hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,449 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 012016

Ram 2500

  • 185,000 miles


I was riding down the road in my Ram 2500 pickup on a cold snowy day in central NY when my defroster just stopped working. I was forced to pull off the road nearly driving into a ditch because I was unable to see. The windshield was completely fogged over. I made it home stopping every mile to wipe the windshield so I could see. Iwas told this is a very common problem with these trucks and an expensive fix. How is a recall not done on these trucks? if this is not a safety issue, I don't know what is!!! I am looking into filing charges against Dodge for the simple fact that they now about these problems and have done nothing to correct them.

- Mcdonough, NY, USA

problem #6

Jan 012013

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
Multiple breaks in the vent portion of the dash cover with missing pieces and the main dash component is completely cracked through on the passenger side. With the ventilation system on, pieces of plastic and deteriorated insulation blows freely in the cab of the truck. With the dash continuing to crack and break apart pieces of plastic have dropped below the dash and could potentially could expose and cause wiring problems with the electrical system. The cracked dash is a danger to the eyes of anyone riding in the vehicle with the ventilation system circulating condition air. I fear that the dash will act as shrapnel in the event of air bag deployment....updated 07/30/15

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #5

Jul 012014

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 145,000 miles
The defrost/defog will not work. The air only blows directly out of the dashboard vents, it won't defrost or blow air to the floor vents. This is causing driving issues (I.e. pulling over due to fogging up).

- Coraopolis, PA, USA

problem #4

Jul 012014

Ram 2500

  • 160,000 miles


My 03 Dodge Ram 2500 quad cab window defrost does not work cause the little flap gets stuck and wont switch it over from whatever it is on.

- Brigham, UT, USA

problem #3

Jan 132014

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • 105,145 miles
Blend door will not work, common failure in models 02-06, poor design breaks after a year or so...cant defrost windshield when windshield frost due to snow or cold temperatures. Unable to remove foggy windshield on rainy days.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #2

Oct 012012

Ram 2500

  • 70,000 miles
Mix door fails to blow heated air up through defrost vents. Visibility is zero when it is below freezing and there is moisture in the air. It appears there is no recall for this even though it is an extreme safety hazard.

- Tecumseh, OK, USA

problem #1

Sep 302010

Ram 2500

  • miles
When I turn signal to left makes right signal comes on, when you turn right signal on makes left signal comes on. The lamp out light keeps coming on and going off when you turn the left signal on then off again. I checked none of the lamps are out. Has been took to dealer twice and had the wiring harness in the steering column fixed, it quit for a while and then starts the same thing again.the dealer claims using the tilt on the steering wheel is the cause of the problem. I think the problem is in the turn signal arm because it affects the signals and the wipers. I have talked to other Dodge owners who are experiencing the same problems. I feel there should be a recall on it because it could turn into a safety issue.

- Morehead, KY, USA

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