definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,567 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 miscellaneous problems

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 182007

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact noticed two long cracks on the dashboard above the instrument panel. The dealer stated that the vehicle was out of warranty and they refused to repair it. The contact felt that this was a manufacturers defect. The current and failure mileages were 87,000.

- Elgin, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 272004

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,995 miles
Bought brand new 2003 Dodge Ram pickup from raymond Dodge. Truck started stalling during driving at all types of speeds, truck stalls when idoling, and when after reversing shifting into drive. 04-27-04 18995 miles- customer states truck stalls / corrected, by updating the flash module 09-21-04 29821 miles- customer states car stalls hard to restart / test drove and found no condition present, checked codes none present 12-13-04 32380 miles- customer states stalls while driving, hard to restart, / replaced oil pan, removed accumlator piston and was ok at time, could not duplicate customer concern, replaced the transmission filter while inspecting the accumlator piston. 04-08-05 36028 miles customer states stalls while drives and stops. / test drove could not duplicate problem, updates are all current no parts replaced. 04-12-05 36079 miles took back to dealer for 5th time for the stalling, power steering locks up and no brakes, my son and I were almost hit for the 2nd time due to the staling. Raymond Dodge could not find anything wrong with it. Been taking it to weathers Dodge in lima pa they cannot duplicate anything wrong with it either. 5 times in 1 year time. It is a safety hazard and they are not fixing the problem.

- Aston, PA, USA

problem #3

Feb 062005

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
On air filter box, air gauge minder fell off without notice. This caused the vehicle to be driven with unfiltered air getting to the engine... possibly causing severe damage.

- Sultan, WA, USA

problem #2

Apr 152003

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,779 miles
We bought our 2003 Dodge 2500 diesel Ram pickup on January 25, 2003 with 10 miles on it. We noticed it pulled to the right and once in awhile would shake a little, we thought it was out of alignment. On April 27, 2003 we where driving on the freeway at about 80 miles per hour when all of a sudden the truck was violently shaking back and forth. It took everything my husband had to keep us on the road. After what seemed like an eternity he was able to pull onto the shoulder and get it stopped. We decided to try to get to the next town that was 20 miles away. Traveling at 40 M.P.H. with our flashers on, it happened again. My husband called the tow truck, and we haven't seen our truck since! the mechanic said a bolt on the track bar mount had come loose and fell out and they would need to replace the entire front axle. Spoke to the mechanic today and they received the front axle today. Now they need to replace the ball joints, they have been ordered and will take another couple of days. I have spoken to a couple of mechanics today and none of them can figure out why the front axle along with the ball joints would need to be replace because of the loose track bar mount. You can find this on the NHTSA website, sorry I don't have the exact website address. www.NHTSA.dot.gov once in the website go to: Complaint search criteria: Vehicle 2003 Dodge truck

- St. George, UT, USA

problem #1

Jun 152003

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60 miles
To whom it may concern, we recently purchased a Dodge quad-cab pickup from East tulsa Dodge in tulsa, Oklahoma. We purchased it at night, the next day we noticed blemishes/flaws in the paint. We brought it to the dealership's attention they admitted that it is in fact a factory defective paint job. The daimler Chrysler district rep. Looked at the vehicle and he too admitted that it is a factory defective paint job but he only belittled me and insinuated that I was only being picky. His words were those blemishes aren't going to do anything as if to say why can't you just live it?? if you can do anything at all to help us we would be so grateful! thank you so much for any help, clifford B. rodgers 329 N. date St. Jenks, Oklahoma 74037 (918)-260-8645 (918)-299-6149 email address kipanddebbie@aol.com

- Jenks, OK, USA

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