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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
54 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
28 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,195 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #27

Nov 062002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer state while traveling 75 mph in result of an frontal vehicle car crash vehicle air bags did not deploy at any time vehicle was total.

- Orange Spring, FL, USA

problem #26

Aug 102002

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer's grandson was driving when he had a head on collision, and airbag did not go off. Driver was not injured, but did receive a bump on forehead.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #25

Jul 132002

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving at 45/50mph was involved in a frontal collision and none of the air bags deployed on impact.

- Muncie, IN, USA

problem #24

Jul 172002

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer states frame of vehicle is broken, and front end of vehicle is smashed. None of the airbags deployed. The air bag did not deploy on impact causing driver to hit windshield and was injured.

- Muncie, IN, USA

problem #23

May 062002

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving at 30mph involved in a frontal collision and airbags didn't deploy on impact.

- Powder Spring, GA, USA

problem #22

Apr 122002

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 35 mph and without warning, a head-on collision occurred. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Consumer states that the accelerator stuck, causing vehicle to rev to 6000 rpms, vehicle hit an embankment and tore down a fence, the left rear seatbelt did not hold one of the passengers, causing injuries, dealer stated the failure was the computer, the manufacturer stated the problem was the floormat, consumer states vehicles rpms still fluctuate too much.

- Roboski, OK, USA

problem #21

Feb 052002

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving 40mph in wet conditions, consumer hit a trailer which was being pulled by another vehicle and air bags did not deploy. Vehicle was totaled. *akthere was one injury.

- Lindale, TX, USA

problem #20

Nov 302001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
This truck is owned by sacramento county. Our driver proceeded from a green light into the intersection. Another car travelling perpendicular to ours ran their red light. Our truck impacted about at the passenger side door. We "T-boned" the other car. During this accident the car travelling beside ours collided with the side of our truck. Two highway patrol officers actually witnessed the accident. They estimated the speed of collision for our truck at over 25 mph. The airbags in both of the other vehicles deployed. We did alert Dodge to this event. They checked the electronic system and found no faults. We are still concerned because a short time later we had another front end collision with a tree in a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 and the airbag did not deploy. I will report this accident on a separate questionaire. The report we got back from Dodge was nearly identical to the first one which makes us wonder how thourough an investigation they perform. Also the report for the accident in this questionaire stated that the force of the impact was dissipated through the perpendicular travel of the vehicle to our truck. The highway patrol at the accident have told me that there was no travel for our truck in the direction of the car it hit. This incomplete or untrue conclusion from Dodge also makes me suspicious of the quality of their investigation. Also, talking to a Dodge rep. Who investigates these events I was told that they rarely see the air bag go off when their car hits another as ours did (T-bone). One last comment, this form would be much easier if I could see all of my typed comments instead of just one line. Thank you.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #19

Feb 192002

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling at 45 mph, another vehicle traveling at about 45 to 60 mph hit consumer's vehicle on front driver's side. Driver's side air bag did not deploy. Vehicle was totaled and one person was injured in accident.

- Coweta, OK, USA

problem #18

Feb 152002

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 10 mph, vehicle was struck by van traveling 50 mph, front crash. Neither airbag deployed. Vehicle was totalled. No injuries. The seatbelt did not restrain consumer, causing him to be thrown forward, luckily he was not injured, see ODI number 8004342.

- Deale, MD, USA

problem #17

Feb 012002

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving 10 mph, vehicle was struck by a van traveling 50 mph, front crash. Seatbelt did not restrain consumer, he was thrown forward. Vehicle was totalled, no injuries. In this accident, neither airbag deployed, see ODI number 8004341.

- Deale, MD, USA

problem #16

Feb 042002

Ram 1500

  • miles
Both frontal air bags did not deploy after a frontal collision with a guard rail and a phone pole at 35 mph. Manufacturer was not notified at this time. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Canton, GA, USA

problem #15

Dec 012001

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving about 55 mph struck an utility pole with right center side, but neither of air bags deployed. Had take vehicle to dealer prior to this incident for air bag problems.

- Passes, KY, USA

problem #14

Aug 292001

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer was traveling 50mph on the highway and another vehicle pulled in front of him. And T-boned him from the side.upon impact, neither airbag deployed. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Antioch, IL, USA

problem #13

Jul 092001

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
In a head-on collision, the air-bag did not deploy for the driver. Dodge inspected and claimed that the collision was slightly or not perfectly straight-on (damage is across entire front and passenger had to be pried-out of the vehicle). The auto club declared the vehicle a total loss. Owner believes air-bags should have worked. A second opinion, other than by the mfg. Is desired. Wife of driver believes she heard a recall on the news for steering on Dodge trucks having to do with airbags but cannot find it in writing. Please advise.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #12

Aug 022001

Ram 1500

  • miles
After traveling approximately 50 mph and rear-ending another vehicle both frontal air bags failed to deploy. No determination has been made as to the reason for failure of the airbags to deploy. Driver suffered a cut on head and bruises. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Azle, TX, USA

problem #11

Jun 152001

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer was traveling 55mph on highway and traffic was moving slowly. There were three lanes of traffic, and he was trying to get into an opening to a clear lane. Applied brakes, and brakes didn't grab at all. Also, airbags didn't deploy, and hit a coach bus. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Abington, MA, USA

problem #10

May 052001

Ram 1500

  • miles
Vehicle impacted a telephone pole head-on during wet conditions while traveling at approximately 35 mph. Upon impact, both frontal air bags failed to deploy. Manufacturer has not given consumer a reason for failure of air bags. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Dale, TX, USA

problem #9

May 012001

Ram 1500

  • miles
While traveling at 30 mph hit a train head-on and none of airbags deployed. Truck was totalled.

- Calvert, TX, USA

problem #8

Apr 202001

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer was driving at approximately 40 mph, and lost control, vehicle went into ditch head-on, upon imact, dual airbags did not deploy. Vehicle sustained enormous damage, such as front bumper being pushed up to radiator, and steering wheel knocked loose when consumer's head hit it.

- Crowley, TX, USA

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