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:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20 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.

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 152007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I have a 2002 dodgeram 1500 truck approx. 70,000 miles, the upper balljoint (passenger side) bearing failed, and caused undo stress on the lower balljoint causing it to brake. Causing the truck to pull to the right into a tree.

- New Castle, IN, USA

problem #1

Nov 212004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40 miles
Vehicle was making noises in front end. Took vehicle to dealer, they said noise was just bushings were just dry. At 40,000 miles took in because the truck steering was funny, dealer said both control arms and both swaybar links wor out. And truck was unsafe to drive. And the repair would cost consumer about $1000.

- Stacy, MN, USA

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