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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,050 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 012004

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,100 miles


An excess of 50 thousands of play in the upper and lower ball joints of my 2002 Dodge 2500 4X4 quad cab diesel has been detected by two independent service shops. The dealer, southtown Dodge, refuses to replace the ball joints under warranty, citing only 20 and 24 thousandths play with 30 thousandths allowable. Over the last 5000 to 6000 miles, the ball joint wear has caused the steer tires to wear rapidly and erraticly steers itself when in motion. The dealer offered to replace the ball joints for "around $800" if I am "so concerned.

- Imperial, MO, USA

problem #1

Feb 242004

(reported on)

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 17,000 miles
The vehicle's tie rods and ball joints experienced problems. Please provide any additional information.

- Morrill, NE, USA

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