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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 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,321 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 #5

Feb 282003

Ram 1500

  • 12,000 miles

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

When the vehicle went over a pump in the road, it stalled.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #4

Mar 252003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
Engine stalls when air is off, and stalls when air is on.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 012003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 50 miles
There was a loud noise coming from the vehicle............

- Scottdale, AZ, USA

problem #2

Feb 202002

Ram 1500

  • miles
Replaced engine timing gear and chain.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 102002

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 780 miles
Engine dies in traffic, cause is unknown. Consumer stated the crankshaft sensor was replaced.

- Nantucket, MA, USA

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