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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,500 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 312005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,500 miles


2002 Dodge Ram 1500. Rusted vents in gas cap causing leak and depresurization of gas tank. Leading to engine needs servicing light to appear on dashboard.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #2

Mar 272003

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer believes a shield should be installed around the fuel filler tube to prevent road debris from damaging the tube.

- Cudahy, WI, USA

problem #1

Jul 012002

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Neck of fuel tank is exposed due to the fact that vehicle has no wheel well covers.

- Cudahey, WI, USA

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