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:
Average Mileage:
94,742 miles
Total Complaints:
27 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (22 reports)
  2. flush engine (3 reports)
  3. disconnect A/C compressor power (1 reports)
  4. replace defective mode door servos (1 reports)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Aug 082007

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,812 miles


The only complaints i have for my truck is my heater does not work properly and the dash is cracked. for which both dodge needs to have a recall. they say they stand behind their trucks as we all have seen these problems are not problems to them. I am a diehard dodge fan, have been all my life. but dodge really needs to get a grip on this issue. thanks for letting me blow a little steam.

- , Brewton, AL, USA

problem #6

Dec 022009

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles

There is no heat coming out the dash or floor on the drivers side. The defroster works across both sides. Took it to the place where I go now for service (since I won't go to the Dodge Dealers ever again. Different story), and they figure 5 hours of labor to take the dash apart.....they also cleaned mouse nests out of the air intake and filter system. It is really a pain to not have heat on these shivering cold days in New Hampshire!

- , Londonderry, NH, USA

problem #5

Aug 142009

Ram 1500 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

heater doesn't work on driver side and little on passenger it's winter and i'm cold i bought this truck used back in the summer and did not know about a heater problem

Update from Dec 21, 2009: not only does my heater not work on the driver side my defroster blows cold air not good in the winter

- , Paris, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 152008

Ram 1500 4.7L

  • Manual transmission
  • 105,000 miles


No heat from driver's side vents - acceptable heat from passenger side vents. Very uncomfortable in the winter. Problem trying to defrost. Does anyone know solution?

- , Trenton, TN, USA

problem #3

Nov 022007

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

My heat only work on the passenger side. No heat on the driver's side why?

- , Kokomo, IN, USA

problem #2

Jan 262008

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

Heat will not come out of vents on drivers side only cold air. Passenger side is blazing hot. If you know how to fix it let me know please.

- , Dearborn Hgts, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 012007

Ram 1500 SL 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

Blend door which controls heat coming through vents from engine will not open and close

properly.The blend door actuator failing. will not open and close proper Little or no heat comes through the driver side vents.

- , Jacksonville, FL, USA

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