definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,085 miles

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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 engine problems

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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 122013

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • 81,254 miles


While accelerating the truck start the decelerate and reaccelerate multiple times within a 2-3 second time period and the check engine light came on for large evap leak. This issue happened a number of times throughout a couple week time period. When I brought it to the dealer they said there was debris in the tank that could have clogged the lines, flushed out the lines and continued on. The issue happened again a couple of weeks later and continued for weeks. I brought it back to the dealer they said the pump was bad and needs to be replace, replaced pump continue on. After about 8 months the issue came back and check engine light came back on for large evap leak. Had system check for leaks and found none. The issue still continue months later a random intervals. Luckily the acceleration issue has been mostly when I was accelerating from low speeds and from stop lights. If I had this issue when trying get a cross a busy intersecting I could be killer.

- Jasper, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 122005

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
When engaging the cruise control it would intermittently cause the vehicle to shift and advance to a higher speed. Dealer was notified via phone. The dealer or a repair shop made no inspection at this time. The vehicle has accelerated suddenly a number of times in the past 3 years. The cruise control was recently fixed but that was because it didn't work at all.

- Grayslake, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 262001

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When vehicle is at a complete stop at idle, vehicle will quit running or rev up to 1000 rmps, and lurch forward. Contacted dealer, who informed consumer they were aware of the problem, and their quick solution was to leave air conditioner on.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

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