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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 092003

Ram 1500

  • miles


Tailgate was lowered while driving and both safety cables were attached. After encountering a dip in the road, the tailgate became instantly dislodged and very nearly injured two pedestrians. Allen samuels Dodge refused responsibility and refused to repair tailgate - the service manager was also failure at customer relations. I don't have the exact date of the incident so the listed date is only an estimation. I also notice that this is the second complaint listed for the exact same problem.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 312003

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tailgate completely separates from truck while driving - Dodge refuses responsibility.

- Houston, TX, USA

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