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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
66,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. repair frame (1 reports)
2002 Dodge Ram Van 1500 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 102007

Ram Van 1500 1500 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


A lot of vans have frame rust to the point of not being safe. Paint coming off interior and exterior. Dodge just blows you off, because it was over thier warranty.

- , Narragansett, RI, USA

problem #1

Aug 082013

Ram Van 1500 318 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

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excessive frame rust excessive frame rust excessive frame rust

I found a post on here where someone had the exact same failure and I wanted to post my pics as well. I purchased this van new in 2002 and have kept it up well to have the underside fail. If I am reading of this failure being common on these vans and they are well maintained, I think there is a problem. I got the usual ander from Dodge on this that it is old and it is a matter of where I live being in Ohio. I think it is wrong. I am at the end of my rope on this. If anyone has advise or wants to team up with me on going to Chrysler, please reply.

- , Brooklyn, OH, USA

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