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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,835 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 3500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012005

Ram Van 3500

  • 12,000 miles


Truck began to vibrate dramatically upon braking. The rotors were warped, the brake pads in the front were too small and was causing the problem, a clunking noise had started coming from the rear as time progressed and returned after repairs. At 30,000 miles the entire rear differentail went out.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

Oct 172002

Ram Van 3500

  • 3,670 miles
Pulled off interstate for gas and heard rear differential making a loud grinding noise. Vehicle was pulling a small utility trailer. Paint has been bubbling off the differential. Dealer found entire differential and rear axle bearings needed to be replaced. Repair was done at dealership, and upon returning home, the rear end failed again, same symptoms. Entire differential and rear axle bearings were replaced a second time.***** dims 11 IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis******769323.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

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