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:
Average Mileage:
118,715 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 292012

Ram 1500 Quad Cab 5.9L Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 117,430 miles


The fuel lift pump in the fuel tank failed and caused the injector pump to fail. I was told at a Dodge dealership in Northern California where I had it checked when I began having problems that it is a common problem on Dodge trucks with the Cummins diesel engine between 1998 and 2002. The service manager said that without the lift pump supplying enough diesel to the injector pump the injector pump does not receive enough lubrication and it fails and you lose power because fuel supply is reduced. The injector pump replacement through Dodge is about $3,000.00. There should be a law suit against Dodge because of this!

- , Cloverdale, OR, USA

problem #1

May 202010

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

this is the 4th time in 2 years that the lift pump has gone out and ruined the injector pump. the last time it was fixed the repair shop installed an indicator light on the dash to warn of pump failure. the problem is, by the time it came on and I could stop the engine, the injector pump was gone too

- , Coy, AR, USA

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