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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,500 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 2500 engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 012004

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Dodge 2500. While coasting at 25 mph, the engine was quiet and all of the warning indicator lights illuminated. There was a loss of power steering and brakes. The vehicle restarted after being shifted into neutral. The dealer replaced the injector pump that was mounted on the engine block and installed a new fuel pump in the gas tank. The failure recurred after two weeks. The failure mileage was 12,000 and current mileage was 90,000. Updated 04/02/08.

- Westminister , CO, USA

problem #1

Oct 012004

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,000 miles
I have a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 with the cummins diesel engine. With the air conditioning system off, but the ventilation (heat or just cool outside air) on, I have diesel exhaust fumes entering the cab of the vehicle when idling or moving at very slow speeds. The condition goes away with the A/C on or with the vents in the "recirculate" position - I.e. not drawing outside air in. The smell and gasses are dangerous for any extended period of time and could cause an accident if I breathe them for a long period of time and then attempt to drive.

- Raymond, ME, USA

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