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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,787 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Jul 152008

Ram 2500

  • 99,000 miles

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

On 2003 and up Dodge Ram 2500 trucks the fuse box(power distribution center) is prone to either corrode or otherwise fail. On my vehicle some of the lights failed and the power to the trailer brake also. When the pdc failed it also damaged the front control module which control many of the trucks significant functions. Almost all vehicle electrics go through the pdc so on any given failure critical vehicle safety items may be compromised. I checked for similar problems online and found quite a few. Currently with this part there are 189 of them backordered through Dodge which supports a serious issue with them I was lucky I noticed there was no power to the brakes before an accident, but that may not have been the case.

- West Seneca, NY, USA

problem #5

Nov 282005

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,754 miles
2003 Dodge Ram pick up have already complained of stalling, now the electric is starting to go wrong. 09/22/04 passenger side window failed to go up or down, dealer replaced the switch in the driver side door for the passenger side window. 11/28/05 passenger side door in back of cab, the speaker went out and everytime the door locked automatically the speaker made a loud buzzing noise. Needed a harness $50 11/28/05 window on passenger side stopped working from the driver side needed regulator binding switch $160 11/28/05 lights around the heating element on the dash board started going out and 1/2 would be out and 1/2 would be on needs a control hd $183.

- Aston, PA, USA

problem #4

Jul 022002

Ram 2500 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,750 miles
Truck started and idled rough, turned off truck and restarted but would not continue to run. Had the truck towed to dealer was told desiel fuel was mixed in gas tank. I run a major lawn service and have had absoultely no problems with any equipment failures due to fuel problems! the station where I buy my gas doesn't even carry desiel fuel. So far the dealer wants to drain gas tank clean fuel injectors, replace sparkplugs.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

May 032005

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,500 miles

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

While driving under normal conditions and without warning the vehicle experienced a complete engine and electrical failure. (the lightening bolt symbol appeared on the dash board) after the ignition was turned off and waiting several minutes, the vehicle restarted normally. The consumer found in the owner's manual was due to the electronic throttle control. The vehicle was taken to the mechanic and was told that the problem was because of the way the consumer was driving and there was nothing was wrong with the vehicle. The consumer was recently informed that the software update was available for the vehicle. This is the 5.7 L hemi 2003 Ram 4X4.had truck since 11-04 has done this about 10 times to present.it is going to get somebody injured are hurt because truck does it whenever it wants to maybe taking off at a red light are etc.!

- Glen Rose, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 012004

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • miles
While driving under normal conditions and without warning the vehicle experienced a complete engine and electrical failure. (the lightening bolt symbol appeared on the dash board) after the ignition was turned off and waiting several minutes, the vehicle restarted normally. The consumer found in the owner's manual was due to the electronic throttle control. The vehicle was taken to the mechanic and was told that the problem was because of the way the consumer was driving and there was nothing was wrong with the vehicle. The consumer was recently informed that the software update was available for the vehicle.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #1

Mar 112004

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
After numerous attempts to repair the stalling problem, the consumer would like to pursue the lemon law. The rear passenger outside door handle was loose.

- Superior, WI, USA

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