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2002 Dodge Ram 1500
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2002 has the well-known and documented problem with their dashboards falling to pieces, but it also has engine failure from oil sludge. That's a doube shot of awful in your morning coffee.
Worst 2002 Ram 1500 Problems by Category
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- interior accessories problems553NHTSA complaints: 28
- engine problems149NHTSA complaints: 97
- AC / heater problems65NHTSA complaints: 1
- suspension problems40NHTSA complaints: 89
- body / paint problems38NHTSA complaints: 286
- drivetrain problems26NHTSA complaints: 71
- lights problems26NHTSA complaints: 38
- transmission problems25NHTSA complaints: 37
- cooling system problems23NHTSA complaints: 7
- electrical problems15NHTSA complaints: 84
- wheels / hubs problems14NHTSA complaints: 32
- brakes problems11NHTSA complaints: 49
- windows / windshield problems10NHTSA complaints: 15
- steering problems9NHTSA complaints: 52
- fuel system problems4NHTSA complaints: 6
- seat belts / air bags problems3NHTSA complaints: 68
- exterior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 56
- clutch problems1
- exhaust system problems1NHTSA complaints: 7
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 53
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