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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,500 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 Van 2500 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 122005

Ram Van 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles


When engaging the cruise control it would intermittently cause the vehicle to shift and advance to a higher speed. Dealer was notified via phone. The dealer or a repair shop made no inspection at this time. The vehicle has accelerated suddenly a number of times in the past 3 years. The cruise control was recently fixed but that was because it didn't work at all.

- Grayslake, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 262001

Ram Van 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When vehicle is at a complete stop at idle, vehicle will quit running or rev up to 1000 rmps, and lurch forward. Contacted dealer, who informed consumer they were aware of the problem, and their quick solution was to leave air conditioner on.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

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