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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 accessories - interior problems

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 102004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While jacking the vehicle hook attachment to the jack was twisted. Consumer was able to jack up the vehicle, but failed and hit the ground. No injuries reported. Consumer drove the vehicle to dealer for inspection, and mechanic informed consumer that this part was not under warranty, and consumer needed to pay for repairs.

- Godley, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 252002

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
The jack that is shipped with the Dodge Ram 1500 is way too small to handle the parge truck. I had to change a tire today for the first time. The vehicle fell off of the jack twice. The jack is a small cylinder type, with a small footprint. While jacking the rear wheel according to the instructions in the user manual, the jack slips easily because a) it has a small footprint that remains in contact with the ground, and B) the extentions used to turn the cranking mechanism on the jack are wobbly, which can cause the jack to move while raising and lowering. I researched this with several other Dodge Ram owners, each who have purchased separate heavy duty jacks to allocate for the insufficient standard jack that ships with the vehicle. I contact DaimlerChrysler today about this issue.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

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