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3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,300 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 accessories - exterior problems

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 062012

Ram 1500

  • 15,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the front windshield defroster failed to operate whenever activated. The heater and air conditioner system would not circulate the air flow properly through the entire air vents whenever activated. Also, the heat and air conditioner would not blow the correct desired temperature. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who informed that the actuator motors, heater core and flap door actuator would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 15,000.

- Jonhson City, TN, USA

problem #4

Nov 102014

Ram 1500

  • 61,500 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the vehicle defroster/defogger system windshield blower failed making it difficult to view outside the vehicle during cold weather conditions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the defrost/defogger system needed to B E replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 61,500. Djr

- Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #3

Dec 102012

Ram 1500

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the rear passenger side window exploded. The contact stated that nothing hit the window. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the window needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred with the rear sliding window. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Danville, VA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012009

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
Dashboard and dash panels are spontaneously cracking. Pieces of vinyl are falling apart possibly affecting the proper function of air bags. Hot engine air is leaking inside the vehicle through the cracked board affecting the proper cooling A/C system; driver and passengers are breathing engine fumes that are entering the cabin through the openings/cracks.

- Coral Gables, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 152006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
My 2003 Ram 1500 [xxx] has been in repair for the same problem twice while under warranty and now the problem has developed again. It's a know problem with Ram "defrost/floor air control module or doors. Dodge knows there should be a recall on this do to danger of no defroster for safe driving. I want it repaired at no cost. Three times same problem should qualify as lemon law defect. I have no way to clear fog or ice from windshield while driving. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Brick, NJ, USA

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