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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,502 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 Van 1500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 052015

Ram Van 1500

  • 148,505 miles


Driving down the road at 65 mph and lost total control of vehicle steering found out it was due to a rusted framed. Totally unsafe van. I was glad it was not very busy on the interstate or I could have been killed. I am very disappointed a manufacture can have so many complaints online and nothing has been done. It is total frame lost to rust.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #2

Apr 202004

(reported on)

Ram Van 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Numerous problems with 2003 Dodge Ram since ownership. The consumer experienced a stalling problem that occurred whenever the vehicle was coming to a stop or idling. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who could not diagnose the problem. Power steering fluid leaked due to faulty clamp. The vehicle was leaking transmission fluid due to a faulty output seal at the transfer case.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 042003

(reported on)

Ram Van 1500

  • miles
The vehicle was service 4 times for problems with the shifting gears. (roadtrek recreational vehicle).

- Richmond, CA, USA

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