3rd Gen (2003 – 2009) Dodge Ram 2500 Problems

The 3rd generation of the Ram 2500 has a cumulative PainRank™ of 20.91. That can be compared against other Dodge generations. Shopping for a Dodge? You could do worse (but you could also do better).

Owners of the 2003–2009 Ram 2500 model years have sent in 802 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the interior (30%) followed by the suspension (15%) and the hvac (11%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Dodge model years.

Watch out for the 2006 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2009 18
2008 44
2007 79
2006 154
2005 55
2004 118
2003 334

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