really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,063 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #4

Sep 232003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


During a rainy day, the gauges on my truck died completely. All the indicator lights on the dashboard (gas, engine, ABS, brake, etc.) went dead. Worst of all, the wipers went dead. Although the truck was running, this created a problem. Took it to the dealer and they said the "cluster" was bad. Part was ordered but has not arrived yet.

- Mission, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 132003

Ram 1500

  • 3,800 miles
(second time) we where driving on the 10 fwy with our girls to drop them for the week because we where going on vacation to vegas. That is when the "brand new truck died" it was due to the same reasons sensor and other problem. It had been in the moss Dodge dealership since June 13, 2003. Today is June 20, 2003 we have not heard from them since Tuesday. As we where driving on the 10 fwy the truck died completely with the traffic behind us in the fast lane on the freeway. I believe that this truck is not repairable. I also believe that there is to much wrong with this trucks sensor which give the power to drive. This truck to me and my family is consider dangerous to drive from the experience we had on June 13, 2003. We have been complaining but not even the general manager has called us back. We even asked for a Corp. Office they said they did not have one. Which is hard to believe.

- Joshua Tree, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 292003

Ram 1500

  • 89 miles
We had just purchased a Dodge Ram 1500 on March 29. 2003 when the next day it died on us. We had it towed to the nearest dealer ship. At that time they said it had to with the sensor then later on a few days later they called back and said that it was also the module that was defected with the sensor. Told it was fixed after they had order those parts. (this is only first time truck died).

- Joshua Tree, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 122003

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle with an unsafe power window switch.

- Gillette, WY, USA

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