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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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,000 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.

2004 Dodge Ram 1500 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 192004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles


Dodge Ram 1500 year 2004 purchased brand new on March the vehicle had 22 miles on it when the accident occured it had approx. 10,000 miles. Proble defective axle and or rim. Note: Previous tire blow out rim totaled and repaired that rim was placed on the truck and the tires rotation and that rim went to the left rear axle, tire is lost.

- El Centro, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 302003

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
A two year old 38 pound toddler was climbing up the tailgate and was able to release the tailgate. As a result the child's arm broke. The consumer feels the tailgate should not have been released so easily. This incident also put a dent in the tailgate.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

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