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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.

7.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
125,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 lights problems

lights problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 022010

Ram 1500 1500 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

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

Sure is a royal pain in the ass to have to pull my fuse every damn time I use my headlights. And it kind of has a mind of its own, when the problem first started, as soon as I put the fuse in for my running lights, the running lights and tail lights came on automatically. Could not turn them off unless I pulled the fuse... Then I got pulled over one night because I had no tail lights, come to find out, when I used my brights the tail lights and running lights would shut off.. Then maybe a week later, I could turn the brights on and the tail lights would stay on, just for a minute though. Sometimes when I use my brights the tail lights won't shut off at all, but the majority of the time they do... As I said, a mind of its own. Also having tranny problems with this effin piece of sh*t.

- , Springfield, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 212008

Ram 1500 Sport 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

When there is no key in the ignition and the headlight switch is OFF, the corners in the front and the running tail lights remain on, and then when all the normal lights are on and I use my high beams, they( the corners and tails) shut off. In order to turn them off I currently pull the fuse. I checked fuses, replaced the headlight switch and have tested the turn signal multi-switch, anyone have any other ideas?

- , Hudson, NH, USA

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