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:
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Average Mileage:
20,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 282002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • 20,000 miles


The spring clip mechanism that holds the mirror in place is actually what breaks. Has happened about every 6 months, & both mirrors were affected within 3 months of each other. The NHTSA web site has several similar complaints. Looks like a bad design, but the service people at the dealership deny that it's a design defect.

UPDATE: Just got off the phone with the Chrysler Customer service rep. What a waste of my time and humanity! Basically, the agent told me I should have know better and signed up for the extended service plan. I have been a satisfied Dodge owner for over 6 years... never more!

- , Brookfield, WI, USA

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