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
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. wash the truck (1 reports)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 282006

Ram 1500

  • 50,000 miles


After checking the code for the failure for the SES/MIL lamp being on (you can turn the key from off to on three times, and the odometer will display the code which you can later look up in Google), I find that it was a cooler fan circuit failure. After washing the vehicle, the lamp goes out.

This wasn't just an odd occurrence, as this same solution has been used multiple times. I suspect water intruding into the harness to be suspect.

- , Chicago, IL, USA

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