Most cars come in models that live up to the hype, while others fall short. 

It's advisable to steer clear of some years since they are so terrible. 

Consumer Reports lists the 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 as one of the vehicles to stay away from.

In actuality, all Dodge Ram 1500s had a difficult time in the early 2000s. 

Thank goodness, Dodge Ram has changed for the better, and the newest versions are more dependable and fun to drive.

Let's examine what was wrong with the 2002 model and what Dodge Ram has subsequently done to make up.

2002 Dodge Ram 1500 The most common complaint from owners of 2002 Ram 1500 vehicles was dashboard cracks, totaling a staggering 563 complaints. 

Because they require a vehicle that can sustain damage while on the job, some drivers might not give a damn. 

If so, a damaged dashboard won't matter much, but for other people, it's a deal-breaker.

Other significant issues had nothing to do with outward looks. The 2002 has the well-known and well-documented issue with its dashboards breaking, 

but it also suffers engine failure due to oil sludge, according to Consumer Reports. That's two shots of terrible in your morning joe.

Consumer Reports rates this as a 9.3 on its severity rating due to how dangerous this can make driving as well as the $3,610 it will cost you to get it repaired.

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