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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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

problem #4

Apr 012002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer states the tether strap does not work with any forward facing car seats.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 012002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states the tether strap does not work with any forward facing car seats.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 022002

Ram 1500

  • miles
While travelling at an approximate speed of 45/50, I had reason to rapidly decrease forward and apply more than normal brake action to avert another vehicle that had overrun a stop sign. My wife, who was in the front passenger seat and properly belted, was thrust forward to a point where her right shoulder made contact with the dashoard and her head made light contact with the windshield. She was shaken but had no noticeable injury at that time.we drove home, and during that 7 mile trip we decided to recheck the belt action. On several instances we accelerated to 45/50 and commenced hard braking action to check whether we could duplicate the previous seat belt failure. Of the times that we performed this action, the seat belts failed over half the time. This time I realized that the drivers belt was also failing.dealer was notified and an appointment was made. Nlm

- Powhatan, VA, USA

problem #1

May 212001

Ram 1500

  • miles
The tensioning clip for the rear and passenger side seatbelts has failed twice since purchase. These clips are made of hard plastic and have srings inside to provide tension to keep belt from slipping. The clips are manufactured in two pieces and snap together. I do not believe that these clips would hold up in a crash and would fail, allowing passenger and car seats to move foward.

- Lake Mary, FL, USA

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