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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,333 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 052012

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the plastic tethers on both rear seat belts were fractured. The contact stated that the tethers were being used to hold a child safety seat only. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 136,000.

- Alexander, AR, USA

problem #2

Jan 012007

Ram 1500

  • 95,000 miles
2002 Dodge Ram 1500-dash board cracks in several locations. Seat belt latch covers disintegrated.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 012005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer was injured when the air bags failed to deploy in an accident. Consumer had two surgeries since the accident and had been unable to receive any help regarding the accident. (passenger submitted report) the seat belt failed as well. Updated 07/17/06. Updated

- Northpole, AK, USA

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