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.


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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
88,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 222007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 1500 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles


I went to the dealership Manuel Dodge in Richardson, Texas . I told the guy this, "Everytime I go thru water I Lose My Power steering." He said, "Well don't go in the water going fast....


I stopped at the stop sign after going thru water on the road and

proceded to turn right and there was a car stopped @ the 4 way stop , I had to pull strength from my adrenal from the fear of hitting the other Car. This is REALLY DANGEROUS.

The man at the dealership said well slow down when going thru the water.I said, " I went to a complete stop and tried to turn when this happened. I told him I was going to contact Chrysler to get this fixed. Does anyone out there know where I need to Call to get something done about this?

- , Richardson, TX, USA

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