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.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
55,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced seat element (1 reports)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 302006

Ram 1500 SLT Plus 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles


The heated seats, found only in the SLT Plus package, were junk. When they worked they were ok - kind of slow to heat up by comparison to other cars. Once heated, were nice. However, in 75K miles, the drivers seat heat element failed TWICE. I replaced it once, for around $200 for the part, and provided the labor myself. It failed after about 2 years a second time. It is bad design, which is the hallmark of all Chrysler products. BAD QUALITY across the board on my dodge. No wonder they are bankrupt (again.)

- , Carmichael, CA, USA

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