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
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  1. purchased 17" wheels & tires for towing (1 reports)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 012002

Ram 1500 SLT Plus 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
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For $30K for the truck new, you would think they would say something like - if you are towing, you should not get the 20" wheels. Terrible towing power with these. I picked up 17" wheels and use them in the summer when I tow a boat. Much better. And now when I sell the truck - I can part out all the other accessories Dodge didn't include like 17" wheels, towing mirrors, etc. Cause the rest of the truck isn't worth much. I may get more parting it out. A shame really- the truck itself looks like new still and when it is working properly on all fronts (which is rare) its actually quite nice. But, I'm going to have it crushed and buy a toyota, as a service to the world. It doesn't really deserve another owner.

- , Carmichael, CA, USA

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