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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
117,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace main vent door (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 122011

Ram 1500 4.7L V8

  • Manual transmission
  • 145,000 miles


It's a common problem yet they haven't recalled anything. It cost about $900 to fix the door flap from the quote I received. Along with that my dashboard is cracked in several places and that is a common thing I read on this site also.

Then there is the problem with the heads cracking around the valve seat dumping coolant into the chamber seizing the engine and bending rods as well. This was $8000 to fix out of my pocket. This is a common thing also. Mine happened 2000 approximate miles out of warranty go figure. Now the right rear window and door speaker stopped working, like really what next DODGE! Never again, never.

- , Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Aug 242012

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

My defroster stops working and now I have to pay $935 to have my entire dash removed to replace a $200 part...Insane!!

- , FT Benning, GA, USA

problem #1

Dec 012010

Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

Defroster doesn't hazard. Worse dash is cracked all up and it sounds by reading other complaints that Dodge won't fix the issue unless you replace the entire dash.

- , St. Petersburg, FL, USA

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