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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
22 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
27 / 1
Average Mileage:
21,544 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 16 of 20)

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problem #85

Apr 232015

Ram 1500

  • 179,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at 50 mph, the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a side rail. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained a sprained wrist and medical attention was required. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The vehicle was not diagnosed for the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 179,000. The VIN was not available.

- Fordland , MO, USA

problem #84

Jun 222015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 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 needed was 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 had not experienced a failure. MA 10/14. Updated 3/28/2016

- Willits, CA, USA

problem #83

Jul 012015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Suisun, CA, USA

problem #82

Jan 262015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 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: 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 contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 09/11/15

- Webster, FL, USA

problem #81

Jul 012015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign: 15V312000 (air bags); however, the part needed to perform 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.

- Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA

problem #80

Jan 022015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V770000 (air bags) was received in January of 2015 and 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.

- Pell City , AL, USA

problem #79

Jun 012015

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 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Terrehaute, IN, USA

problem #78

Jan 302015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 doge Ram 1500. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V770000 (air bags) and 15V312000 (air bags); however, the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 09/14/15

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #77

Feb 122015

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 perform 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.

- Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

problem #76

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 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Roopville, GA, USA

problem #75

Jun 152015

Ram 1500

  • 197,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 45 mph during inclement weather, the vehicle hydroplaned. As a result, the contact crashed into another vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 197,000.

- Lockwood, NY, USA

problem #74

Jun 292015

Ram 1500

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

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #73

May 292015

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 repair the recall 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.

- Bell City, OK, USA

problem #72

May 052015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a notification for 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #71

Jun 252015

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 was unavailable to perform the repair. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- El Paso , TX, USA

problem #70

Feb 192015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2003 Dodge Ram. Consumer writes in regards to recall notices 14V-770 & 14V-354 replacement parts issues. The dealer informed the consumer, they could not replace the air bag, because a portion of the dashboard may crumble. It appeared the materials used to make the dashboard, were inferior. The consumer stated he noticed the dashboard had cracks with the vehicle was four years old.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #69

Mar 152015

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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Hoffman Estates, IL, USA

problem #68

Feb 052015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 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 parts needed were not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repairs. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 7/16/15 updated 07/23/15

- Anniston, AL, USA

problem #67

Jun 012008

Ram 1500

  • 28,000 miles
I own a Dodge Ram 1500 2003, that is included in the airbag recall, however, after going to the local Dodge dealer I was informed that they cannot replace my airbag because I have a cracked dash. The airbag is attached under the dash, and if they were to try and remove the dash it could disintegrate. So I was very upset when told this, because I have grandchildren that ride in my vehicle, and it has now become a great concern for their safety. Not to mention that I live in Florida, one of the high heat states, that affect these airbags.

- Deland, FL, USA

problem #66

Feb 232015

Ram 1500

  • 59,550 miles
Received a recall notice from Chrysler group, llc, notification code P78/NHTSA 14V-770, regarding danger of the passenger airbag rupturing. Called my Dodge dealer in florence Alabama on about February 23rd, 2015 (as instructed in the recall notice) and asked for an appointment to have it fixed. They said that they would put me on a list and had not received any parts to fix the problem. Stopped by the dealer last week to see my status and they said they have not received any kits to fix the airbag and did not have any idea when they would. Does not seem right that I have a recall notice for a dangerous passenger airbag and Chrysler will not provide the parts required to fix the problem. Any help will be most appreciated.

- Killen, AL, USA

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