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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
110,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Dodge Ram 1500 accessories - interior problems

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012013

Ram 1500

  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 25 mph, the driver's seat main bracket snapped and the seat became unstable. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the bracket needed to be welded. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Rahway, NJ, USA

problem #1

May 292011

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • 149,999 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact was driving approximately 10 mph when the front driver seat unexpectedly reclined. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that the dashboard was cracked in various locations. The failure mileage was 149,999. Updated 09/15/11 updated 09/26/11

- Orlando, FL, USA

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