2002 DODGE RAM VIN: 1D7HA18N22S711864

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VIN 1D7HA18N22S711864 Decoding Dodge Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

DODGE

Manufacturer Name

FCA US LLC

Model

Ram

Model Year

2002

Plant City

DETROIT

Trim

1500

Vehicle Type

TRUCK

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Dodge City Assembly

Plant State

MIAMI

Series2

E Series

Note

Body Type: Hatchback for PT Cruiser

Body Class

Pickup

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 2E: 6,001 - 7,000 lb (2,722 - 3,175 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4x2

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

8

Displacement (CC)

4700.0

Displacement (CI)

286.81159724524

Displacement (L)

4.7

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Multipoint Fuel Injection (MPFI)

Other Engine Info

Sales Code: EVA

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2002 DODGE RAM Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2002 DODGE RAM Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1D7HA18N22S711864

Components: STRUCTURE

June 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11048121
Consumer Location: MANHATTAN BEACH, CA
VIN: 1D7HA18N22S****

Summary of Complaint

DASH IS FALLING APART. EVERY DAY PIECES ARE COMING OFF. ALSO I NEED TO REPLACE THE HEATER CORE AND I'M AFRAID THE THAT THE DASH WILL COMPLETELY FALL APART.

Components: STRUCTURE

June 01, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10339211
Consumer Location: SIMPSONVILLE, SC
VIN: 1D7HA18N22S****

Summary of Complaint

DASH OF VEHICLE (2002 DODGE RAM 1500) CRACKING LEAVING VERY SHARP EDGES. THE DASH HAS BEEN CARED FOR AS PER DEALER RECOMMENDATIONS. DODGE HAS THOUSANDS OF COMPLAINTS BUT HAS FAILED TO TAKE ANY ACTION. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

May 18, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10241653
Consumer Location: MEMPHIS, TN
VIN: 1D7HA18N22S****

Summary of Complaint

THE DASHBOARD BEGAN CRACKING TWO YEARS AGO AND HAS CONTINUED TO DO SO. THERE ARE NOW SEVERAL LARGE CRACKS IN THE DASHBOARD. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

April 20, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10168065
Consumer Location: BILOXI, MS
VIN: 1D7HA18N22S****

Summary of Complaint

FIRST LET ME STATE THAT PRIOR TO THIS EXPERIENCE, I ABSOLUTELY LOVED MY DODGE TRUCK. ON 20 APR 2006, MY 2002 DODGE RAM 1500 PICK-UP WITH 50,529 MILES STARTED STALLING AFTER THE ENGINE WARMED UP. THERE WAS A DISTINCT "PINGING" SOUND COMING FROM THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER BEFORE THE ENGINE WOULD STALL. MY 17 YEAR OLD SON WAS DRIVING THE VEHICLE AND WAS RETURNING FROM SOCCER PRACTICE WHEN THIS FIRST STARTED. I BROUGHT IT TO THE DEALERSHIP WHERE I PURCHASED THE TRUCK--THEY COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING WRONG, BUT BASED ON MY DESCRIPTION FELT THAT THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER MIGHT BE BAD, SO THEY REPLACED IT. THIS SEEMED TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM UNTIL A MONTH AND 1,100 MILES LATER THE VERY SAME SYMPTOMS AROSE (ENGINE STALLING WHEN WARMED UP, AND A "PINGING" SOUND COMING FROM THE VICINITY OF THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER. THIS TIME THEY DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM AS BEING SCORED PISTONS, REQUIRING ME TO REPLACE MY ENGINE BLOCK...AT 51,679 MILES! A QUALITY ENGINE WOULD NOT FAIL AT THIS LOW MILEAGE. I CALLED DODGE, THEY AGREED THAT IT SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED'AND WERE VERY APOLOGETIC THAT MY WARRANTY HAD EXPIRED, BUT THEY REFUSED TO SHARE THE BURDEN OF THE NEARLY $7,000 COST WITH ME, DESPITE THE FACT THAT THERE WAS ONLY 51,679 MILES ON THE VEHICLE. WOULD YOU BUY A TRUCK WHOSE ENGINE FAILED AT 50,000 MILES? I CERTAINLY WILL NEVER AGAIN. *JB

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

January 08, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10113620
Consumer Location: CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
VIN: 1D7HA18N22S****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE WAS TRAVELING AT 60 MPH WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN T DRIVER HEARD THE ENGINE KNOCKING LOUDLY, AND NOTICED THAT THE OIL PRESSURE WENT DOWN. THIS CAUSED THE ENGINE TO FAIL.*AK

Components: AIR BAGS

June 11, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10079616
Consumer Location: MEMPHIS, TN
VIN: 1D7HA18N22S****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE WAS INVOLVED IN A FRONTAL COLLISION WHILE DRIVING AT 45 MPH. UPON IMPACT, NONE OF THE FRONTAL AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. THE ENTIRE FRONT END OF VEHICLE WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED. DRIVER SUSTAINED SHOULDER, LEG, ANGLE AND KNEE INJURIES, AND WAS HAVING HEADACHES. *AK

Components: SEATS

September 12, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10039078
Consumer Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
VIN: 1D7HA18N22S****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A POWER ASSISTED SEAT. I SLOWLY BEGAN TO NOTICE THAT THERE IS A ROCKING MOTION, IT IS VERY NOTICEABLE WHEN I BRAKE OR ACCURATE. IT SEEMS TO GET WORST AND I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER WHO STATED THAT THEY HAD ANOTHER VEHICLE LIKE MINE AND THAT IT HAD THE SAME MOTION. THEY STATED THAT IT WAS NORMAL. IF THE ROCKING GETS ANY WORST, IT MAY GIVE THE DRIVER A DIFFERENT FEEL OF THE VEHICLE WHICH MAY CAUSE HIM TO REACT INCORRECTLY IN DIFFERENT SITUATIONS AND CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. *JB

Components: SUSPENSION

May 28, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10021786
Consumer Location: DALLAS, TX
VIN: 1D7HA18N22S****

Summary of Complaint

THE FRONT SUSPENSION MADE A CLUNKY NOISE. DEALER INSPECTED FOUR TIMES AND PROBLEM STILL EXIST. *TT

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

February 18, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11403626
Consumer Location: SAN BERNARDINO, CA
VIN: 1D7HU18Z82S****

Summary of Complaint

2002 DODGE RAM 1500 4X4 5.9L WAS DRIVING DOW HEY 10 WHEN MY BACK TRIES LOCKED UP COULDN'T GET IT IN GEAR OR OUT ALMOST CRASH WHEN GOT IT ON TO SIDE OF ROAD AND STOPPED WHEN IT FINALLY WAS ABLE TO GO IN A GEAR IT WAS REVERSES AND IT WOULD JUST MAKE THIS GOD AWFUL GRINDING NOSE TRUCK WAS TOWED BACK HOME

Components: STRUCTURE

July 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338270
Consumer Location: NEWPORT, ME
VIN: 1D7HU18N52J****

Summary of Complaint

THE BEAM UNDER THE BED OF THE TRUCK IS BREAKING APART. NO OTHER PART UNDER THE TRUCK HAD THIS PROB. NO CORROSION ANY OTHER PLACE BUT THE BEAM OF THE TRUCK

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING ENGINE

June 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11228709
Consumer Location: SEALE, AL
VIN: 1D7HA18ZX2J****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING ALL OF THE GAUGES HAVE QUIT WORKING HEADLIGHTS STAY ON WILL NOT TURN OFF.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 14, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11220970
Consumer Location: BRIDGETON, MO
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

HELLO, I HAVE HAD A PROBLEM WITH MY DODGE RAM THE FUEL LINE SYSTEM JUST CRACKED AND CAUSED MY VEHICLE TO CATCH FIRE AND BLOW UP WHILE MYSELF IN MY 7 YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER WAS IN THE VEHICLE MY VEHICLE HAS BEEN MAINTAINED SINCE DAY ONE WHEN I BOUGHT IT BRAND NEW NEVER HAVING PROBLEMS WITH IT OTHER THAN YOUR WILL WELLS WERE NEVER DRILLED OUT TO DRAIN THE WATER IN THE BACK I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE HAD OTHER ISSUES WITH THIS VEHICLE ON THE SAME INCIDENT. MYSELF IN MY GRANDDAUGHTER INHALE VERY TOXIC FUMES BEFORE WE WERE ABLE TO GET OUT THE TRUCK AS IT WAS ON FIRE AND INCHES AWAY WHEN IT EXPLODED.PICS AND REPORT WONT DOWNLOAD THANK YOU

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

May 09, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11219740
Consumer Location: CLEVELAND, OH
VIN: 1B7HU18N62J****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 DODGE RAM 1500. WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO RESTART THE VEHICLE, BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. AN INDEPENDENT TOWING COMPANY TOWED THE VEHICLE TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE ENGINE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE BACK TO THE INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE WIRE HARNESS CONVERTIBLE BOX HAD A LOT OF CORROSION AROUND IT AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. A COLLISION SHOP WAS CONTACTED. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 30, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11209073
Consumer Location: PLANO, TX
VIN: 1D7HA18Z92J****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE WILL NOT GO INTO REVERSE OR DRIVE. WILL NOT COME OUT OF PARK. STUCK IN DRIVEWAY CANNOT MOVE NEEDS TO BE TOWED IN FOR REPAIR. HE WILL TURN BUT VEHICLE WILL NOT SHIFT OUT OF PARK.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 16, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11208128
Consumer Location: VERO BEACH, FL
VIN: 3D7HA18N62G****

Summary of Complaint

TRIED TO GET THE TRUCK STARTED AND COULD NOT GET IT TO WORK. TOOK THE KEYS OUT AND THROW THEM UP ON THE DASH AND THE TRUCK STARTED AND ALL ELECTRONICAL STUFF IN TRUCK CAME ON. THEN WHEN DRIVING HOME IT WOULD REV UP AND DOWN AND WOULD TRY TO SHUT OFF WHEN I HAD TO STOP

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 22, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11203977
Consumer Location: LUFKIN, TX
VIN: 1D7HA18N52S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 DODGE RAM 1500. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 45 MPH, THE DRIVESHAFT DETACHED AND CAUSED THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE TO SEIZE. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE CONTACT CALLED SOUTHERN CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP AT 936-634-7793 (LOCATED AT 2711 S MEDFORD DR, LUFKIN, TX 75901) AND THE MANUFACTURER AND WAS INFORMED THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 262,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

June 04, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11183292
Consumer Location: LITTLE ELM, TX
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TURNED ON THE A/C AND DASH CRACKED AND WHITE POWDER WAS COMING OUT OF MY VENTS AND NOW MY HEATER IS NOT WORKING THAT HAPPENED ON THE PASSENGER SIDE, I THINK THE AIRBAG CAME OPEN BUT DID NOT DEPLOY?

Components: VISIBILITY

November 09, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11162268
Consumer Location: ANCHORAGE, AK
VIN: 1D3HU18Z62J****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 DODGE RAM 1500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BLOWER MOTOR WIRING WAS DAMAGED IN THE VEHICLE AND FAILED TO PRODUCE HEAT IN COLD WEATHER. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT CALLED ANCHORAGE CHRYSLER, DODGE, JEEP (2601 EAST 5TH AVENUE, ANCHORAGE, AL 99501, 855-269-2609), BUT NO ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 170,000.

Components: SUSPENSION WHEELS

December 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11156598
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 DODGE RAM 1500. WHILE DRIVING 75 MPH, THE REAR WHEELS SEIZED AND THE VEHICLE SLID OFF THE ROAD WITHOUT WARNING. THERE WAS NO CRASH. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 107,000. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

November 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 11154759
Consumer Location: BROOKLYN PARK, MN
VIN: 3D7HU18N82G****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL. NO HEAT FROM DRIVERS SIDE HVAC, THIS CAUSES VISIBILITY PROBLEMS CAUSE POOR WINDOW DEFROSTING. WIFE IS DISABLED WITH NO INCOME CAN'T AFFORD THE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS FOR SERVICE OR AFFORD A NEWER VEHICLE. NEVER HAD HEAT PROBLEMS IN ANY OF MY OLDER VEHICLES LIKE THIS. BEEN THIS WAY FOR 4 YEARS NOW.

Components: ENGINE

March 24, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11151648
Consumer Location: MOORHEAD, MN
VIN: 3D7HU18N52G****

Summary of Complaint

4.7L ENGINE HAS A SLUDGE BUILD UP PROBLEM WHICH IN TURN CAUSES ENGINE TOTAL FAILURE. I'VE HAD ENGINE REPLACED 3 TIMES WITH BRAND NEW REMAND FROM CHRYSLER CORP. AND ALL ENGINES WERE INSTALLED AT ASE CERTIFIED SHOP AND ALL HAVE BLOWN UP ALSO DUE TO THIS SLUDGE BUILD UP PROBLEM THAT CHRYSLER CORP IS AWARE OF BUT REFUSES TO ADMIT ITS ENGINE FACTORY DEFECT AND ALL MY ENGINES FAILED AT 1,200 MILES/ 1,468 MILES/27,497 MILES ON LAST ENGINE AND ALL FAILED OF SAME CAUSE SLUDGE BUILD UP.

Components: STEERING STRUCTURE

October 26, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11150278
Consumer Location: HOWELL, NJ
VIN: 2B6HB11Y32K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 DODGE RAM 1500. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE FRAME AROUND THE STEERING BOX DISCONNECTED FROM THE STEERING DUE TO EXCESSIVE RUST. THERE WAS NO WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE DEALER WAS NOT CALLED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 65,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE

June 13, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 11149560
Consumer Location: ANDALUSIA, AL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

A FEW YEARS AFTER THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED, THE DASH BEGAN TO DEVELOP CRACKS AND HOLES. THIS HAS GOTTEN WORSE AND WORSE TO THE POINT WHERE A DASH COVER HAD TO BE PURCHASED TO AVOID THINGS FALLING DOWN BEHIND THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. CURRENTLY, THERE IS MORE MISSING THAN STILL IN PLACE IN THE VEHICLE. THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM IN THIS GENERATION, AND DODGE HAS NOT ADDRESSED IT, OTHER THAN TO CLAIM IT IS STRICTLY COSMETIC. THE PLASTIC PIECES ARE EXTREMELY SHARP, AND HAVE RESULTED IN A NUMBER OF SUPERFICIAL CUTS WHEN WORKING ON THE DEFROST VENTS, OR WHEN ADJUSTING THE CARPETED DASH COVER. OTHER PIECES HAVE FALLEN INTO THE VENTS AND THEN BEEN EJECTED INTO BOTH DRIVER AND PASSENGER'S FACES WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONER/HEATER ARE TURNED ON. PIECES OF PLASTIC RATTLE BEHIND THE DASH, AND HAVE FALLEN INTO THE AIR CONDITIONER CONTROLS AND RADIO HARNESS, POSSIBLY BEING THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE OF THE FRONT SPEAKERS (BUT NOT VERIFIED) IF THEY HAVE CUT THE WIRES. IF THE AIRBAG DEPLOYS, THE PERDON IN THE SEAT IS LIKELY TO BE BLINDED OR DISFIGURED FROM THE AMOUNT OF DANGEROUSLY SHARP SHRAPNEL, ASSUMING IT HAS NOT ALREADY BEEN CUT AND RENDERED USELESS. REPLACEMENT DASHES FROM DODGE ARE PRICED AT NEARLY $1,000, WHICH IS A RIDICULOUSLY EXORBITANT AMOUNT TO EXPECT CUSTOMERS TO PAY IN ORDER TO FIX A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT INSTALLED BY THE COMPANY. OVERLAYS OF DECENT QUALITY COST NEARLY A THIRD OF THAT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

October 06, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11143387
Consumer Location: POWHATAN, VA
VIN: 3D7HA18N02G****

Summary of Complaint

INTERMITTENT TURN SIGNAL FAILURE. TURN LEFT SIGNAL ON, AND FLASH THEN RIGHT SIGNAL WILL OCCASIONALLY FLASH. SOMETIMES LEFT AND RIGHT WILL ALTERNATE. THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS EMERGENCY FLASHERS WHERE BOTH LIGHTS ARE ON AT THE SAME TIME. THIS IS DANGEROUS, I'M IN A LEFT TURN LANE WITH MY LEFT BLINKER ON BUT MY TRUCK IS TELLING OTHER DRIVERS THAT I WANT TO TURN RIGHT. THE FAILURE, ERRATIC BEHAVIOR IS RANDOM AND INTERMITTENT.

Components: AIR BAGS

August 17, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11123069
Consumer Location: LEAVENWORTH, KS
VIN: 3B7HA18N82G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 DODGE RAM 1500. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THE CONTACT REAR ENDED THE PRECEDING VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE DRIVER AND TWO PASSENGERS WERE INJURED AND SOUGHT MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN UNKNOWN LOT. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 140,000. **TR UPDATED 11/8/18*JB

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 31, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11099212
Consumer Location: TUCSON, AZ
VIN: 3D7HU18Z32G****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVESHAFT SEPARATED FROM REAR AXLE AND WHEELS LOCKED.VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION.

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 23, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11097887
Consumer Location: BRADENTON, FL
VIN: 3D7HU18N22G****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING ON HIGHWAY WHEN DRIVE SHAFT FELL OFF AND REAREND LOCKED UP

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

April 25, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11090087
Consumer Location: HAMLIN, WV
VIN: 1D7HU16NX2J****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 DODGE RAM 1500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS EXTENSIVE RUST, CORROSION, AND HOLES ALONG THE ENTIRE FRAME AND UNDERCARRIAGE OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRAME WAS DETACHING DUE TO THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN INSPECTED AND DIAGNOSED BY A DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 118,000.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 12, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11084850
Consumer Location: CORSICANA, TX
VIN: 3D7HA18N52G****

Summary of Complaint

THE FCM AND PDC ARE EXTREMELY BAD ON THE 2002 DODGE. THEY CORRODE CAUSING YOUR BRAKE LIGHTS, BLINKERS, HEADLIGHTS AND EMERGENCY FLASHER NOT TO WORK. DODGE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MANDATED TO RECALL AND REPLACE BOTH PARTS ON EVERY TRUCK. THE CORROSION IS DO TO THE POOR DESIGN OF THE PDC "FUSE BOX" WITH HOLES IN THE BOTTOM ALLOWING WATER AND MOISTURE TO ENTER THE PDC AND START TO CORRODE. THIS IN TURN CAUSING THE FCM " FRONT CONTROL MODULE" TO SHORT OUT. THIS IS A SEVERE DANGER TO THE TRUCK OWNER AS WELL AS OTHER MOTORISTS AND PEDESTRIANS ON THE ROAD. THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS MATTER AND NEEDS TO BE LOOKED IN TO AND FIXED. I HAVE PERSONALLY EXPERIENCE THIS AND HAVE ALMOST BEEN HIT SEVERAL TIMES BY MOTORISTS BEHIND ME DO TO THE FACT MY TAILLIGHTS QUIT WORKING AND MY BLINKERS DID AS WELL. I HAVE REPLACED MY FCM AND PDC 4 TIMES ALREADY AND EACH ONE SHORTS OUT AFTER A YEAR. THAT'S $600-$1200 EACH TIME. DODGE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS PROBLEM.

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 18, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11080242
Consumer Location: NAPANOCH, NY
VIN: 1D7HU18N32S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 DODGE RAM 1500. WHILE DRIVING 2 MPH, THE PINION BOLT LOOSENED AND FELL OFF, WHICH CAUSED THE DRIVE SHAFT TO FRACTURE AND ALSO DETACH. THE FAILURE CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO SEIZE. ROBERT GREEN CHRYSLER, DODGE, JEEP IN MONTICELLO, NEW YORK WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V038000 (POWER TRAIN). THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND REFERRED THE CONTACT TO NHTSA. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 197,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 20, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11067307
Consumer Location: GOODYEAR, AZ
VIN: 1D7HA18Z92J****

Summary of Complaint

MY TRUCK IS A 2002 DOGE RAM 1500. MY AIR BAG LIGHT IS ON. WHENT TO THE DEALER SHIP IT SEEMS THAT THEY DONT MAKE THE MAUGEL NO MORE. SO HOW CAN I DRIVE MY VEHICLE IF THE AIR BAGS DONT WORK. NEED HELP PARTS, IS DESCANTINUE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

January 29, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11066636
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 3D7HA18Z02G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 DODGE RAM 1500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE INDEPENDENTLY SURGED FORWARD OUT OF GEAR MORE THAN ONCE WHILE IN PARK. THE VEHICLE HAD TO BE STOPPED AND FORCE WAS APPLIED TO PREVENT THE FAILURE. THE DEALER (GILLMAN CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM, 10585 W SAM HOUSTON PKWY S, HOUSTON, TX 77099, (713) 776-4900) WAS NOTIFIED AND SCHEDULED AN APPOINTMENT. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE. *TT *TR

Components: STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER VISIBILITY/WIPER

June 06, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11062924
Consumer Location: TEANECK, NJ
VIN: 3D7HU18N02G****

Summary of Complaint

MY DASHBOARD HAS HOLE IN IT. ITS BEEN CRACKING FOR A WHILE AND REALLY DIDN'T PAY ATT

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

December 06, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 11057495
Consumer Location: PALMDALE, CA
VIN: 1D7HA18N82J****

Summary of Complaint

ABOUT 3 YEARS AFTER BUYING MY NEW DODGE TRUCK THE DASHBOARD STARTED TO FALL APART, BECOME BRITTLE. ITS CURRENTLY IN COMPLETE PIECES. THE VEHICLE HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN MOTION AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN PROTECTED FROM THE SUN. I KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF CASES JUST LIKE MINE. PICTURES WILL BE AVAILABLE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 19, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11055936
Consumer Location: ASHEVILLE, NC
VIN: 1D7HU18Z62J****

Summary of Complaint

MY WIFE AND I WERE DRIVING AT ABOUT 55 MPH AND NEXT THING WE KNOW WE HEARD A VERY LOUD BANG AND THEN MY REAR END LOCKED UP AND ABOUT CAUSED US TO HIT THE CAR BESIDE US ONCE I WAS ABLE TO PULL OVER SAFELY I GOT OUT AND FOUND MY DRIVESHAFT SEPARATED FROM THE REAR END SO I HAD IT TOWED TO THE LOCAL MECHANIC AND HE HAD INFORMED ME THAT MY PINION NUT HAD CAME LOOSE AND BACKED OUT THAT IT WAS NOT PROPERLY TORQUED I HAVE CONTACTED THE DEALERSHIP AND THE CORPORATION OF RAM AND NEITHER WILL OWN UP TO IT EVEN THOUGH THEY INFORMED ME THERE WAS A PENDING RECALL FOR MY YEAR MODEL FOR THAT PINION NUT AND THEY ALSO INFORMED ME THAT I DO HAVE THE SAME REAR END AS THE 05 MODEL THAT DID HAVE A RECALL ON THE PINION NUT WHICH IS THE 9.25' RING GEAR CHRYSLER REAR END BUT THEY SAID SINCE MINE IS A 2002 THEY CAN DO NOTHING ABOUT IT AND THAT I AM STUCK WITH PAYING FOR REPAIRS FOR SOMETHING THAT SHOULD'VE NEVER HAPPENED ON A TRUCK WITH 124,000 MILES AND SOMETHING THAT COULD'VE INJURED MY WIFE AND I AND I'VE SEEN A LOT OF REPORTS OF THIS SAME THING HAPPENING TO PEOPLE ATLEAST ONCE I DON'T SEE WHY THIS IS NOT A RECALL BECAUSE I SEE IT AS A HUGE SAFTEY ISSUE

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 24, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11034794
Consumer Location: OOLTEWAH, TN
VIN: 3D7HU18Z82G****

Summary of Complaint

THE DASH IS CRACKING AND PIECES FALL DOWN INTO THE VENT THEN WHEN I TURN ON HEAT OR AIR PIECES COME FLYING OUT HITTING MYSELF OR PASSINGERS IN EYES AND FACE

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 18, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11031834
Consumer Location: ATWATER, OH
VIN: 3D7HU18N12G****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING HOME A NOISE STARTED TO OCCUR WHEN LETTING OFF GAS PEDAL, GOT LOUDER THE MORE I DROVE, I DRIVE 25 MILES TO AND FROM WORK, WELL AS I WAS COASTING TO SLOW TO ENTER MY DRIVEWAY (I LIVE IN THE COUNTRY) AND THE THEN BOOM AND NO POWER REAR END LOCKED RIGHT AT END OF MY DRIVE AND WOULD NOT MOVE, FOUND DRIVE SHAFT GONE AND PINION WAS PULLED INTO DIFFERENTIAL, STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF AS STATE ROUTE HAD TO DRAG TRUCK OFF OF ROAD REMOVED COVER AND FOUND REAR END CHEWED UP, MY QUESTION IS WHY IS DODGE ONLY COVING THIS REA END BACK TO 2005 AND NOT TO WHEN THEY STARTED USING IT IN 2002, GLAD IT DIDN'T HAPPEN IN HEAVY TRAFFIC, I WOULD HAVE BEEN HURT OR WORSE SOMEONE ELSE WOULD HAVE

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 22, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 11013055
Consumer Location: ROGERS, AR
VIN: 3D7HA18N22G****

Summary of Complaint

THE DASH AND DASH COMPONENTS ARE CRACKING AND OR BREAKING CAUSING SHARP EDGES AND FLAYING DEBRIS. I HAVE RESORTED TO USING GORILLA GLUE AND A DASH MAT TO MINIMIZE THESE ISSUES BUT IT HAS GOTTEN SO BAD THAT THIS IS NO LONGER SUFFICIENT. I HAVE TAKEN THE TRUCK TO A DEALER AND I HAVE HAD THEM INSPECT THIS ISSUE. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED.

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 31, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11011955
Consumer Location: PALM COAST, FL
VIN: 1B7HU18Z92J****

Summary of Complaint

TODAY AROUND 1AM COMING HOME FROM WORK, I WAS GOING 65 MPH AND I WAS COMING UP ON MY TURN.I SLOWED DOWN AND MY 2002 DODGE RAM QUAD CAP DID A NOSES DIVE FELT LIKE I WAS SLAMMING ON THE BRAKES. TOOK THE TURN BRING IT BACK UP TO 40MPH TO SEE IF I CAN SEE WHAT IT WAS ( THINKING I HIT MY E BRAKE) AND ALL OF A SUDDEN HURD A BIG BOOM AND MY TRUCK LOCK UP GOING AROUND A DIRT ROAD ALMOST GOING IN TO THE TREES, NOW MY TRUCK IS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD SIDE WAYS.

Components: STRUCTURE

February 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11002962
Consumer Location: CORONA, CA
VIN: 3D7HA18Z62G****

Summary of Complaint

I'M CONCERNED THE CRACKED DASH WILL BECOME SHARP PLASTIC PROJECTILES IF THE AIRBAG EVER DEPLOYS.

DODGE RAM Sold

dodge ram 1997 vin 1b7hc16x3vs283493
1997 DODGE RAM Normal Run & Drive
1B7HC16X3VS283493
dodge ram 1997 vin 1b7hf16y8vs156268
1997 DODGE RAM Collision Unknown
1B7HF16Y8VS156268
dodge ram 1997 vin 3b7hc13z5vm584233
1997 DODGE RAM Other Unknown
3B7HC13Z5VM584233