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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012016

Ram 1500

  • 165,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the dashboard cracks and brakes off in chunks when driving over a pot holes. The contact mentioned that the trembling brakes the dashboard. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure occurred intermittently. The approximate failure mileage was 165,000.

- Brook Haven, MS, USA

problem #1

Jun 262004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
Fire started in area of cigarette lighter/radio and melted all surrounding componenets, resulting in extensive smoke damage to complete interior including seats, headliner, windows. A portion of the carpet and seats were burned. Vehicle is inoperable. Insurance pending.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

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