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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles

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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 122014

Ram 2500 6-cyl

  • 160,000 miles


This diesel truck was started in order to let it warm up. Owner went into a building to retrieve a pair of gloves and returned 5 min later to find the vehicle on fire. Smoke was pouring out of the front cowl at the base of the windshield. Entry to the vehicle was attempted in order to put the fire out however the locking mechanism kept the doors shut so entry could not be attained. The truck was on fire and it had locked the doors. The drivers side window had to be busted out with a fire extinguisher in order to gain entry. Once the fire was extinguished the problem area was evident. The entire heater blower area was melted.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 032002

Ram 2500

  • 0 miles
Who the [xxx] let the dang color of the interior pass the test? surly someone must have said I love the truck, but the multi color dots on the inside need to be changed. Would a solid (gray, black, tan) have been all that hard to do" it looks like someone threw up fruity pebbles in there. What were you thinking" also my truck has less than 100,000 miles on it and I have a large rip on the front seat. I would think it would at least make it to 100,000 miles. Several 95 Chevy (over 130,000 miles), a 99 Chevy (unk miles) in my family with no tears or ugly coloring. Come on what is up with the color choice? information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Mesquite, TX, USA

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