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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
81,550 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. reapaint (1 reports)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012010

Ram 1500 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,650 miles


2002 Dodge ram washed once a week and waxed every 2 months (Florida sun). Hood and roof turning white. Paint only covered 7 years.Dodge service quoted $1,000.00 to repaint it ( roof and hood only) My old Pontiac's paint started to peal off after 10 years and they repainted the entire car at no cost. They wrote it off under goodwill. Way to go dodge!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Next truck will not be Dodge.

- , Safety Harbor, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 052010

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

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I've been diligent with washing and waxing this truck by hand (no drive thru washes) since I bought the truck new in 2002. Last spring I noticed that the paint was getting dull on the roof and the hood. It has progressively gotten worse and appears as if the clearcoat is gone and the paint is fading.

- , Chico, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 012010

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles

How long should paint last? I would assume that clear coat should protect it and stay on the vehicle.

- , Milledgeville, GA, USA

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