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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
21 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
26 / 1
Average Mileage:
21,745 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 12 of 19)

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problem #155

May 292015

Ram 1500

  • 72,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the driver crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was not diagnosed or repaired. A police report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The failure mileage was approximately 72,000.

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #154

Jul 152015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags) however, the recall part was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- St Peters, MO, USA

problem #153

Feb 262015

Ram 1500

  • 145,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. While parked, the contact noticed that the air bag warning light was illuminated. The contact also received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V770000 and 15V312000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 145,000.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #152

May 292015

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags), but the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure.

- Edgewater, FL, USA

problem #151

Jun 152015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Update MA 01/13/16

- Wonderlake, IL, USA

problem #150

Jun 012015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #149

Jan 232015

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V770000 (air bags) and 15V312000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the part to do the repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 11/19/15

- Lubbock, TX, USA

problem #148

Jun 012015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Sutter, CA, USA

problem #147

Aug 202015

Ram 1500

  • 70,000 miles
Recalled but dealer is unable or will not repair. This is a 2003 vehicle, when can I expect it to be repaired?

- Greenfield, IN, USA

problem #146

Dec 032014

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V770000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bear Creek, AL, USA

problem #145

May 292015

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags). However, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amoune of time to provide the part to the the repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #144

Jan 202015

Ram 1500

  • 117,000 miles
This is a follow up email for one that I sent back in may of 2015. My Dodge Ram still has not had the air bags recall fix done on it. It now has been another 3 months since I was told that greenbrier Dodge in chesapeake, va. Would be doing the repair. I have called them twice to check on my status. Each time I am told the same thing ; the parts have not come in yet. I feel that fca is stalling on this matter. I sent a follow up email to Chrysler today also. I just wanted to let you know that this issue is now past the ridiculous stage. Nothing should take this long to get resolved. Any pressure you could put on fca would be appreciated. I know that they have been fined $105 million dollars for not doing the recall repairs in a timely manner. Maybe, a larger fine would get their attention. Thank you for listening to my rant. I just want my truck fixed before something really bad happens. Thanks again.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #143

May 012015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V770000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pine Lake , GA, USA

problem #142

Sep 232015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V770000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Daleville, AL, USA

problem #141

Nov 292012

Ram 1500

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owned a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 25 mph, the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. During the crash, the front end sustained severe damage. The vehicle was destroyed. The air bags did not deploy. The driver sustained facial, upper torso, and right hand injuries. Passenger number two sustained a head laceration and concussion. Passage number three sustained an upper torso injury. Passenger number four, who was seated next to the window, sustained an upper torso and left leg injury. All four passengers in the vehicle were seated in the first row and received medical attention. A police report was not filed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 170,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #140

Jun 012015

Ram 1500

  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags) was received in June of 2015. The dealer stated that the parts needed to repair the vehicle under the recall were not available. The failure mileage was 118,000.

- Lagrange, GA, USA

problem #139

Sep 132015

Ram 1500

  • 86,572 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at approximately 35 mph, the air bag warning indicator illuminated continuously. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags); however, the dealer denied to service the vehicle under the recall until after the dashboard was replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 86,572.

- Deland, FL, USA

problem #138

May 292015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 doge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V770000 (air bags) and 15V312000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the part to do the repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- La Porte , TX, USA

problem #137

Jan 232015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V770000 (air bags) and 15V312000 (air bags), but the parts were not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. Several dealers were contacted and they could not provide a specific date for when the parts would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #136

Jun 052015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the part to perform the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Irving, IL, USA

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