2nd Gen (1994 – 2002) Dodge Ram 3500 Problems

The 2nd generation of the Ram 3500 has a cumulative PainRank™ of 3.57. That can be compared against other Dodge generations. Shopping for a Dodge? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 1994–2002 Ram 3500 model years have sent in 135 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the interior (55%) followed by the transmission (8%) and the fuel system (5%).

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 (?)
2002 45
16.33
2001 35
6.86
2000 11
1.44
1999 11
1.57
1998 8
1.29
1997 16
3.49
1996 6
1.14
1995 0
0.0
1994 0
0.0

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