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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 2002 Dodge Ram Van 2500

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2002 Dodge Ram Van 2500, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: REAR AXLE FAILURE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE02096

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: December 26, 2002
    • Date Closed: May 15, 2003
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Power Train:Axle Assembly
    Power Train:Driveline:Differential Unit

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: SAFETY BELT CINCHING LATCH PLATE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE02082

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: November 06, 2002
    • Date Closed: April 23, 2003
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Seat Belts

    Summary: Alleged cinch clip within the latch plate breaks when under load

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