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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,500 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 #4

Apr 302005

Ram 1500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


The problem was with the power steering gear box and pump. The vehicle was taken to the dealership and they remedied the problem(s).

- Bear River City, UT, USA

problem #3

Apr 182003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Power streering hose had to be replace on my 2003 dogde Ram 1500 truck. Low milages. I should have not had to replace hose.

- Carnesville, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 012005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
The power steering unit on my 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 failed twice in the last two years. While I was at K&M Dodge for the second repair, two other 2003 Dodge Ram owners came into the repair shop with exactly the same problem (now that was within a one hour period). This seems unlikely to be pure coincidence; and suggests a widespread problem.

- Caledonia, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 202004

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Numerous problems with 2003 Dodge Ram since ownership. The consumer experienced a stalling problem that occurred whenever the vehicle was coming to a stop or idling. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who could not diagnose the problem. Power steering fluid leaked due to faulty clamp. The vehicle was leaking transmission fluid due to a faulty output seal at the transfer case.

- Warren, MI, USA

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