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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 142004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles


Prior to taking delivery of the vehicle the battery was replaced. After several times of service for headlight failures, won't jump start, replaced battery, 7 mo. Later. After several other attempts was informed of need wiring harness due to after market replacement of headlamp. Replaced headlamps to factory and 3rd dead battery. I have invested $1100 since the second dead battery. Dealer says battery has nothing to do with electrical wiring harness"??" most occurances during extended warranty period.

- Lynn, MA, USA

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