pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
81,039 miles
Total Complaints:
503 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. enough complaints to dodge will get a recall-1-800-992-1997 (224 reports)
  2. replace dashboard (121 reports)
  3. not sure (97 reports)
  4. replace dash (15 reports)
  5. band together class action suit- imply fit/merchantability (13 reports)
  6. call 1-866-726-4636 (Dodge) & 1-888-327-4236 (NHTSA) (13 reports)
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 9 of 26)

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problem #343

Jan 022008

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles


this is a bad and needs to be recalled by dodge. it may determine if i buy another dodge or not.

- , Sullivan, IN, USA

problem #342

Dec 012012

Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles

Seriously Dodge I had my Nissan for 15 year and no cracks in the dash. By sitting on your hands and not addressing the issue you are telling people you have not loyalty to your customers. I guess your customers should have no loyalty to you.

- , Tulare, CA, USA

problem #341

Oct 112012

Ram 1500 XLT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

need to make a better truck , i mean damn cheap ass plastic 2!!!!!my daughters barbie doll jeep is better plastic ,maybe yall should try their plastics!!!!!lol

- , Cleburne, TX, USA

problem #340

Oct 012011

Ram 1500 SLT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


This is the bottom line I will never buy a Dodge again when I did call they just put me off, ask where I lived I ask why does that matter, they told me that the hot sun we get in Arkansas did it I told them bull----. We pay way to much for these trucks and then what our dash crackes and falls to a million different parts. We need to band together and get something done asap.

- , Conway, AR, USA

problem #339

Jun 162010

Ram 1500 SRT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,535 miles

Last Dodge I'll ever buy! Completely unacceptable and the product needs to be recalled.

- , Bogota, NJ, USA

problem #338

Nov 152012

Ram 1500 Ram 1500 Hemi 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 242,000 miles

I think a dashboard should last longer than 9 years on a vehicle. We us sun visors in the Hot Texas summer heat to prevent these type of things from happening. I have a 2002 Jaguar and a 1993 Firebird Formula that has no cracks in the dash. I want Dodge to replace this free of charge as from what I have been reading these dashboards were made from some inferior plastic parts and purchasing anew one form them will result in the same problem in a few years. People are keeling their vehicles longer due to the economy and this truck is in excellent condition and maintained on a regular basis as my husband is a mechanic.


- , Houston, TX, USA

problem #337

Oct 012012

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles


My dash on my 2003 Dodge Ram is cracking and falling to pieces. Although this is a known defect to Chrysler, they refuse to discuss with me. They say it is out of warranty. This is a horrible way for them to treat the consumer.

- , Nashville, TN, US

problem #336

Nov 052012

Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,889 miles

My 2003 Dodge ram 1500 has a cracked dashboard as result of defective poor quality materials. With so many cases reported you would think they should be a recall on this issue.

- , Weston, FL, USA

problem #335

Jan 012009

Ram 1500 LX V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles

unbelievable the amount of disintigration that continues to increase

- , San Antonio, TX, US

problem #334

Jun 012007

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

The dash window vents started cracking after about 3 1/2 years. Now there are no vents, the covers have cracked all over and the air/heat vents have fallen out. Dodge service told me on several occasions that there was no warranty coverage on the dash. They did offer to sell me a replacement dash for $3800.00 installed, but they only offered a 90 day warranty on it.

I recently tried to trade it for a new Dodge1500, but they offered me $2000 less than the Ford dealer. The salesman said their offer was so low because the dash was in such bad shape and ruined the value of the truck. Needless to say, I'm now a Ford driver and sold the Dodge for a work truck.

- , Bessemer, AL, USA

problem #333

Nov 112010

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles


dash cover helped but it's not the same. dodge should fix this. got quote from dodge of $2500 to fix the dash

- , Taylor, TX, USA

problem #332

Sep 102012

Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,287 miles

My 03 Dodge only has 44,000 miles on it. Truck looks like brand new from the outside, Two months ago I noticed a large crack on my dashboard went from the front windshield all the way back, right above the glove box. Two days ago I was driving down the road and hit a bump and the plastic over the vents on the dashboard caved in WTF!!!!!!!!!!!! My truck is always cared for and love it but I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER DODGE PRODUCT! RAM TOUGH YEAH RIGHT. Change your commercial to RAM CRAP!!!!! Pay 40,000 for our truck and your dash will fall in.

- , Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #331

Jun 012012

Ram 1500 ES 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,103 miles

Didn't notice the crack in the dash until I saw the vent grill in the middle of the dash was missing some its bars. Then I looked a little harder and notice it was from the top of the dash down to the bottom of the dashboard. I had an 1981 Chevrolet pickup that I traded in that didn't have that problem.

- , Coffeyville, KS, USA

problem #330

Oct 282012

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,500 miles

My 2003 RAM 1500 is my baby, that I don't leave outside, its parked under a carport. It gets detailed 2 to 3 times per year. The truck runs like its brand new without any problems. This dashboard problem is only a little surprising since a church member showed me his 2006 about two years ago and his dash was completely caved in. The exterior of his truck is in excellent condition and he was devastated that Dodge was not going to cover the damage. I will take and add pictures soon as possible:(

- , Mobile, AL, USA

problem #329

Jul 072010

Ram 1500 Hemi 5.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 177,000 miles

Dodge should fix a manufactures defect no matter how old. Dodge needs to stand up and identify why they used an inferior product and make it right.

- , Theodore, AL, USA

problem #328

Sep 272011

Ram 1500 3.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles

Dodge needs to make this right! The thin plastic dashboard is hardly the dash I thought it was when I purchased the vehicle and it wasn't until I paid off the vehicle that I found out the cheap dash had started to crack and fall into itself. There is no way to fix besides replacing it or covering the wounds.

- , Gulfport, MS, US

problem #327

Feb 212009

Ram 1500 Laromi 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

makes my truck look really bad and old. I want dodge to fix this free of charge.

- , Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #326

Sep 012012

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles

I think Dodge should replace these defective dashes free of charge.

- , Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #325

Feb 052012

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 142,000 miles

Just looking to let others know of issues that I have had.

- , Millville, NJ, USA

problem #324

Nov 012010

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles

When the first crack appeared a few years ago I blamed my son who had used it a few times to go to school. I know that my son would have accepted blame if he had done it but said he did not. Then I thought the car wash was responsible since I go about every 10 days to get it washed. But as time has gone by it has gotten progressively worse. There are several big cracks and now the vent holes on the top have fallen into the dash. Wow what a class act for Dodge to not accept responsibility for this crappy, cheaply made eyesore. I definitely will NEVER buy another dodge product ever again. Since this is just cosmetic I won't go into all the other disappointing problems this beast has since dodge didn't accept responsibility for them either.

- , St Rose, LA, USA

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