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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,444 miles

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Aug 142004

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

I have a 2002 Dodge quad cab 1500st automobile. Sometimes when I am in the process of making a turn the vehicle loses power. This causes a loss of power stering and brakes which can cause an accident to occur. I know two other people who have 2002 Dodge 1500 trucks and they have had tthe same problem.

- Moore, OK, USA

problem #7

Oct 042004

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving oil gauge moved up and down. Took the vehicle to be serviced at the dealership. Consumer was told there was sludge build up on the motor. Also, it was due to improper maintenance. Consumer stated that she had every receipt where she has taken the vehicle in for regular oil changes. Consumer was concerned because she only had the vehicle for one year, and this should not be happening.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #6

Jun 042004

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving between 35 to 45 mph vehicle stalled. Dealer inspected vehicle several times but could not duplicate or correct the problem.

- Lodi, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 212004

Ram 1500

  • 49,000 miles

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

The vehicle stalled while driving at 55 mph. The consumer managed to pull over and had the vehicle towed. The dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. The cause has yet to be determined.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 152002

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
A/C "warms up in heavy traffic or at light. Blows cold while moving down highway only. I have had it to 2 different dealers and both say that Dodge put an inadequate blower/compreesor in the vehicle for its size. One dealers "'solution" is to run A/C blower on low so that the air "won't warm up so fast"

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #3

Apr 082004

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Approximately six times, the vehicle cut off while sitting in traffic or a stop sign. Dodge had been aware of the problem but did not know what caused this and or how to fix it.

- Pearl, MS, USA

problem #2

Feb 102004

Ram 1500

  • 14,000 miles
Vehicle idles roughly. Dealer is aware of the problem, but has not resolved the problem.

- Watsonville, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 292003

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving the vehicle stalled. The dealer inspected the vehicle but could not duplicate or correct the problem.

- Lakeview, OR, USA

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