definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,375 miles

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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 suspension problems

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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 162011

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 64,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while attempting to park, he applied the brakes but the vehicle would not stop. A clicking noise was heard and the vehicle eventually stopped. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they noticed that the front suspension was damaged. The front suspension system was replaced by the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The failure mileage was 64,000. Updated 08/15/11 the consumer stated he had no power for approximately two to three miles. A diagnosis revealed the left front bearing hub and anti-lock speed sensor were bad and needed to be replaced. Also, the turbo charger was broken and the fuel injection pump was bad. Updated 05/03/12

- Vernon, CT, USA

problem #7

Dec 212003

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Have had nothing but trouble with my 02 Ram 2500 truck. Rear brake pads had nothing but rust holding the pads in place, had the turbo and fuel pump replaced, U-joints and yoke on 4WD shaft worn out and hanger bearing on rear drive shaft worn out at about 70,000mi, tail gate cable broke after only two years, when clicking from high beam to low beam occasionally all lights go out, cannot use heated mirrors because they will blow a fuse and I won't have any heat, and now all ball joints and tie rod ends are worn and need replaced. I bought this truck new with only 75 miles on it, when I had the fuel pump and turbo replaced at around 78,000 miles, my mileage increased from about 350 miles per tank to about 550 miles per tank of fuel. Highway driving is much higher mpg. Fuel gage no longer works, empty at half tank of fuel now. Was quarter tank and empty. I'm sure the transmission will be next, I've been putting special fluid additive in that, this seems to help with smoothness of shifting and power. Never ever will I waste my money on a vehicle made by the "big three" again. There is a good reason why Toyota is taking over the market.

- Bedford, PA, USA

problem #6

Feb 052004

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 23,000 miles
Since new my Dodge 2500 4X4 diesel P/U has worn the outside of the front tires. With only 23000 miles I have just purchased new tires. The mechanic at the tire store was kind enough to inform me this is a well known defect with Dodge trucks, and there is a fix. This would cost me between $250.- $350. Depending on labor. I do not believe the consumer should have to pay for this inherent problem because of manufacturer oversight and potential accidents.

- Maryville, TN, USA

problem #5

Oct 192003

Ram 2500

  • 26,000 miles


While driving there was severe vibration in the front end of vehicle. Consumer managed to pull over, checked out problem, but found nothing. Took vehicle to dealership. Mechanic attempted to repair the vehicle 3 times, but the problem has not resolved.

- Hopewell, VA, USA

problem #4

Apr 082003

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
When the vehicle started out between 15 - 17 rpms, the vehicle vibrated.

- Needham, MA, USA

problem #3

Sep 052002

Ram 2500

  • miles
Vibration in front end at all speeds after 30 mph.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 312002

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer states that while at highway speeds vehicle shimmy's all over the road. Consumer states if you hit a pot hole, could be very dangerous.

- Leander, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 012002

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling on highway and without prior warning, steering wheel will wander off to the left. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Grapeland, TX, USA

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