2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Dodge Ram 1500

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500
$
301
to $
548
2006 Dodge Ram 1500
$
200
to $
1,982
2006 Dodge Ram 1500
$
269
to $
1,118
2006 Dodge Ram 1500
$
210
to $
1,303
2006 Dodge Ram 1500
$
92
to $
312

2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Problems

Water Leak Due to Faulty Rear Window Seal

On some models a void in the rear window seal may cause a water leak. Water may be present on or under the carpet. The seal will need to be replaced if that is the source.

Locked up WCM May Cause Engine Cranking Problems

If the engine does not crank (or cranks but won't start), the wireless control module (WCM) may have locked up. This is due to static discharge through the ignition key. A revised model should be installed, but simply disconnecting the negative terminal of the battery for thirty seconds will temporarily reset the module so you can start the car.

Ticking Type Noise From Exhaust Manifold Area

On the 3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8 the Exhaust manifold bolts commonly break, exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced and replace bolts as needed.

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Front Air Bag Defect

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

Upon deployment the driver's front airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the driver's front airbag inflator to correct this concern. Note: this recall supersedes, in part, recall #14V-354. 

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews

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based on 5 customer reviews
I bought my 06 ram 1500 new in late 2006. It's the quad cab 4X4 with the 5.7 hemi. The engine went out at approximately 75k miles and it cost me 4k plus to replace it with a used one. After putting less than 5k more on the truck after the engine replacement the transmission failed on it. Go figure! Now i'm looking at another 2 grand for this repair. It sucks cause I have never driven it roug...
I bought my Ram new in 2006 . I have owned ford ,chevy and have driven about every brand of truck in a work situations . I must say the 2006 dodge ram is the Best Truck I have ever driven or owned . Get the 5.7. Hemi .Its a heck of a Great motor . I will BUY another ram in the future Maybe A POWER WAGON WITH THE HEMI .
We have a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Bighorn edition 4 doors with 5.7 hemi. We love our truck. It has been our first dodge purchase. We have been a Ford and Chevy owners before this and we still have our Ford Expedition. We have been using our Dodge truck on any of our long travel and it has been getting better gas mileage than the Ford. I am happy with the mileage, it gets about 20 mpg on the fr...

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