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 body / paint problems

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 212003

Ram 1500

  • miles


While driving in inclement weather the driver side door would not close all the way which caused water to come inside of the vehicle.

- Catoosa, OK, USA

problem #3

Oct 162002

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer states that when trying open the rear doors it will heavily vibrate and will make a loud popping noise. Dealer notified

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 232002

Ram 1500

  • miles

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 262002

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Transfer case is leaking, vehicle has been taken into dealership five times already for transfer case leak, but solutions do not work. *akconsumer received no help from the dealership. Consumer is requesting replacement of vehicle. Also there was a noise coming from the front of vehicle, the passenger quad door will not open with the inner handle, the lock rods were out of adjustment.

- Coospay, OR, USA

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