2002 Dodge Ram Pickup SLT 5.9L V8 from North America
This is my 3rd and definitely last Chrysler product!!!
Rack-n-pinion & power steering hoses at 53,800 miles.
Power steering pump replaced at 57,500 miles.
Intake plenum gasket at 50,000 miles (eating 1 quart of oil per 700 miles. Now only eats a quart every 2000 miles.)
AC evaporator, heater core, AC lines at 55,000 miles.
Water pump at 43,000 miles.
Both rear fender wells started rusting through at 40,000 miles.
Dash cracked (split) at 48,000 miles.
All plastic dash HVAC vents have rotted and crumbled (one has been replaced twice).
Electrical problem - dead as a doornail if you let it sit in the driveway over 4 days. (Been to the dealer twice for this. They can't find anything wrong. They just replace the battery - it still does it.)
Fouled a whole set of plugs at 57,500 miles.
Averages 10.2 mpg (80/20) city/highway driving.
Surprise! Brakes and rotors made it to 55,000 miles!
All service performed at dealer. Oil changes every 3000 miles. Dodge is impressive, isn't it??
UPDATE: Now ECM (Engine Control Module) has gone out at 57,770 miles!
I tell everyone I meet about my Dodge when the subject comes up. Hopefully I will be able to single-handedly put the company out of business!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th February, 2011
5th Feb 2011, 16:04
UPDATE: Now the ECM (Engine Control Module) has gone out at 57,770 miles!
8th Feb 2011, 15:56
Dodge isn't exactly known for making reliable vehicles, although the newer Rams seem to be dependable. Anyway if you hate Chrysler (Dodge) products so much, why are you on your 3rd one??? I bought 1 Dodge, and will never buy another.
19th Sep 2013, 08:45
I think you just thought of everything you could and put it down.
My truck lasted 205,000 miles, and the only thing that was wrong was my A/C compressor went out at 155,000 miles.
I had the 3.7 V6, but I never had any problem with any of it, so I'm assuming you didn't take care of the vehicle... at all.
3rd May 2014, 00:05
My first Chrysler product was a 1968 Plymouth Belvedere. I got 21 years out of that one, and sold it to a teenager who drove it a few more years after that!
My second was a 1984 Chrysler New Yorker. You could see that quality had slipped noticeably, but it was still a nice ride.
My stepfather is a Chrysler mechanic and has owned 13 over the years, so I felt pretty confident buying my 3rd Chrysler product - my bad!