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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 092002

Ram 1500

  • miles


After vehicle has gone in reverse and brakes are applied, and again when pulling forword and brake is applied, there is a "clanking noise" as if maybe a loose brake caliper. It has been taken to a dealership for repairs 3 times to no avail. The first time, I was told that I just needed to tighten my wheels. The second time the (rt) upper and lower control arms were replaced. The third time the left control arms were replaced as well as the brake pads. All this work is being done to a new truck and the mechanics don't even know what is wrong with it. They are simply replacing things that they think it might be. I-am very concerned and frustrated because I have a new truck that is constantly in the shop and I now have nothing to drive. Please help.

- Tuscola, TX, USA

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