really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,182 miles

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problem #11

Mar 192009

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
My 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 which I bought new has the dash cracking all over.

- Ashland City, TN, USA

problem #10

Jan 012010

Ram 1500

  • 13,000 miles
Cracked dash board. Dash board is falling apart. Huge chunks are falling out.

- West Point, GA, USA

problem #9

Nov 082006

Ram 1500

  • 78,000 miles
The 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 slt was bought in 2006. 2 months later, the rear end had to be replaced. No warranty. (2000.00 out of pocket). Six months later, the front end went out. (2083.00 out of pocket). No more problems until 6 months ago. Had to replace all wheel bearings and brakes ( $1500 out of pocket) now, my mechanic says that the brakes and front suspension has to be replaced(another $2300 out of pocket) this truck has never been taken off-road. It has been very well taken care of. Dodge has been notified, no response. How can they expect us to keep buying their vehicles, when they can't or won't tell us what is going on? I have not received a recall for any of the things that have happened.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #8

Jan 052008

Ram 1500

  • miles
1. replaced fuse (original equipment) on my 2002 Dodge Ram pickup for the left rear trailer lights with storehouse fuse bought at harbor freight store. 2. fuse did not "blow" as it should and "welded" itself into fuse block. I cannot remove the remnants of the fuse. 3. this may necessitate complete replacement of the fuse block at considerable cost. Possible hundreds of dollars.

- Grant, FL, USA

problem #7

Jun 162007

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
(1) no events that led to cracked dashboard. (2) dashboard has developed numerous cracks and small pieces from vents have started to fall. (3) brought to the attention of Dodge dealership during routine maintenance, service personnel said that there was nothing they could do, because truck was out of warranty.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #6

Nov 012005

Ram 1500

  • miles
The board 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab dashboard is all cracked and breaking apart. Read about this problem in my local action line section where other Dodge owners of different models between the years 2000 and newer were having the same problem. The dashboard started cracking near the vents and has proceeded to break in other places along the entire dashboard, about less than a month after the warranty expired. I' have asked around to people related in the industry, and have been informed that was a very costly repair. Several hundred dollars worth. Also, I have a friend who experienced the same problem on a 2000 Dodge 1500. Please help, thank you.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #5

Mar 102007

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dash board cracking, dash light and headlight went out while driving. Also, replace windshield twice. Unknown why the windshield crack.

- Debary, FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 082005

Ram 1500 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

problem #3

May 232005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
Cd/cassette clock radio - clock gains time; must be reset once evey 2 months

- Shaw Afb, SC, USA

problem #2

Dec 262004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles
I am now in the process of having the rack and pinion replaced for the second time. The first time the rack and pinion went out and this time was during driving the vehicle in four wheel drive in the snow. The first occurance was at 40,000 miles when we had 6 inches of snow and this time was at 114,000 miles in 8 inches of snow. This vehicle is how I make a living and is not used for recreational off roading. The damage to the rack and pinion occured during regular four wheel driving on city streets.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #1

Sep 262001

Ram 1500

  • miles
The clock spring was replaced 3 times, there was a problem with the door locks, speakers, and body scratches. Also no keyless entry as promised when the vehicle was purchased. Also the passenger door regulator was replaced, the roof seam leaked water

- Jamestown, NC, USA