Chrysler has recalled certain 2002-2009 Dodge Rams (1500/2500/3500) because the wiper module assemblies may be susceptible to water intrusion, which may result in partial or complete loss of windshield wiper capability. This may cause reduced visibility for the driver, which could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the wiper module assemblies with vented wiper motor housings.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Recalls
Chrysler has recalled certain 1998-2003 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models equipped with four-wheel ABS because aftermarket batteries may leak electrolyte onto the ABS control module connector, which can compromise the sealing integrity. This may allow development of a short circuit in the connector, which could eventually lead to a fire. Dealers will inspect the ABS control module connector for electrolyte damage and replace it if necessary.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2000-2002 Dodge Ram 1500 models equipped with the snow plow preparation package because the tires may have gross axle weight ratings that slightly exceed the maximum tire load capacity. Dealers will provide replacement tires to meet the load carrying capacity and accommodate the addition of a commercially available snow plow and hardware.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 models because the electrical connector at the bottom of the steering column contains an under-sized terminal for the HVAC blower motor circuit. The resulting heat can cause the terminal contacts to relax and lose electrical contact, which can cause the HVAC blower motor to stop working. This can impair visibility in inclement weather, which increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a wiring harness overlay.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 models because the detent system on the exterior mirror housings may lose functionality. This can adversely affect the rearward field of vision and increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a mirror detent retainer kit to correct this condition.
Chrysler has recalled certain 2002 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 models because the rear axle flange weld to the axle tube could fatigue, which can allow the brake caliper assembly to rotate. This may cause the brake line to separate from the caliper, which may result in a loss of brake fluid in the rear brake hydraulic system. Dealers will install rear brake caliper reinforcements on the rear axle assemblies.