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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,000 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.

2002 Dodge Ram 2500 miscellaneous problems

miscellaneous problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Dodge Ram 2500:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 142015

Ram 2500

  • 58,000 miles


Dash cracking severely. If airbag deploys plastic shards will impale passenger and/or driver

- Sistersville, WV, USA

problem #4

Jan 012010

Ram 2500

  • 160,000 miles
The dashboard is cracking badly and crumbling. Large holes are forming and broken pieces of plastic from the dash are falling into the dash area. The dealer won't do anything about it.

- Hayden, CO, USA

problem #3

Jan 052009

Ram 2500

  • 60,000 miles
1) electrical problems. Lights kept going in and out 2) dash cracking and crumbling. Pieces falling into air vents and preventing windshield from defrosting! dangerous! could cause an accident. Dash is in such bad shape that if passenger air bag were to be deployed it could kill someone due to flying pieces of hard plastic all over the vehicle. Make Dodge recall this product! what are you waiting for? you already have thousands of complaints for this problem!

- Locust Grove, GA, USA

problem #2

Mar 012011

Ram 2500

  • 87,000 miles
The dash of my 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 has cracked and large pieces have broken and fallen inside exposing the wiring and could become a potential hazard in the event of an accident.

- Fairmount, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 202009

Ram 2500

  • miles
My 2002 Dodge Ram dash is falling apart. It is a two part dash, with both parts cracked apart and getting worse. Now a piece is inside the dash system over the steering wheel. This seems to be a well known problem as when I went to the local Dodge dealership and showed the issue to the parts representative, he indicated that he knew all about this issue. Replacement parts are close to $400 for each part, or almost $800 for both defective dash parts, not counting the labor for removing the dash to remove the bad parts and install new ones. I am concerned about dash pieces falling inside the dash and causing electrical problems that may affect a safe drive.

- Sneads, FL, USA

Not what you are looking for?