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.


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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
127,295 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 112012

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 159,590 miles


I pulled up to a stop and parked and when I did the ABS light came on. I turned off the ignition and turned back on and it stayed off ever since.

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 012011

Ram 1500 318

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

When I got the pickup out of the local hometown repair shop who repaired a "check engine light" problem by installing a new computer, then the ABS light was on. They think it's the ABS computer this time, which they said will cost about $1200.

- , Winnie, TX, USA

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