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There are cheap recalls and there are expensive recalls. Luckily for the Chrysler Group the current recall of 86,333 '06 Dodge Rams built between Nov. 7, 2005, and April 27, 2006 amounts to little more than adding grease to wheel bearings. Unfortunately for 2006 Ram owners if this issue is left unchecked it can lead to road noise and vibration and can eventually result in a loss of control and a crash. The folks over at Chrysler did a nice job of catching the issue early and publishing the recall without dragging their feet.

No cases of lost control have been reported due to the defect.

[Source: Detroit News]



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      far jr
      • 8 Years Ago
      Man these foreign companies and thier recalls! Dodge now under the Diamler banner based in Germany and folks like to call them domestic. Foreign ownership and domestically produced ala Camry does not a domestic make. I like Dodge and Toyota for what it's worth, but niether is a domestic company.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I found a cloth glove under the carpet in my Jeep Cherokee, haha!

      We've got a 2006 Dodge Ram Megacab 3500 diesel and so far (only 11k miles on it), it's been a great truck. Before the Ram we had a Chevy Tahoe and a GMC Denali XL, also both great vehicles. If this recall affects our truck, no big deal, we'll just take it in to have it serviced. Even with this recall and one for the ABS system, it's still required fewer trips to the dealership than my mom's Camry (no joke).

      Who on earth judges a whole line of vehicles based on a rental? Rentals are probably the worst examples of a vehicle you could ever drive... people rarely ever take care of their rental vehicles -- it's not their car, why do they care? I had a Ford Escort rental once back in high school, I found a foam neck brace stowed under the driver's seat... that was interesting. And yes, I ragged on that car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hondalover, your continued praise for Japanese pieces of garbage is going to make m have to get stitches from splitting my sides laughing at your lame comments. As for the recall, I do not think this will help poor Chrysler save itself from whatever Daimler plans to do with it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Remember how many bloggers here praised DCX for being the good domestic company and how great all there product was and how they "got it". My how attitudes have changed. There is NOTHING in the Chrysler/Dodge lineup I would consider purchasing and its really sad because they did have alot of momentum with the 300 and Magnum. Too bad the burned it up by giving us the Compass, Caliber, Commander, Charger(wow, and though Ford's "F" thing was bad), Avenger, Dakota, and so on. The 300 was great but everything after has beed very disappointing and their inflated "sales" are just the cherry on top. Now they are for sale, probably to a Chinese company and Chrysler is in worse shape than GM (as long as GM does't buy them!) and Ford.
      • 8 Years Ago
      too bad its still a big POS. can you kiss DCX's ass any worse, autoblog?

      Case in point:
      "The folks over at Chrysler did a nice job of catching the issue early and publishing the recall without dragging their feet."

      Might as well say, "golly gee, why we're so proud of Chrysler for having shared this with us! Can they BE any more trustworthy and reliable? Not like those silly asian brands! Thanks again, Chrysler! :) :) :) P.S. Please send us another car to 'review' for our Autoblog Garage feature. P.S.S. We love you!"
      victor casado
      • 8 Years Ago
      chryler piss a shitt learnd from the good ones honda ridgeline, toyota tundra, tacoma...
      • 8 Years Ago
      think that hondalover is old enough to drive? doubt it. third graders spell better than that.

      is it possible dodge bought the wheel bearings from toyota tundra? how come dodge did'nt need a court order (toyota sludge) to fix this one?

      only took three years for toyota to admit their ball joints had a problem.

      oh yeah! ridgeline. now theres a real mans truck. (if you're a florist)
      • 8 Years Ago
      u guys are so right that at least domestic automakers when they see problems they fix it WITHOUT COURT ORDER (TOyota sluding) or RELEASE SERVICE BULLETING CAMPAIGN (mmm TOYOTA again?). The point is you TOYOTA lovers, when ur car gets a problem you're on ur own and even when the problem is from the company. My brother had a Ford Escort (though it wasnt the best car i have seen) it was trouble-free until now with 150K and my sister who has a Camry have spent more than the value the vehicle for repairs .. thats why we always make fun at her that her beloved "very reliable" Toyota Camry isnt has reliable as the press pictures them to be.
      • 8 Years Ago
      My 99 Grand Voyager has been the best vehicle I have owned.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "If you're not hawling things, and you own one of these, you're a idiot of the highest order. Absolute junk."

      Actually your the idiot since you can't even spell correctly. Nice job!
      • 8 Years Ago
      To all those who chomp at the bit to p*ss on a particular brand at the drop of a hat:

      The rest of us grew out of this nonsense in highschool, it's time to grow up. Not meant for those who respond to the childish taunting.

      Tony (#10) is absolutely right. All brands have their querks. Any unbiased seasoned mechanic will say the same thing.

      The immature brand bashers above obviously didn't read the article. Dodge says the ball joints need grease "added". This suggests that there is little or no grease as of now because some over paid union workers probably forgot to do their job properly during assembly. This is clearly a labor and not a quality issue, you over hyper numbn*ts.

      A case in history:

      1970, the Challenger and the Barracuda was to be a huge sales plus for Chrysler. It certainly was but we'll never know how great it could've been because their were problems right out of the box.

      Owners were bringing in their 1 and 2 month old vehicles complaining of severe window leakage and wind noise. Every problem was fixed by basic and proper alignment procedures done at local dealerships. A procedure neglected during assembly, a "labor" quality issue, not a parts quality one. But the damage had already been done since consumer advocates jumped all over it.

      A popular car magazine was testing an AAR Cuda when the fancy chrome pistol grip shifter fell out in their hands. The local dealership quickly fixed the problem with a new set of bolts. You see, someone had neglected to tighten them down in the first place! Great publicity for Plymouth, compliments of great union labor.

      Here's a common story among restorers of these cars. A man who had owned his Cuda since new always noticed annoying lumps in the carpet at the end of the floor board near the tranny tunnel. One day he lifted the carpet. Do you know what he found? Left over interior panel screws that had been dumped there instead of putting them back in the parts bin! He also found a Lay's potato chip bag with an expiration date of 1971.

      I understand the initial need for unions, but it can also be rightly said that if anyone was caught doing this kind of lazy@$$ crap on Henry Ford's watch would have been thrown out on their lazy @$$ and never worked in the automotive industry anywhere again.
      • 8 Years Ago
      DeeZee, sir, you are full of shit
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