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.


hardly worth mentioning
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
35,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. epoxy them in place (1 reports)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 302005

Ram 1500 SLT Plus 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


I tagged this hardly worth mentioning, and it is, except it reflects the general quality of dodge. Rather than redesign a working center cap, they recommended dealers epoxy these in place. This means with every tire change, most rotations of tires, etc. you have to redo the epoxy job to hold the center caps in place on the 20" wheels they arrogantly charge thousands of dollars for. Typical crappy dodge quality. Glad they are bankrupt. Wish they would actually just go away. $30,000 truck and fell apart over 7 years, starting from DAY 1. I have a stack of repair receipts 6 inches thick. Many were covered under warranty but what a hassle - no more Dodge/Chrysler/Plymouth for me and I have little faith in ANY American vehicles.

- , Carmichael, CA, USA

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