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.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 exhaust system problems

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 142007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 65 mph, the valve spring failed and was sucked into the engine. The engine failed and the entire vehicle shut down. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the engine needed to be replaced. The cost to replace the engine is $7,500. The purchase date was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 100,000.

- Ruther Glen, VA, USA

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