10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
22 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
27 / 1
Average Mileage:
21,213 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 seat belts / air bags problems

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 15 of 20)

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problem #111

Jul 012014

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 recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V770000 (air bags) was received in 2014 and NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags) was received in may of 2015. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Kingman, AZ, USA

problem #110

Apr 102015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available to schedule the recall repair appointment within a reasonable timeframe. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #109

Jan 022015

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 recall part was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Cibolo, TX, USA

problem #108

Aug 182015

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: 15V312000 (air bags) and 14V770000 (air bags); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #107

May 272015

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 needed 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.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #106

Jun 082015

Ram 1500

  • 82,000 miles
A Dodge dealership has informed me that the occupant restraint control (orc) module has suddenly failed and is in need of replacement. After investigating in online forums and discussions with the local Dodge dealership there appears to be a pattern of failures associated with the orc unit in several Dodge / Chrysler models. The cost to repair is over $500 ($344 + labor) and the part is very hard to come by for older vehicles.

- Mt Juliet, TN, USA

problem #105

Jul 102015

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 recall part needed was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable time to have the vehicle repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced the failure.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #104

Jul 202015

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); however, the part was not available. 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 contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure.

- Bonifay, FL, USA

problem #103

Mar 152015

Ram 1500

  • 230,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. After the vehicle was started, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. In addition, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V770000 (air bags) however, the part needed 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 failure. The failure mileage was 230,000.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #102

Aug 112015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V312000 (air bags) and 14V770000 (air bags); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were 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.

- Lake Wales, FL, USA

problem #101

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 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.

- Whiting, NJ, USA

problem #100

Dec 152014

Ram 1500

  • 113,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. When the vehicle was started, the air bag warning indicator consistently illuminated. The failure recurred on several occasions. The contact also stated that on several occasions the air bag warning indicator illuminated while driving at various speeds. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V770000 (air bags) and 15V312000 (air bags), however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 113,000.

- Lutz, FL, USA

problem #99

Jul 082015

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 he was told that he would have to contact the dealer on a daily basis to check for availability. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

problem #98

Oct 122013

Ram 1500

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that upon entering the vehicle, the doors on the front passenger and the rear passenger side failed to open. Also, the contact mentioned that the windows and the locks would not operate. The contact stated that this was a recurring failure. The vehicle was driven to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the vehicle was working up to specifications. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle was involved in a crash and the air bags failed to deploy. No further details of the crash were provided. The vehicle was towed to the independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 43,000. The VIN was not available.

- Lee , MA, USA

problem #97

Dec 032014

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); 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.

- Chilhowie, VA, USA

problem #96

Mar 022015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V77000 (air bags) however, the repair part needed was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced the failure.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #95

Jan 022015

Ram 1500

  • 152,000 miles
The contact owned a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle veered off the road and rolled multiple times. As a result, the contact crashed into a ditch. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained a laceration to the spleen and a head injury, which resulted in the contact being in a coma for 26 days that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 152,000.

- Warrens, WI, USA

problem #94

Jul 242015

Ram 1500

  • 47,852 miles
I received 2 notices for air bag defects. And when I called the Dodge dealer they said only a few replacements were coming in every couple weeks and hundreds of vehicles to fix. The resale value of my vehicle has plummeted, and it is not safe to drive in this condition. So me the consumer is screwed over.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #93

Apr 172015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V770000 (air bags) and 15V312000 (air bags) and stated that the parts needed were not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure.

- Loxahatchee, FL, USA

problem #92

May 272015

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 needed 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.

- Portsmouth, VA, USA

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