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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
28,126 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. repaired it my self (2 reports)
  2. had to replace the speakers (1 reports)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012006

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


Speakers started sounding distorted and when I investigated I found the edges of the speakers had dry rotted. Of course the warranty was up so it was my problem. I have a 1994 Mitsubishi Diamante with the original speakers and the sound like they were just installed.

- , Valdosta, GA, USA

problem #2

Mar 112008

Ram 1500 SLT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,377 miles

it started with the rear driver side speaker then both rear speakers went out

- , Greenville, CA, Pacific Islands (US)

problem #1

Sep 122006

(reported on)

Ram 1500 SLT

  • 42,000 miles

This damn wire has driven me nutz. The same wire has broken 3 times in different places in the door wire harness. It is cheap to fix but it can be hard to find the break sometimes. I am proficient with a volt meter and that is a big help. each time it has been the back door behind the driver door and it has been the white wire with a red stripe.

- , Holiday, FL, USA

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