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
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
85,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 032008

Ram 1500 XLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


After replacing defective crankshaft positioning switch in NOV the truck began to randomly misfire on various cylinder was excluded. Full tune-up, plugs, cap rotor, wires....even a coil.

Only occurs when cold....first 10 minutes or so. Serious bucking and pinging occurs, after warm you can tow a boat up a 45 degree angle no problems

Trapped codes are P300, and P301-P308....all random / intermittent misfires as stated on the scanner. Once caught a P351 & P1391 code, offers same feedback re: random misfire.

I am now questioning if the main computer is the source as no sensor re: oxygen or gas mixture has tripped.

Any new ideas would be great !!!!

- , Winchester, CT, USA

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