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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,003 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 3500 engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 252004

Ram 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While applying the accelerator pedal vehicle failed to accelerate and moved on its own. Vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic could not duplicate the problem.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #2

Apr 102004

Ram 3500

  • 9,000 miles
While driving 65 mph throttle control failed. As a result, vehicle lost acceleration. No impact reported.

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 292004

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • 10 miles
Intermittently when the accelerator pedal is depressed vehicle fails to accelerate and stays in the idle position. When this occurs the consumer coasts vehicle forward for a few seconds than restarts the vehicle. The vehicle is currently at the dealership.

- Knippa, TX, USA

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