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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,000 miles

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 suspension problems

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 232010

Ram 1500

  • 84,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 60 mph the front passengers side wheel detached from the vehicle. The contact was able to control the vehicle and pull over to the emergency lane. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technicians diagnosed the failure and stated that it was caused by the front wheel hub bearing assembly which had separated. The technician stated the upper and lower control arms, front steering, knuckle hub, rotor assembly, brake caliper, ABS speed sensor, brake line hose, wheel, and lug bolts all needed to be replaced. The vehicle also sustained damage to the fender. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 84,000.

- Greenwood , SC, USA

problem #1

Oct 152004

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
While driving 40 mph consumer applied the brakes and vehicle did not stop. The front wheel hub assembly broke on driver's side, causing the vehicle to flip.

- Camden, AR, USA

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