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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,333 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.

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 062004

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2003 Dodge Ram 2500 in December 2004 I had to have all 3 ball joints replaced the truck only had 42262 miles on it. Then just last month in October I had to replace another ball joint as it was going out already. From what I have read this is not normal wear on a vechicle

- Palmer, AK, USA

problem #2

Nov 012004

Ram 2500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Dodge 2500 2003, problems with U-joint and drive shaft re-tubed.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

Oct 152004

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
Shudder when starting out, 50% of the time. Problem has increased over the past year. There is a service bullitin for an exact situation on a split drive shaft. Dealer could not fix. Factory rep. Said it was a weight districbution that wold cause the tire to spin. This is not correct. I tow a trailer with 800 lbs. Of tounge weight, the problem is enhanced with weight. Problem is increasing. Worried of eventual total failure to move or extreme hesitation causing accident at intersection.

- Wapwallopen, PA, USA

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