3rd Gen (2003 – 2009) Dodge Ram 3500 Problems

The 3rd generation of the Ram 3500 has a cumulative PainRank™ of 19.26. 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 3500 model years have sent in 345 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the interior (24%) followed by the suspension (12%) 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 8
9.65
2008 25
7.73
2007 53
30.27
2006 77
36.84
2005 44
27.32
2004 34
8.81
2003 104
14.17

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