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:
No data
Average Mileage:
75,850 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. change lightbulbs (1 reports)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 012012

Ram 1500 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,400 miles


Dodge makes an OEM lightbulb.. while searching for this issue, checking all the bulbs and wiring harnesses and searching online reviews i ran into an old friend that worked as a dodge mechanic. he advised me that the body control module was either going out or the filament in one of my light bulbs was slightly larger than the correct bulb thats supposed to be in there. the control module sends signals through the truck to check the bulbs every second or two when it detects a larger current than a bulb is supposed to have it dings. The dinger kept going off all the time wanting me to run this damn thing off a cliff. i changed the bulbs although they were still good and the problem hasn't happened again.

- , Winder, GA, USA

problem #3

Mar 042004

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles

engine light comes on stays on for awhile and then goes off. If anyone knows what to do let me know . i had it checked they vacuum leak but that not it

- , Dayton, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 032005

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 163,000 miles

this drives me absolutely crazy!!!!! it seems like the angrier i get the more that little bell goes off! sometimes i just want to start punching my dashboard!!!

- , Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #1

Apr 182006

Ram 1500 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

We have had our truck in the shop several times for "check gauges", and "lamp off" messages, I know twice. The problem comes right back. The dealership will say that there are many reasons why these warnings will come on. They want to charge each time, because by the time you go back your warranty has expired, or they claim it was something different this time. This is an outright rip off for the consumer.

- , Irving, TX, USA

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