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Recall List for the 2002 Dodge Ram 1500

Official recall notices have been issued for the 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Dodge service shop immediately!

  1. 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB NHTSA Campaign #10E040000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 23, 2010
    • Vehicles Affected: 34,604

    Summary: Federal-mogul is recalling certain Carquest, national, and percision brand wheel hub assemblies, P/nos 515073 and 515073, sold for use as replacement equipment on model year 2002 through 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup trucks. The inboard roll form used to maintain the hub assembly can fatigue resulting in noise and/or wheel separation on the two wheel drive (2wd) applications. The risk of these issues do not occur on the four wheel drive (4WD) applications, and installation on the 4WD applications are not part of this recall.

    Consequence: A vehicle crash can occur if the wheel separates from the vehicle.

    Actions: Federal-mogul will notify owners of record and technicians will replace the affected hub assemblies free of charge. The safety recall began on September 15, 2010. Owners may contact federal-mogul at 1-877-489-6659. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10E040000 »

  2. 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #09E012000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 07, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 16,270

    Summary: Sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on May 11, 2009. Owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E012000 »

  3. 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER NHTSA Campaign #09E009000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 13, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,364

    Summary: Chrysler is recalling 1,364 windshield wiper modules, P/N 55077098aj, sold during the 2008 and 2009 calendar year for use as aftermarket replacement equipment on MY 2002-2009 Dodge Ram pickup trucks. These wiper module assemblies may be susceptible to water intrusion that could result in partial or complete loss of windshield wiper capability.

    Consequence: When the wiper system fails, the operator will have reduced visibility which could result in a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the wiper module assemblies with vented wiper motor housings free of charge. The safety recall began on August 28, 2009. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E009000 »

  4. 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR NHTSA Campaign #07E104000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 11, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,657

    Summary: Certain curved tempered replacement glass manufactured by hangzhou safety glass ltd and supplied to safelite by auto temp Inc., identified as dot-430, and sold for use on certain domestic and foreign vehicles may not break into small pieces as expected of tempered glass and fails to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 205, "glazing materials."

    Consequence: In the event of a vehicle crash, the occupant(s) may be seriously injured by shattered glass.

    Actions: Safelite will notify its retail customers and replace the glass free of charge. Retail customers can contact safelite toll free at 1-888-843-2906. Safelite will notify its wholesale customers and reimburse wholesale customers for current inventory and at a specified rate for replacing their customer's glass. Wholesale customers can contact safelite's wholesale division, service autoglass toll free at 1-888-246-6298. The recall began on January 15, 2008. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E104000 »

  5. 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL NHTSA Campaign #07E066000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 28, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 175

    Summary: Certain cequent 90 degree 7-way right angle adaptors sold by distributors in tow packages for aftermarket sales to tow 5th wheel rv travel trailers. Due to incorrect wiring of the harness, the trailer lights may not operate properly.

    Consequence: If the trailer lights are not working properly, a vehicle crash can occur.

    Actions: All of the defective tow packages are still at the distributor level and have not been sold to any consumers. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E066000 »

  6. 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #06E049000

    • Date Announced: MAY 24, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 27,176

    Summary: Certain ck motorsports combination headlights, clear corner, bumper, and side marker lights sold as replacement lamps for use on the passenger vehicles listed above. Some combination lamps that are not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.

    Consequence: Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash without warning.

    Actions: Ck motorsport will notify owners and replace the noncompliant lamps free of charge. The recall began on July 1, 2006. Owners may contact ck motorsport at 1-909-610-7211. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E049000 »

  7. 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #06E024000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 15, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 44,386

    Summary: Certain replacement K&N fuel performance kits, P/nos. 57-1509, 57-1511, 57-1511-1, 57-1517, 57-1517-1, 57-1527, and 57-1530. Also, a small percentage of these kits were sold under the mopar performance parts brand name (P/nos. P5007069 and P5007070). All kits were manufactured from April 20, 1999, through September 23, 2004. These assemblies were manufactured as replacement equipment for certain Dodge pickup trucks and SUVS. A small piece of material from the tube wall could be sucked into the engine throttle body, which could cause the throttle to become jammed in the open position.

    Consequence: A jammed open throttle could cause unintended acceleration of the vehicle, possibly resulting in a crash or increased stoping distances when braking.

    Actions: K&N will provide owners with a free repair kit along with repair instructions. The recall began on April 20, 2006. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E024000 »

  8. 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE NHTSA Campaign #04V185000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 12, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 44,588

    Summary: On certain van and wagon vehicles equipped with 4-wheel antilock brake systems (ABS), aftermarket batteries may leak electrolyte onto the ABS control module connector, which can compromise sealing integrity of the connector.

    Consequence: This may allow development of a short circuit in the connector, which could eventually lead to a fire.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the ABS control module connector for electrolyte damage and replace the connector as necessary. The recall will begin on September 27, 2004. Owners should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V185000 »

  9. 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 TIRES NHTSA Campaign #03V504000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 10, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 214

    Summary: On certain 4X4 pickup trucks equipped with the snow plow preparation package, the tires supplied on some vehicles may have gross axle weight ratings that slightly exceed the maximum tire load capacity as defined in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 120, "tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger cars."

    Consequence:

    Actions: Dealers will provide replacement P245/75R16 tires to meet the load carrying capacity specified on the vehicle certification label and accommodate the addition of a commercially available snow plow and hardware. Owner notification began on December 22, 2003. Owners should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-992-1997. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V504000 »

  10. 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:EXTERIOR NHTSA Campaign #03V077000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 10, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 195,500

    Summary: On certain pickup trucks, the detent system on the exterior mirror housings may lose the functionality.

    Consequence: This could potentially affect rearward field of vision, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will install a mirror detent retainer kit to correct this condition. Owner notification began on April 10, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V077000 »

  11. 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 STEERING:COLUMN NHTSA Campaign #03V078000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 10, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 287,725

    Summary: On certain pickup trucks, the electrical connector at the bottom of the steering column contains an under-sized terminal for the HVAC blower motor circuit. Localized heating from current flow with the blower speed set on high may cause the terminal contacts to relax and lose electrical contact. This can cause the HVAC blower motor to become inoperative.

    Consequence: This condition could cause impairment of visibility in inclement weather, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will install a wiring harness overlay to correct this condition. Owner notification began April 15, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V078000 »

  12. 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #02V159000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 13, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 46,000

    Summary: On certain 4X4 pickup trucks, the rear axle flange weld to the axle tube could fatigue and allow the brake caliper assembly to rotate.

    Consequence: During rotation, the brake line could separate from the caliper resulting in a brake fluid loss in the rear brake hydraulic system.

    Actions: Dealers will install rear brake caliper reinforcements on the rear axle assemblies. Owner notification began December 9, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V159000 »

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