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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,475 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 112005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,950 miles


While driving down the road with the A/C on high, the consumer smelled smoke and saw it coming from the steering wheel column. The wires had melted and burned the ignition switch up. There were no prior problems with the vehicle. The Dodge mechanic said that these particular vehicles have been known to have problems with the A/C staying on high for long periods of time. The consumer has already been in contact with the Dodge manufacturer. The vehicle was not included in the recall that was a year before this vehicle. The problem has already been corrected.

- Powell, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 132004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
While driving vehicle lost power (no throttle response). Next the ignition switch went bad. The vehicle's steering column was out of alignment.

- Grand Junction, CO, USA

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