3rd Gen (2002 – 2008) Dodge Ram 1500 Problems

The 3rd generation of the Ram 1500 has a cumulative PainRank™ of 56.77. That can be compared against other Dodge generations. Shopping for a Dodge? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.

Owners of the 2002–2008 Ram 1500 model years have sent in 3463 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the interior (35%) followed by the engine (19%) and the body (6%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 Reliability PainRank (?)
2008 207
47.37
2007 203
45.22
2006 294
59.63
2005 311
53.02
2004 428
54.87
2003 997
51.48
2002 1013
85.77

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