Recall List for the 2003 Dodge Ram Van 1500

Official recalls have been issued for the 2003 Dodge Ram Van 1500 by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Dodge service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Dodge customer service.

  1. 2003 Dodge Ram Van 1500 EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #09E012000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 07, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 16,270

    Summary: Sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on May 11, 2009. Owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E012000 »

  2. 2003 Dodge Ram Van 1500 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER NHTSA Campaign #09E009000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 13, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,364

    Summary: Chrysler is recalling 1,364 windshield wiper modules, P/N 55077098aj, sold during the 2008 and 2009 calendar year for use as aftermarket replacement equipment on MY 2002-2009 Dodge Ram pickup trucks. These wiper module assemblies may be susceptible to water intrusion that could result in partial or complete loss of windshield wiper capability.

    Consequence: When the wiper system fails, the operator will have reduced visibility which could result in a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the wiper module assemblies with vented wiper motor housings free of charge. The safety recall began on August 28, 2009. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E009000 »

  3. 2003 Dodge Ram Van 1500 STEERING:LINKAGES NHTSA Campaign #09E001000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 13, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 18,000

    Summary: Chrysler is recalling 18,000 aftermarket steering linkages used for service on some MY 2003 through 2008 Dodge Ram heavy duty pickup trucks. The subject linkages may experience drag link inner tie rod to pitman arm ball stud fracture, also, the steering linkage damper attaching bracket may yeild and shift on the linkage. The part numbers of the affected assemblies is 52122362aa through 52122362ad.

    Consequence: This could result in a loss of steering control and the restricted ability to turn the vehicle in one direction increasing the risk of a crash without warning.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the steering linkage drag link inner tie rod end assembly, and inspect the steering linkage damper bracket free of charge. The recall began on June 6, 2009. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E001000 »

  4. 2003 Dodge Ram Van 1500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL NHTSA Campaign #07E066000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 28, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 175

    Summary: Certain cequent 90 degree 7-way right angle adaptors sold by distributors in tow packages for aftermarket sales to tow 5th wheel rv travel trailers. Due to incorrect wiring of the harness, the trailer lights may not operate properly.

    Consequence: If the trailer lights are not working properly, a vehicle crash can occur.

    Actions: All of the defective tow packages are still at the distributor level and have not been sold to any consumers. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E066000 »

  5. 2003 Dodge Ram Van 1500 EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #06E049000

    • Date Announced: MAY 24, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 27,176

    Summary: Certain ck motorsports combination headlights, clear corner, bumper, and side marker lights sold as replacement lamps for use on the passenger vehicles listed above. Some combination lamps that are not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.

    Consequence: Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash without warning.

    Actions: Ck motorsport will notify owners and replace the noncompliant lamps free of charge. The recall began on July 1, 2006. Owners may contact ck motorsport at 1-909-610-7211. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E049000 »

  6. 2003 Dodge Ram Van 1500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE NHTSA Campaign #04V185000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 12, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 44,588

    Summary: On certain van and wagon vehicles equipped with 4-wheel antilock brake systems (ABS), aftermarket batteries may leak electrolyte onto the ABS control module connector, which can compromise sealing integrity of the connector.

    Consequence: This may allow development of a short circuit in the connector, which could eventually lead to a fire.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the ABS control module connector for electrolyte damage and replace the connector as necessary. The recall will begin on September 27, 2004. Owners should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V185000 »

  7. 2003 Dodge Ram Van 1500 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL NHTSA Campaign #03V033000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 05, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 19,500

    Summary: Certain pickup trucks, equipped with cummins diesel engines and manual transmissions, may experience an elevated idle speed after extended cruise control use.

    Consequence: This can result in unintended acceleration and a reduction in braking effectiveness, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will reprogram the software in the cummins engine controller. Owner notification began on March 10, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V033000 »

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