3rd Generation (2003—2009) Ram 3500 Problems

Ram 3500 owners with a 2003—2009 model year have the most problems with the interior (24%), suspension (12%), and the hvac (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Cracked Dashboard 71 complaints at an average of 96,854 miles in the 2003 Dodge Ram 3500.
  2. Jumps Out of Park 3 complaints at an average of 14,167 miles in the 2005 Dodge Ram 3500.
  3. A/c Not Working 15 complaints at an average of 59,949 miles in the 2006 Dodge Ram 3500.

What Ram 3500 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 8 11 21 9.65
2008 26 15 29 8.08
2007 53 18 41 30.27
2006 77 15 47 36.84
2005 44 12 32 27.32
2004 34 14 71 8.81
2003 104 15 73 14.17

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