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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,500 miles

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 102010

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 105,000 miles


Failure of "crossover tube" in fuel injection system. Massive leakage vehicle would not start. Could have caused fire if happened on road luckily happened as I was pulling into driveway. I have failed part and will send wherever if desired to have part.

- Joelton, TN, USA

problem #1

Aug 012007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. He stated that the engine light remained illuminated when he cranked the vehicle. He noticed the vehicle would rough idle when he came to a stop. The dealer stated that the codes indicated there were vacuum leaks in the fuel system. The current mileage was 34,000. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Pickens, SC, USA

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