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
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,200 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 152005

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 39,600 miles


While driving vehicle will experienced sudden acceleration. However, when applying the accelerator pedal vehicle idled quietly, and then suddenly accelerated.

- Wendover, NV, USA

problem #2

Feb 082005

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While reversing out of driveway the accelerator pedal stuck to the floor, causing consumer's vehicle to crash into a fence/another vehicle, and into neighbor's house.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #1

Sep 102003

Ram 1500

  • 30,000 miles
When accelerating. Intermittently accelerator pedal would stick and would not go over 20 mph. Cause has yet to be determine. Had taken to dealership, but the problem had not been resolved.

- Punta Gorda, FL, USA

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