really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,667 miles

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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 152007

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 129,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500. While pulling out of the driveway with a trailer in tow, the brake light illuminated. The contact depressed the brakes all the way to the floor in order to stop the vehicle. Brake fluid began to leak. The contact, who is a mechanic, inspected the vehicle and noticed that the rear and front brake line was rusted and the hitch failed. The brake lines were replaced. The dealer stated that the VIN was not included in hitch recall number 872. The speed was unknown. The current mileage was 130,000 and failure mileage was 129,000. Updated 10/18/07 updated 03/08/10 the consumer offered his opinion regarding the sudden accelerations problems with Toyota. Updated 03/18/10

- Ashburnham, MA, USA

problem #2

May 062003

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 turbo diesel. In May 2003 the trailer that was attached to the vehicle detached and forced the contact's vehicle to crash into a brick wall at 60 mph. Upon impact, the air bags failed to deploy. Also, the seat belt failed near the fastener, but has been repaired. The contact stated that the same year while driving about 40 mph and approaching an intersection a vehicle turned in front of contact's vehicle and he struck the vehicle from the rear passenger side. The air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle's dashboard contained large cracks that he could fit his hand. The dealer stated that this vehicle was out of warranty. The contact stated that the air bags were a major safety issue because they may fail to deploy again if another crash occurred. The current mileage is 42,000, and failure mileage was 20,000. Updated 05/23/07.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 082005

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 1992 haul right 60 boat trailer manufactured by B and M. while traveling 60 mph the tongue broke where it hooks on the truck, causing the boat and the trailer to fall down and hit the pavement. When the boat trailer was inspected it showed additional weakness in the tongue. The consumer product safety commission told the contact to contact NHTSA because the trailer had brake lights. She has tried to contact the boat manufacturer, and could not contact them by phone or letter. They have not gotten a response, and the dealership was out of business.

- Leon, IA, USA

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