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Dodge Ram 1500 Problems and Repair Histories

553 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Dodge Ram 1500. 153 of these members (27.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 268 repairs to Dodge Ram 1500s--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Dodge Ram 1500 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Dodge Ram 1500 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Dodge Ram 1500 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Dodge Ram 1500 repairs by problem area

29% of the Dodge Ram 1500 repairs were to the engine, 16% to the transmission, 10% to the brakes, 17% to the suspension, 19% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 5% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 268 repairs.

Dodge Ram 1500 repair cost distribution

Of the Dodge Ram 1500 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 13% cost less than $100, 45% between $100 and $499, 26% between $500 and $999, 14% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 119 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Dodge Ram 1500 problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Dodge Ram 1500 in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 250480    
251720 11042 wheel studs broke off rear, replaced studs but had to do rear brakes as a result of damage 
 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Dodge Ram 1500 in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 EGR valve replaced 
65000 100 Power steering rack leaking. 
 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Dodge Ram 1500 in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 90000    
100000 400 Clutch replaced 9 months ago, new clutch kit pilot bearing suffered premature failure. Replace (again) 10/2010. Parts covered by the shop. 
130700 1300 Pinion gear bearing. Second failure. Rotted engine bay fuel line L front wheel bearing. Replaced l 
143000  

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500

Engine not specified

Dodge Ram 1500 in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 113000    
119000 0 Needed front right wheel bearing when sold. Needed water hose when sold. 

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Dodge Ram 1500 in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 27000    
30700 300 Emissions parts replaced. Did a smoke test but no leaks in the system. Replaced more parts in the emissions system. 
 

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Dodge Ram 1500 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 54000    
56000 367 Sensor before Cat. Converter was bad. 
71000 579 Manifold problems Bad Catalytic Converter 
76000 1029 Timing belt clicking noise, lifters,  bad catalytic converter connection to exhaust 
76000 1100 Replaced catalytic converter, leaking exhaust manifolds. Leaking power steering pump. Repaired Third Brake Light. 
80000 110 Could not replicate the problem - Changed oil as requested and reset check-engine light. 
101000 0 Check Engine Light 
 

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Dodge Ram 1500 in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 55000    
56000 400 Leaking power steering rack replaced. 
 

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Dodge Ram 1500 in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 90000    
91000 60 Power steering pump was whining. Replaced and changed fluid. 
 

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Dodge Ram 1500 in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 79000    
80000 1000 truck could not shift out of park. part that allowed you to shift into gear after stepping on brake broke and needed replacement. 
89000 500 Brakes rotors pads needed replacement front and rear, tho front critical and rear could wait a couple of months, so only worked on front. 
90000 1000 Rear brakes replaced pads and rotors. 
90000 1600 replaced front lower ball joints. replaced 4 tires.  replaced rusted brake line. replaced rusted exhaust supports 
93000 530 Replace exhaust system cat.back 
94000 310 rear drivers window stopped working halfway up. wires were problem. also discovered but not repaired were u joint needs replacing ($425) and 3 oxygen sensors are gone($900 for all 3). Deciding on whether to repair or trade....soon! 

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