As of 2015, the 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 has recalls for wheel hub assembly problems, faulty steering boxes and unsafe passenger-side air bag design. Certain CarQuest, National and Precision replacement wheel hub assemblies have the potential to wear the inboard roll form on two-wheel drive Rams, resulting in wheel separation.
In 2010, Fabtech Motorsports issued a recall on replacement pitman arms for use with the 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. Due to faulty manufacturing, the Fabtech pitman arm has the potential to fracture and break loose from the steering box, resulting in complete steering loss.
In 2014, Chrysler announced a recall for passenger-side airbags in the 2003 Ram. Mixed with high humidity conditions, the airbag's inflator unit has the potential to rupture at the time of airbag deployment. Metal fragments from a ruptured inflator unit increase the chance of serious injury during a crash.
A recall by K&N Engineering was issued for Dodge Ram fuel performance kits manufactured prior to September 2004. Material from a poorly designed tube wall has the potential to jam open the engine throttle body. A jammed open throttle causes unintended acceleration and the risk of a crash. A recall was also issued on Safelite replacement glass used on the Dodge Ram prior to 2008. This glass does not meet Federal safety regulation standards, as a glazing material prevents the safety glass from properly shattering in the event of a crash.