really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,000 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 122007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


I put my truck into park and started to get out with the engine running and the truck rolled backwards, catching me with one leg on the ground and one leg still in the vehicle. The driver's side door hit me in the chest, knocking me to the ground. The above events took place extremely quickly, and I had no time to react. Luckily, someone was nearby and stopped the truck before it hit me or anything else. Unfortunately, my leg was still in the vehicle, even while I was on the ground. I was dragged about 5 feet and received some lacerations on my shoulder.

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

problem #1

Sep 012004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
The consumer shifted the vehicle in park and was getting ready to turn the ignition off when the vehicle started moving backwards. The vehicle went over the curb before the consumer was able to apply the brake. The vehicle's indicator light indicated that he vehicle was in park, however it was in reverse. When the consumer attempted to shift the vehicle again the shifter had no tension.

- Burke, VA, USA

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