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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,768 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Jun 252002

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,382 miles


Second complaint, truck still in the shop, I have been waiting 16 days for parts, dealer is unable to get all the new replacement parts to fix my oil leak. This oil leak is because the dealer that replaced my engine didn't install it correctly. They put one of the suspected bad parts back in with two new seals around it, I don't think that is right. I bought a new truck, I should get new replacement parts when it breaks down. Dealers name is larry miller Dodge 623-815-2250. My truck only has 2400 miles on it. I have only owned it for two and a half months, no one will return my calls for replacement of the truck. It has been in the shop for over 30 days.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #4

May 142003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,900 miles
Ram 1500 hemi, with 1900 miles on it, it broke a valve spring, cracked the block, lost the motor. It took 14 days to get the motor replaced, now it has a rear main seal leak. Waiting on parts, 12 days. My truck has been it shop for 26 days, I've only owned it for two and half months. After 30 days it falls under the lemon law.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jun 022003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles
Dodge Ram 1500 hemi. Bought on 5-26-03. On 6-2-03 the truck broke down. Broken valve spring. First it was thought the computer. Now Dodge wants motor back. Truck is still in the shop with the replacement motor not in sight. Is this a problem with the new hemi style motor? may need to look into this.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 252002

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
My new truck turns off all the time when sitting at idle for 2 minutes or more.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 312003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,800 miles
The vehicle stalled on five occasions, and was unable to be fixed. Scc

- Erie, MI, USA

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