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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,333 miles

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 lights problems

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 242011

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles


Was on way home from work 830 at night. Got pulled over by state troopers because I had no tail lights! come to find out this is a huge issue with Dodge pick ups! what would of happen if I had my 3 kids in the truck got hit because person could not see me!! need help with the issue please!

- Cohoes, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 132007

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge 1500. The tail lights and parking lights malfunctioned. The repair shop stated that the relay for the fuses were burned and could not find the part to make the repair. The VIN, engine size, and number of cylinders were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 91,000.

- New Hall , IA, USA

problem #1

Mar 102005

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at night driver noticed that the tail lights, cruise control, and brake lights were inoperative. This caused poor visibility to the driver. Vehicle was taken to a garage for inspection, but mechanic could not duplicate the problem.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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