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:
89,000 miles

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 windows / windshield problems

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 072011

Ram 1500

  • 151,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the windshield wiper motor malfunctioned during inclement weather and the contact was unable to see clearly because the windshield wipers would not function. The contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic and the mechanic informed the contact that the windshield wiper motor needed to be replaced. The contact did not replace the windshield wiper motor. The failure mileage was 151,000.

- Winchester, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 042006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 40 mph in the rain, the windshield wiper motor shut off. The manufacturer advised him to take the vehicle to the dealer for a diagnosis. They stated they would decide if they would pay depending on the diagnosis. The current and failure mileages were 27,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Chesapeak, VA, USA

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