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:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,968 miles

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 lights problems

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 072005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,968 miles


1.sparks from dashboard area near headlight switch were seen by my wife when she borrowed the vehicle. the headlights will not turn off, when the switch is turned to the off position the fog lights come on, head lights also will not completely come on.3. so far, $49 dianostic, switch needed (had to be special ordered B/C the part has been changed three times already)(doesn't that constitute a recall?)anyway it is going to cost me $79 for the new switch and they are not even sure that will fix the problem.

- Jenison, MI, USA

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