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2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 122003

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles


While having vehicle serviced at dealer technician stated that consumer would have to wait two weeks to get recall repairs done for side view mirror replacement while vehicle was missing mirror.

- Landing, NJ, USA

problem #5

May 282003

Ram 3500

  • miles
While traveling on the highway without prior warning the passenger side mirror broke in half.

- Georgetown, LA, USA

problem #4

Aug 262002

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles
Both outside mirrors failed. The spring loaded mechanism that holds the mirrors in place failed. I contacted the dealership to order the parts and learned they are on backorder and will be about two weeks to get replacements. I also contacted the Chrysler customer service number and was told they had no idea if any changes were being made to the part or not. If they replace these mirrors with the same thing they will malfunction again. This is a large truck, you need outside mirrors to drive it. You need the mirrors to see the vehicles beside you. A recall should be done to ensure that the proper changes are made to these components. I was told there were 1500 of these mirrors on order, so evidently I am not the only one with this problem.

- Kings Mtn, NC, USA

problem #3

Aug 252002

Ram 3500

  • miles


The drivers side mirror came lose on the freeway. I had to go to the dealer to fix it. I think Dodge should recall the mirrors, because this could cause a major accident. This could also cause damage to the truck, posable even breaking the glass out of the door or windshield! this would most likely result in a deadly car accident. If it wasn't a power mirror the cords wouldn't have stopped it, and instead of the it just dangling there it would become a projectile which could kill a pedestrian! or damage another car. The problem is so small that Dodge could fix the problem easily and cost affectively, and avoid all the bad press.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jul 062002

Ram 3500

  • miles
Drivers side external rearview mirror base "snapped". it now swivel's loosely when driving preventing normal/safe usage.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 132002

Ram 3500 4WD

  • miles
Both outer mirrors snapped and swing un restrained. Unable to safely change lanes. The more recent failure was while towing a trailer with children in the vehicle.

- Alamogordo, NM, USA

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