2nd Generation (1994—2002) Ram 2500 Problems

This generations ranks 30th out of 60 Dodge generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (71%), body (5%), and the transmission (4%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Crack in the Dashboard 129 complaints at an average of 102,074 miles in the 2001 Dodge Ram 2500.
  2. Cracked Dashboard 205 complaints at an average of 103,252 miles in the 2002 Dodge Ram 2500.
  3. Fuel Injection Pump Failure 5 complaints at an average of 138,687 miles in the 1999 Dodge Ram 2500.

What Ram 2500 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 2001 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2002 86 8 71 8.49
2001 194 15 81 15.44
2000 67 12 99 5.05
1999 90 15 119 9.91
1998 17 19 140 2.54
1997 28 12 103 6.59
1996 19 15 95 2.45
1995 7 17 96 0.54
1994 8 23 95 1.06

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