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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
51,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 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 #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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