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4.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,799 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 miscellaneous problems

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 272007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the paint on the roof of the vehicle is peeling and rusting. The dealer has been notified. The current mileage was 26,000 and failure mileage was 24,000.

- Warren , MI, USA

problem #7

May 122007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,552 miles
Own a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. Noticed a small crack in the dash on the passenger side of the vehicle by the airbag. Crack has grown from a 1/2 inch to 6 inches and is very noticeable. I heard this is an ongoing problem and talked with other Dodge owners that have the same problem.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #6

May 092007

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 - 49,000 miles - dash board cracked. 2001 and 2002 Dodge pickup trucks are already on a recall list for the dash boards cracking.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #5

Jan 232005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 40 mph, the contact heard a cracking noise. He noticed that the dashboard had begun to crack. The vehicle has not been inspected by a mechanic. The current and failure mileages were 37,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 042007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The front dashboard is cracked on the passenger side where the air bag is located. The crack is a straight line that begins at the top of the dashboard and extends to the end. There failure occurred suddenly and without warning. The vehicle is currently being repaired. The mechanic was unable to diagnose the cause of failure. The contact can provide an invoice and the damaged component if needed. The current and failure mileages were 14,000.

- Miami , FL, USA

problem #3

May 052007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The dash in my 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 is cracked and fear these cracks will expand. A local television station has reported that cracked dashes can expand and cause a variety of problems.

- Sebastian, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 152003

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,779 miles
We bought our 2003 Dodge 2500 diesel Ram pickup on January 25, 2003 with 10 miles on it. We noticed it pulled to the right and once in awhile would shake a little, we thought it was out of alignment. On April 27, 2003 we where driving on the freeway at about 80 miles per hour when all of a sudden the truck was violently shaking back and forth. It took everything my husband had to keep us on the road. After what seemed like an eternity he was able to pull onto the shoulder and get it stopped. We decided to try to get to the next town that was 20 miles away. Traveling at 40 M.P.H. with our flashers on, it happened again. My husband called the tow truck, and we haven't seen our truck since! the mechanic said a bolt on the track bar mount had come loose and fell out and they would need to replace the entire front axle. Spoke to the mechanic today and they received the front axle today. Now they need to replace the ball joints, they have been ordered and will take another couple of days. I have spoken to a couple of mechanics today and none of them can figure out why the front axle along with the ball joints would need to be replace because of the loose track bar mount. You can find this on the NHTSA website, sorry I don't have the exact website address. www.NHTSA.dot.gov once in the website go to: Complaint search criteria: Vehicle 2003 Dodge truck

- St. George, UT, USA

problem #1

Jun 152003

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60 miles
To whom it may concern, we recently purchased a Dodge quad-cab pickup from East tulsa Dodge in tulsa, Oklahoma. We purchased it at night, the next day we noticed blemishes/flaws in the paint. We brought it to the dealership's attention they admitted that it is in fact a factory defective paint job. The daimler Chrysler district rep. Looked at the vehicle and he too admitted that it is a factory defective paint job but he only belittled me and insinuated that I was only being picky. His words were those blemishes aren't going to do anything as if to say why can't you just live it?? if you can do anything at all to help us we would be so grateful! thank you so much for any help, clifford B. rodgers 329 N. date St. Jenks, Oklahoma 74037 (918)-260-8645 (918)-299-6149 email address kipanddebbie@aol.com

- Jenks, OK, USA

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