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.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
72,600 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 152009

Ram 1500 Single Cab 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


Same, exact, identical problem as man from Metarie, LA

- , West Monroe, LA, USA

problem #1

Jan 312009

Ram 1500 ST 3.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,200 miles

I recently discovered a consistent leaking from my vehicle. After a few days it revealed itself to be a power steering problem when I heard the moaning and groaning at every turn. Further investigation led to the discovery of the leak coming from the power steering reservoir, apparently within the bracket assembly where the reservoir is attached to the power steering pump.

Dodge, in their infinite wisdom, attached the power steering reservoir with the head of the screws turned inward where they are inaccessible due to the clutter of other engine parts. Now, it seems I would have to remove the power steering pump and the various other parts blocking access to the pump, just to repair or replace a cracked reservoir. This all could have been avoided by simply having the head of the connecting screws facing outward for easy accessibility, but I guess the job security of Dodge mechanics paramounts any owner's ability to work on their own vehicle.

- , Metairie, LA, USA

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