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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,980 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 2500 engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 102004

Ram Van 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The check engine light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. Then, vehicle stalled. Consumer was unable to restart vehicle, and it was towed to the dealer. Mechanic determined that the engine needed to be replaced.

- Ladera Ranch, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 112004

Ram Van 2500

  • 28,000 miles
When driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled. The consumer was able to restart the vehicle. *

- Aliquippa, PA, USA

problem #3

May 232004

Ram Van 2500

  • 16,900 miles
When accelerating from a stop vehicle would only go 5-10 mph. Consumer would have to restart the vehicle to temporarily fix the problem. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Friendsville, TN, USA

problem #2

Apr 132004

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
While starting up the vehicle engine idled on its own. Also, when coming to stop vehicle stalled. Consumer tried to restart, and was able to start vehicle and drive it to the dealer for inspection. However, mechanic could not duplicate or resolve the problem.

- Anderson, SC, USA

problem #1

May 152003

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
While driving the check engine light illuminated.

- Pittsburg, PA, USA

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