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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
113,694 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. the rail that the lights plug into needs to be replaced (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 lights problems

lights problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 072015

Ram 1500 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,581 miles


I have replaced my headlight bulbs at least 12 different times. If I hit a bump it says left low beam out and if I hit another bump it says left high beam out. There have been so many issues with this truck, I have been putting more money in it then what it's worth

- , Peterstown, WV, USA

problem #2

Nov 142006

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,500 miles

When you hit bumbs it beeped and lit up lamp out. This went on for about a year until i started replacing parts it finnaly ended when i changed the bar the bulb slides into.

- , Deer Park, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 012008

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 175,000 miles

Everytime I hit a bump or drive on a bumpy road, the idiot light "Lamp Out" comes on. After figuring out which light was "burnt out" I start to replace it. By just moving the "burnt out" light just a bit, the "Lamp Out" goes out. So, no "burnt out" light. This happens about twice a year. Its more annoying than a problem. Luckily I haven't got pulled over when it decided to act up. Are there any solutions besides the dealership??

- , Saluda, VA, USA

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