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1.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
120,403 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 032011

Ram 3500

  • 145,210 miles

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

The fuel systems in these model trucks are bad. There was a recall on them years ago, which I just found out and now I still owe on the truck. I was not the first buyer. The original owner did not go to fix the truck when the recall came out and he traded it. Yah, that will fix the problem! well, the place we bought it from didn't fix the problem either. And we didn't find out about it until way later. And now we are going to be stuck with a truck that doesn't work, but we have to put in a lot of money into. Anyone have any suggestions. If a vehicle has a recall why do they only give you a certain amount of time, to get it fixed. That is not fair for people that buy vehicles later on, when your not the first to purchase it. What do we do"!"

- Wellborn, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 072011

Ram 3500

  • 216,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 diesel. The contact stated that the engine stalled while at a car wash without warning. The vehicle was then taken to a private mechanic. The mechanic stated that the lift pump failed and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notifed, but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 216,000 and the current mileage was 227,000.

- Williston, ND, USA

problem #1

Oct 072003

Ram 3500

  • miles
Poor fuel mileage in comparison to several other Dodge's of the same year. While pulling a trailer at 63 mph the vehilce had a low of 6.85 mpg. On average the vehicle got 7.5-8.0 mpg loaded and 12-14 mpg empty. The dealer reflashed the computer. The vehicle was returned to the consumer but now it was missing. The vehicle was taken to another dealer. The truck was left there for a week but they were unable to determined the problem. The vehicle was ereturned to the consumer. The dealer contacted the cosumer to bring the vehicle back to the dealer to perform service suggested by the manufacturer. On the way to the dealer the truck started blowing transmision fluid through the radiator overflow. The dealer had to rebuild the transmission, replace the radiator and transmission cooler. The U-joint at the rear axle snapped which caused the drive shaft to collapse onto the highway. The fuel lift pump failed which caused the vehicle to stall while driving. Transmission cooler line leaked.

- Fontana, KS, USA

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