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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,603 miles

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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

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problem #19

Jun 012002

Ram 1500

  • 0 miles

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

When the vehicle hits a bump it jumped all over the road. The consumer felt like he was going to lose control of the vehicle. The consumer believes the suspension was not appropriate for the vehicle. Nlm

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #18

Oct 092002

Ram 1500

  • 2,700 miles
Left front control arm were not replaced, only the brake pads. Dealership claimed this would fix the problem. However, there was still a clanking noise at front left and right wheel area. Consumer's inspection revealed that on both sides the pivot arms were loose and had rotated several times hitting the suspension arm frame mount area and there were gouges in the frame mount. Further inspection also revealed exhaust leak on the bottom side of the muffler at the back weld or seal of the unit. Consumer planned on taking vehicle to another dealership.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #17

Mar 052003

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
ODI #768732: Brake pads were replaced. However clanking noise at front left and right wheel area still existed. Inspection revealed pivot arms had rotated, making contact with the suspension arm frame mount area which caused gouges in the frame mount area. Further inspection revealed exhaust leak from bottom side of muffler.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #16

Mar 042003

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

The vehicles steering, transmission and suspension failed.

- Council Bluffs, IA, USA

problem #15

Feb 112003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
The vehicle pulled to the right, an alignment was performed, however the problem recurred.

- Saugus, CA, USA

problem #14

Jan 012003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
While traveling on the highway there is a loud vibration and bumping noise. Please furnish additional information dealership is aware of the problem.

- Scottdale , AR, USA

problem #13

May 052002

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

My 02 Ram qc 1500 4X4 gets unsettled when hitting uneven pavement/bumps, especially in the middle of a turn. You need to make sure you have both hands on on the wheel or you might find yourself in the next lane.

- El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

problem #12

Nov 122002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having problems with the alignment. Consumer also stated that the vehicle will not go straight. Dealer was contacted and stated that the aligment had problems. Also stated that has problems with the clockspring and it has been replaced four times.

- Masa, AR, USA

problem #11

Jul 012002

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer states that while driving the vehicle will jumped lanes when it hits a bump in the road. The whole vechile will vibrate when is exceeds speeds of 65 mph and over. Contacted dealer, cannot fix problem.

- Manior, TX, USA

problem #10

Sep 022002

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer states vehicle vibrates/bounces excessively when driving on rough roads or going over a pothole. Vibration is excessive and consumer feels as if going to lose control of vehicle. Vehicle has been checked by dlr 3X and had tires replaced. Problem is still exists.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #9

Oct 222001

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

Truck vibrates a lot on the highway. Nlm

- Mission Hills, CA, USA

problem #8

Aug 012002

Ram 1500

  • miles
While traveling on the highway there is bumping and knocking noise coming from the rear end of the vehicle. The dealership is aware of the problem. Nlm

- Kapowsin, WA, USA

problem #7

Sep 012002

Ram 1500

  • miles
While traveling on the highway without prior warning. The rear end jump into another lane the dealership is aware of the problem.

- Citrus Hghts, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 152002

Ram 1500

  • miles
When driving on either dry or wet road surfaces and run over abumps or pot holes, it causes vehicle to lose control or wander across the road. Vehicle been to the dealer on three occasions, and they stated that it was the normal characteristic of vehicle. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #5

Jul 272002

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At highway speed if vehicle hits a bump in road vehicle gets wheel hops.

- Carl Micheal, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 102002

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the vehicle hit a bump losing contact with the road and jumped into another lane, the vehicle also hydroplanes while being driven in rainy weather, the dealer has been contacted about these problems.

- Applegate, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 152002

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving 50 mph suspension dropped, causing loss of control.

- Leander, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 092002

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the back of vehicle swerved where consumer almost lost control. The tail end sits up high. Contacted dealer and dealer indicated to put cement in back end. Nlmthe wind had cought the back end of the vehicle making vehicle's back end break contact with the road surface causing the vehicle to slide four(4) to six(6) feet to the left. Consumer no longer has this vehicle.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 132002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Vehicle vibrates violently at speeds of 60mph and higher. Dealer has been notified. Please provide additional information.

- Pheonix, AZ, USA

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