hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,333 miles

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problem #3

Sep 012010

Ram 3500

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the vehicle began to experience trouble shifting gears. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop and the contact was informed that the throttle position sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure recurred twice after repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 160,000. Updated 10/27/11

- Milford, CT, USA

problem #2

Jan 122005

Ram 3500 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 3500

  • 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