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
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
53,076 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. $10,000 worth of repairs (1 reports)
  2. replace wheel hub (1 reports)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 062011

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,151 miles


I dont understand how you can justify selling a vehicle with a such an essential faulty part. I had my kids in the truck. We exited the freeway made a right then a left turn when the whole right side of the truck dipped. I hti the breaks and immediately parked. Thank God I was only doing 15mph in a residential area at the time or we all could have died. One would think Dodge would make the part a solid, machined, one piece assembly given the weight of the vehicle but, no, its a welded two piece, piece-of-crap. I have owned other dodge trucks and cars, hell, since 1998 its been the only vehicle I would purchse. They made a solid product but what ever they did in the 2001-2004 production years has really got me guessing.

- , Santee, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 182003

(reported on)

Ram 1500 LX

  • 17,000 miles

wheel clicking, something came off causing the truck to dart to the left hitting another truck totaling the other truck and doing $10,000 worth of damage to my truck. Most of the wheel components are cast aluminum. Cast aluminum is brittle. by trying to cut down on weight and expense, I feel that Dodge compromised mine and the publics safety

- , Camden, TN, USA

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