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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,100 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Dodge Ram 2500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 152003

Ram 2500

  • 20,000 miles


Dash board is crumbling exposing numerous controls, gauges, wiring, and airbag components which is a huge safety concern. The A/C has seized to work anymore due to electrical problems which is spreading to other control gauges and components. The safety of the airbag system is now a concern.

- La Jolla , CA, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Jan 052009

Ram 2500

  • 60,000 miles
1) electrical problems. Lights kept going in and out 2) dash cracking and crumbling. Pieces falling into air vents and preventing windshield from defrosting! dangerous! could cause an accident. Dash is in such bad shape that if passenger air bag were to be deployed it could kill someone due to flying pieces of hard plastic all over the vehicle. Make Dodge recall this product! what are you waiting for? you already have thousands of complaints for this problem!

- Locust Grove, GA, USA

problem #2

Oct 302002

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the clutch locked up and the vehicle was inoperable. While driving 55 mph, it seems as if the clutch releases and the rpms increase before the vehicle begins to drive normally. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer approximately twelve times, but they can never duplicate the failure. The clutch has been replaced twice. The failure occurs intermittently. The current mileage was 35,000 and failure mileage was 500. Updated 01/24/08 the dealer stated wiring plug fuse blown, alarm will go off with key in ignition or not, pdc cover broken, difficult to start in cold weather, noticed a burning smell, and fuel injection. Updated 01/24/08

- Carson City, NV, USA

problem #1

May 032002

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer states that while driving all the digital readings on the dash came on. The turn signal, headlights, brakes etc. A red light sensor on the dash came on and the headlights came back on.

- Panama City, FL, USA

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