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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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.

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2001 Dodge Ram Van 1500 exhaust system problems

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2001 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 262001

Ram Van 1500

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Steering gear box defective/ belt retractor defective unsafe...evaporative canister defective per federal emmissions laws.

- Carlsbad, NM, USA

problem #1

Dec 172000

Ram Van 1500 Diesel

  • miles
Excessive crankcase oil vapors entering passanger compartment caused by the improper placement of the engine open vent system.the heavy smell and vapors will burn your eyes and cause a person to become sick I feel this is a very serious health and safety issue that must be addressed. The problem has only occurred while driving at slow speeds or while stopped at signals etc. The vapors and smell will dissipate some after two to three thousand miles after each oil change but returnes after each oil change. I've been informed by dealers this is a problem but they have no rsolve at this time.

- Florence, OR, USA

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