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:
88,000 miles

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 242014

Ram 1500

  • 160,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated while driving at approximately 55 mph and activating the left turn signal, the right indicator activated. The dealer was contacted. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Ramer, AL, USA

problem #3

Jul 012011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the turn signals would either not function, or the opposite signal would illuminate whenever they were turned on. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The failure and current mileages were 112,000. Updated 8/29/11 updated 09/28/11

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 012005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 80,000 miles
The consumer was driving on a city street in January when he turned the turn signal to the turn right, he looked down and saw that the turn signal was flashing to the left. This problem recurred repeatedly. There were times when the left turn signal was on, the indicator would show that the turn signal was to the right. The owner said that sometimes if he'd accidentally hit the steering wheel, the indicator would switch to the other direction. The consumer had taken the vehicle to the dealership and they could not find cause of the problem. The owner contacted Dodge, who said that the consumer could take the vehicle to another dealership. The consumer thought that this did not make sense. The problem intermittent. When the problem did occur, it seemed to repeat itself then it wouldn't happen for a while. There were no warning lights or any other warnings when the problem occurred. (11/21/05)

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #1

Feb 252005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The turn signals do not operate, which is making it difficult to inform other drivers when the vehicle is making turns. Owner will take vehicle to dealer for repairs for the second time.

- Mountville, SC, USA

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