3rd Generation (2002—2003) Ram Van 1500 Problems

This generations ranks 24th out of 60 Dodge generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the body (46%), interior (26%), and the brakes (6%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Excessive Frame Rust 4 complaints at an average of 72,700 miles in the 2002 Dodge Ram Van 1500.
  2. Dashboard Cracking 4 complaints at an average of 92,311 miles in the 2002 Dodge Ram Van 1500.
  3. Rusted From Frame to Steering Linkage 2 complaints at an average of 112,000 miles in the 2003 Dodge Ram Van 1500.

What Ram Van 1500 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Dodge model years.

Watch out for the 2002 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2003 4 7 69 1.15
2002 11 7 72 4.06

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