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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
91,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced steering pump (3 reports)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 132010

Ram 1500 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


I hate this truck with the fire of a thousand suns. If I wasn't trapped in this deal, I would load it with dynamite and drive it off a cliff.

- , Broomfield, CO, USA

problem #2

May 062010

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles

i have read that this problem has happened to a few people. someone spent 1500 fixing it. I bought the pump for 50$, bought a case of beer, went to a buddies house and fixed it in a few hours

- , Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 302008

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

Everything fell apart after and during a lengthy road trip. The steering pump was very tough to deal with!

- , Juneau, AK, USA

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