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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
140,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Dodge Ram Van 3500 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 152011

Ram Van 3500 8-cyl

  • 140,000 miles


Total loss of steering due to severe frame rot, which led to the detachment of the steering mounts on the passenger side. Luckily it happened at a slow speed, at that point had to be towed. Had just exited highway at speeds of 65 mph. I informed Dodge of this problem approximately 6 months ago, basically they don't care. Vehicle is only 8 years old. If it is happening to my van it is happening to all vans. Action needs to be taken quickly in order to save lives.

- Lowell, MA, USA

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