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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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,700 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram Van 1500 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2001 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 252003

Ram Van 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,700 miles


Vehicle doesn't defrost. Windows steam up, if cold enough ice up. No visibility out all side windows. Brought in while still under factory warranty, they replaced the thermostat. Went back a few weeks later and was told it is a "characteristic" of this vehicle, "put some cardboard in front of the radiator". I tried it and it didn't work. This is going to result in an accident if this isn't fixed.

- Enfield, NH, USA

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