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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2002 has the well-known and documented problem with their dashboards falling to pieces, but it also has engine failure from oil sludge. That's a doube shot of awful in your morning coffee.

3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,500 miles

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 accessories - interior problems

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 192009

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 which I bought new has the dash cracking all over.

- Ashland City, TN, USA

problem #5

Jan 012010

Ram 1500

  • 13,000 miles
Cracked dash board. Dash board is falling apart. Huge chunks are falling out.

- West Point, GA, USA

problem #4

Nov 082006

Ram 1500

  • 78,000 miles
The 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 slt was bought in 2006. 2 months later, the rear end had to be replaced. No warranty. (2000.00 out of pocket). Six months later, the front end went out. (2083.00 out of pocket). No more problems until 6 months ago. Had to replace all wheel bearings and brakes ( $1500 out of pocket) now, my mechanic says that the brakes and front suspension has to be replaced(another $2300 out of pocket) this truck has never been taken off-road. It has been very well taken care of. Dodge has been notified, no response. How can they expect us to keep buying their vehicles, when they can't or won't tell us what is going on? I have not received a recall for any of the things that have happened.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #3

Jun 162007

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

(1) no events that led to cracked dashboard. (2) dashboard has developed numerous cracks and small pieces from vents have started to fall. (3) brought to the attention of Dodge dealership during routine maintenance, service personnel said that there was nothing they could do, because truck was out of warranty.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #2

May 232005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
Cd/cassette clock radio - clock gains time; must be reset once evey 2 months

- Shaw Afb, SC, USA

problem #1

Sep 262001

Ram 1500

  • miles
The clock spring was replaced 3 times, there was a problem with the door locks, speakers, and body scratches. Also no keyless entry as promised when the vehicle was purchased. Also the passenger door regulator was replaced, the roof seam leaked water

- Jamestown, NC, USA

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