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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,248 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.

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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 302006

(reported on)

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles


2002 Dodge 2500 has problems with the diesel flow fuel problem. Since 48,500 miles the engine periodically loses power and drops to 1500 RPM's. this failure mostly occurs with a load on board and when in traffic. The engine regains full power within 2-5 miles. A computer scan at a local repair facility indicated a possible problem in the injector timing circuit or in the pump system.

- Newfield, NY, USA

problem #4

Mar 042005

Ram 2500 4WD

  • 31,190 miles
While pulling out of the driveway, there was no power steering and no brakes. After the vehicle was towed to the dealer, no defects were found, however, the vehicle was suspected to have a valve leaked. The consumer later saw oil on the ground, got into the vehicle and the same thing occurred again. He let the vehicle run for a few minutes and the power and brakes came back.

- Colbert, WA, USA

problem #3

Oct 032002

Ram 2500

  • miles
Complaint involving 2002 Dodge Ram truck. (nar) the consumer has experienced ongoing problems with vehicle and requested that the dealership repurchase the vehicle.

- Quitman, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 012003

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • 50 miles
There was a loud noise coming from the vehicle............

- Scottdale, AZ, USA

problem #1

Feb 202002

Ram 2500

  • miles
Replaced engine timing gear and chain.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

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