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
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
96,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 202012

Ram 1500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles


The vehicle died while turning a corner. Replaced the coil, fuel regulator module, and also the cam module. Thought the problem was fixed, but definitely wasn't. The van will start and run for awhile and then when the rpm's are reduced, will sometimes die. It may start back up immediately, and then maybe not at all for awhile. We have been stranded more than once. We are at our wits end. Can anyone that has experienced the same problem, please respond so we will know what to do next? Thanks so much, as we would appreciate it more than you know!

- , Sullivan, IN, USA

problem #1

Jan 222012

Ram 1500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

Replace the vans computer two years ago. Now the transmission went out at 106000 miles. Got that fixed not 4000 miles later the van wont start and seems to be the computer again. Really tough on a guy with eight kids. Thanks Dodge your killin me.

- , Orlando, FL, USA

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