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.

CarComplaints.com 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.

4.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,500 miles

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 accessories - interior problems

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 152007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Intermittent lamp failures internally, lamp out circuit malfunctioning, rear differential failed (approaching the second failure in 40,000 miles), rear universal joint has failed twice, with a third replacement to occur soon, transmission failures. Any one of these systems failing while on the road could cause a serious safety issue, for myself, my passengers, and other drivers. So far, it has been in and out of the shop, old parts are no longer available, however if required I will retain them next time they fail. I've contacted Dodge, the first reply was a "spam mail" of coupons for oil changes, and tire rotations (the message I sent them was professional and extensive to the issues I was having), after copying the message again the next day, a representative told me that there is nothing they can do about it. I've retained the message if any parties are interested.

- Mokena, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 192004

Ram 1500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the glove compartment light came on and went off on its own. The light bulb switch rattled while driving. The consumer was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and the mechanic determined that this vehicle was not on recall. The front brakes were bad.

- Shingle Springs, CA, USA

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