Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2002 has the well-known and documented problem with their dashboards falling to pieces, but it also has engine failure from oil sludge. That's a doube shot of awful in your morning coffee.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
159,137 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. plug under glove compartment clean contacts or plug back in (1 reports)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 212014

Ram 1500 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 194,000 miles


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blower not working on all speeds blower not working on all speeds blower not working on all speeds

I was driving in the fog! Windows steamed up! And the defrost cuts off!!!!!! Stops completely!!!! All speeds, all ranges, all temperatures, PAIN IN THE BEHIND :(((((

- , Laurel, DE, USA

problem #1

Feb 112010

Ram 1500 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,274 miles

The main reason for this problem is its location. People hit this plug with there feet and loosen the plug causing the blower to work on high speed only. This is not a isolated incident because my personal truck had it and several work trucks do as well.

- , Kenilworth, Ontario, canada

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