2nd Gen (1994 – 2002) Dodge Ram 2500 Problems

The 2nd generation of the Ram 2500 has a cumulative PainRank™ of 5.78. That can be compared against other Dodge generations. Shopping for a Dodge? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 1994–2002 Ram 2500 model years have sent in 514 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the interior (71%) followed by the body (5%) and the transmission (4%).

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 2001 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2002 84
8.5
2001 193
15.34
2000 67
5.06
1999 90
9.92
1998 17
2.54
1997 28
6.6
1996 19
2.45
1995 7
0.54
1994 8
1.06

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