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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:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 1
Average Mileage:
88,000 miles

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 012013

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

I am being ignored on a seat belt recall nearly all 4.7 engines have oil pan failure

- Marinette, WI, USA

problem #6

Jul 032015

Ram 1500

  • 253,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55 mph, an abnormal sound emitted from the front driver and passenger wheels. The failure recurred constantly. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10E040000 (wheels). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 253,000.

- Maigs, GA, USA

problem #5

Jun 062012

Ram 1500

  • miles
I have had trouble with my power train and wheel twice, the first incident the front wheels broke apart completely, I was driving at a slow speed so no injuries except to the highway I had it replaced and less than three years had to be replaced again. My dash is cracked so bad it looks just awful.I had no idea so many other people had the same problem. I was never notified about the recall on the power train. I am very disappointed about that. I have several grand kids that rides with me. I should have been notified, and send a replacement letter. The unknown or other in the affected parts is my dash.

- Hartford, AL, USA

problem #4

Feb 142013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 176,000 miles

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

Gas pedal stuck, and caused unintended accelerating while making a left turn onto a busy street. Vehicle spun out while my husband tried to get the pedal unstuck the truck spun out more and turned a 180 facing oncoming traffic back passenger tire hit against the cement median knocking the tire in and busting the axel.

- Butte, MT, USA

problem #3

Feb 242010

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 wheel hub bearing assembly separation / wheel separation, while traveling at a speed of 35 -40 mph on the highway, my vehicle began to shake and pull to the right and then the wheel right front wheel hub bearing assembly failed causing my vehicle to become disabled during a snow storm.

- New Philadelphia, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 082006

Ram 1500

  • 78,000 miles
The 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 slt was bought in 2006. 2 months later, the rear end had to be replaced. No warranty. (2000.00 out of pocket). Six months later, the front end went out. (2083.00 out of pocket). No more problems until 6 months ago. Had to replace all wheel bearings and brakes ( $1500 out of pocket) now, my mechanic says that the brakes and front suspension has to be replaced(another $2300 out of pocket) this truck has never been taken off-road. It has been very well taken care of. Dodge has been notified, no response. How can they expect us to keep buying their vehicles, when they can't or won't tell us what is going on? I have not received a recall for any of the things that have happened.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #1

May 252003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 11,000 miles
While traveling at 50 the right front tire slightly touched the gravel on an uneven parkway, and caused the driver to lose control of vehicle, the vehicle flipped and crashed. Upon impact, the air bags failed to deploy. The passenger was killed. When the tire left the road the consumer turned the wheel back to the left to get the vehicle back onto the road. The vehicle fishtailed in the rear and collided head on into the concrete culvert, flipped end over, and rolled upside down into a ditch. Neither air bag deployed. The consumer was told the size of the wheels should be redesigned due to the chassis. (the change of the center gravity caused the vehicle to be unstable)

- Onalaska, TX, USA

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