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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.

2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,667 miles

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 072015

Ram 1500

  • 159,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the rear wheels seized without warning. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact discovered that the rear drive shaft disengaged from the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V038000 (power train). The failure mileage was 159,000.

- Nashville, IN, USA

problem #5

Jul 262010

Ram 1500

  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated while driving at 35 mph, the driveshaft fractured from the vehicle, causing the rear of the vehicle to lock. The vehicle was towed to a local repair facility where the contact was awaiting a diagnosis and repairs. The manufacturer was not contacted. The VIN was not available. The current and failure mileages were approximately 124,000.

- Petersburg, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 232005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
My 2002 Dodge pickup developed a buzzing/rattle while driving.I first thought it to be an exhaust system failure.it turned out to the drive shaft.my truck only has 75,000 miles on it, and has never been in an accident.the dealer techs say the inner shaft failed.I still have the old part.

- Mansfield, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 292002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

Rear end started howling very loudly. She started slowing down when the rear end locked up and the driveshaft fell out onto the road.

- Texarkana, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 292002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Rear end started howling very loudly. She started slowing down when the rear end locked up and the driveshaft fell out onto the road.

- Texarkana, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 232002

Ram 1500

  • miles
None

- Austin, TX, USA

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