really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,335 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 142007

Ram 2500

  • miles


The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving at 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed home and the contact replaced the fuel pump. Approximately 2 years later the failure recurred while driving at approximately 75 mph. The vehicle was again towed home and the contact replaced the fuel pump. An authorized dealer was notified to obtain the parts and informed the contact this was a known failure and the fuel pumps were defective. The failure and current mileages were unknown. The VIN was unavailable.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #5

Nov 012004

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge 2500. While coasting at 25 mph, the engine was quiet and all of the warning indicator lights illuminated. There was a loss of power steering and brakes. The vehicle restarted after being shifted into neutral. The dealer replaced the injector pump that was mounted on the engine block and installed a new fuel pump in the gas tank. The failure recurred after two weeks. The failure mileage was 12,000 and current mileage was 90,000. Updated 04/02/08.

- Westminister , CO, USA

problem #4

Aug 042006

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicles transfer fuel pump in the engine quit while driving 35 mph. The service dealer replaced the fuel system with a different fuel system due to the manufactured fuel systems consistent failure which they stated usually happened anywhere from 35000 to 60000 miles.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 302004

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles


2003 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel P0148 fuel delivery code appeared on my truck for 30000, and I have 59000. Until now the truck ran okay, now it has slow acceleration, and will stop accelerating at certain speed. It also doesn't provide enough power to tow my business trailers and trailers that I have. Trained mechanics from Dodge can't figure it out. I'm glad these people don't work on the planes I work on.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 072003

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12 miles
I purchased a 2003 Dodge 2500 with the so cummins' diesel engine. I noticed the strong smell of diesel fumes when idling with the fan and/or air conditioner on. I have only had the truck about forty days. I assumed the smell was because the engine was new. I noticed small plumes of oily residue forming on the windshield above the air vents. I had the truck detailed and the inside windshield polished. The plumes appeared again after several days. They are not water vapor because they remain on the windshield after the truck has been parked for hours. I can only assume that my wife and I have been inhaling raw diesel fumes for over a month. The truck is currently at the dealer's shop in an attempt to fix this. He has no idea where the fumes are coming from. I don't think I want to keep a new vehicle where the ventilation ducting is saturated with diesel residue. It has 1,955 miles on it.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 252003

(reported on)

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles
When the vehicle was in idle, there was an "overwhelming" diesel smell which entered the passenger cabin through the vents.

- La Mesa, CA, USA

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