fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,343 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 222006

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 2,500 miles


Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 05V462000 (power train) and 15V312000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 08/17/16 the consumer stated the transmission failed at 2,500 miles. The ball joints and water pump failed and the windshield leaked. Updated 10/26/16.

- New Castle, IN, USA

problem #7

Oct 212011

Ram 2500

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel. The contact was driving 55 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact stated that when the failure occurred, he was unable to engage the power steering or brakes. The contact believed that the failure was a safety hazard. The contact stated that he experienced the same failure on a 2004 Ram 2500 and it was found that the fuel pump had failed and that caused the vehicle to stall sporadically. The vehicle was not inspected for the failure. The failure and current mileages were 70,000.

- San Andreas, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 062004

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,341 miles
The consumer has an on going problem with decelerating when driving 40 mph or more. The vehicle has been to three different dealers on five separate occasions. The computer has been reprogrammed three times, they replaced the throttle sensor and the map sensor and the problem still exists.

- Uvalde, TX, USA

problem #5

Dec 102004

Ram 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 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 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 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 2500

  • miles
While driving the check engine light illuminated.

- Pittsburg, PA, USA

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