damaged. *jb
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - LEVER AND LINKAGE - COLUMN SHIFT
09/21/20063002009/11/2006
 Dash-mounted gear-shift indicator shows false information. for example, the dashboard lights often indicate reverse when the vehicle is actually in park and indicates drive when the vehicle is in neutral. there have been other false readings, although these occur with the most frequency. while towing our travel trailer, my wife placed the vehicle in drive, attempted to accelerate and the vehicle and travel trailer instead rolled backwards because the truck was actually in neutral although the dashboard indicated drive. subsequent jostling of the shifter caused the vehicle to engage drive. i will forward an example video to the odi office. please note subject vehicle is a dodge ram 2500 4x4 regular 4 door quad cab, not a mega cab. the report system does not list this configuration as an option, so it was submitted as a 4x4 mega cab. *nm