8.7

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$500.00
Average Mileage:
71,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. weld reinforcements (1 reports)
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 012007

Ram 1500 Sport 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

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

Worst truck I ever owned. Rust all over frame and body. Every 2003 to 2005 on the road rusting over the rear fender wells. Motor started to tap after first six month 4.7L engine. Mechanic said that was always a problem with that motor. Bought the truck new paid $34,000 I would think that Dodge would make good on the problems these trucks are having.

- , Hammonton, NJ, US

problem #2

Mar 172016

Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles

This is my brand new truck. The rust is making it look bad. Back fenders rusted. Fixed it 2 times and still coming back. Chrysler should do something about this. It only has 39000 miles on it. I take care of this truck very good. Interior is like brand new.

- , Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 042015

Ram 1500 ST 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles

Frame rusted through from inside out. With box frame design, salt or sand probably got in thru holes, no way to escape. Worse on driver's side where road salt is heaviest.

Brake calipers and lines also badly rusted.

Ram seemed like a bargain when new, but now resale value is nil. Savings have vanished.

- , Sandown, NH, USA

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