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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Recalls

RepairPal provides easy-to-read analysis of 10 official 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 recalls. Find out if your 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 needs service due to a recalled defect and learn how to fix it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 27, 2015

When deployed in a crash, the passenger front air bag inflator can rupture due to excessive internal pressure. As a result, metal fragments from the inflator can strike occupants.

Chrysler will notify owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Chrysler recall number is R26.

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 3, 2014

Certain vehicles are being recalled because the passenger airbag inflator may rupture upon deployment. Vehicle occupants could be struck by metal fragments resulting in personal injury.

Chrysler will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning December 5, 2014. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 6, 2013

An unexpected loss of steering control can occur due to a broken tie rod assembly.

Chrysler will notify owners beginning December 2013. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Chrysler recall number is N62.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 6, 2011

The left side outer tie rod ball stud may fracture. This could result in a loss of directional stability in the left side front wheel, increasing the risk of a crash.

This should be considered a high priority recall. The left tie rod stud could fracture without warning. Please contact your Chrysler dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on August 28, 2009
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RepairPal Expert Overview on March 20, 2006

On trucks with diesel engines, when attempting to quickly exit the vehicle with the engine running, the driver may accidentally leave the automatic transmission in reverse. This could allow rearward movement of the vehicle.

This is not a recall, but is an important safety campaign. Please contact your Dodge dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 27, 2004
RepairPal Expert Overview on June 5, 2003

The aluminum wheels can crack and fail, causing loss of vehicle control.

Dodge notified owners of affected vehicles starting in June 2003. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Dodge recall number is C21.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 10, 2003