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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
113,694 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. the rail that the lights plug into needs to be replaced (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 lights problems

lights problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 072015

Ram 1500 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,581 miles


I have replaced my headlight bulbs at least 12 different times. If I hit a bump it says left low beam out and if I hit another bump it says left high beam out. There have been so many issues with this truck, I have been putting more money in it then what it's worth

- , Peterstown, WV, USA

problem #2

Nov 142006

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,500 miles

When you hit bumbs it beeped and lit up lamp out. This went on for about a year until i started replacing parts it finnaly ended when i changed the bar the bulb slides into.

- , Deer Park, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 012008

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 175,000 miles

Everytime I hit a bump or drive on a bumpy road, the idiot light "Lamp Out" comes on. After figuring out which light was "burnt out" I start to replace it. By just moving the "burnt out" light just a bit, the "Lamp Out" goes out. So, no "burnt out" light. This happens about twice a year. Its more annoying than a problem. Luckily I haven't got pulled over when it decided to act up. Are there any solutions besides the dealership??

- , Saluda, VA, USA

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