3rd Generation (2003—2009) Ram 2500 Problems

Ram 2500 owners with a 2003—2009 model year have the most problems with the interior (30%), suspension (15%), and the hvac (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Front Tire Bounces Out of Control 8 complaints at an average of 45,875 miles in the 2005 Dodge Ram 2500.
  2. Dashboard Cracked 180 complaints at an average of 96,647 miles in the 2003 Dodge Ram 2500.
  3. Strong Front End Shake 15 complaints at an average of 112,500 miles in the 2007 Dodge Ram 2500.

What Ram 2500 Year is Most Reliable?

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 Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2009 18 11 22 5.75
2008 44 13 35 15.02
2007 79 15 42 26.58
2006 163 13 44 38.12
2005 55 14 36 20.68
2004 118 16 68 19.7
2003 335 15 71 18.62

Watch out for these common problems

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