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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 17 of 19)

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problem #55

Feb 102015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles

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

At the beginning of February of 2015 I received an "important safety recall" letter with a P78 notification code. I have called the Chrysler dealership several times and have been informed each time that there are no parts to repair the recall issue. So I drive around in an unsafe truck"?" called Chrysler today and was informed they have no estimated time for arrival of parts required to make my vehicle safe!! other issue is that same vehicle's dashboard splintered and fell apart, forcing me to replace the dashboard. I sent Chrysler a request for reimbursement of the dashboard (did not charge for labor, just dashboard), in the amount of $295.68 -- and they refuse to reimburse me for a manufacturer's defect!!! it is all over the internet that these dashboards fall apart -- yet they refuse to assume any responsibility, saying there is no recall issued for this problem. A dashboard that splinters and cracks, for no apparent reason, is not a safety issue"?" I was told by Chrysler that the dashboard falls apart because of "environmental issues" (I.e. humidity, air). Just goes to show you how poorly made these dashboards are!! thank you for your consideration.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #54

Feb 032015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V770000 (air bags); however, the dealer stated that the dashboard would be destroyed during the recall repair and the contact would be responsible for the cost. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Stone Mountain , GA, USA

problem #53

Apr 012013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
The dashboard has cracked and broken in multiple places. It clearly will affect the deployment of the passenger airbag.

- Harvey, LA, USA

problem #52

Apr 082015

Ram 1500

  • 126,000 miles

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

TL- the contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact mentioned that there were no failures with the vehicle before the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for this recall repair. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: (air bags) and stated that the dealer fractured the. Key switch and the repair was not completed properly due to damaging a component while repairing the vehicle. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they stated that the contact would need to replace the key switch to complete the recall repair, however there was no problem with the key switch before the vehicle was taken to that authorized dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure that occured from the dealers repair and the contact was waiting on instructions from the manufacturer to determine if the recall would be completed proplerly. The approximate failure mileage was 126,000. Updated 5/18/15

- Gainesville, TX, USA

problem #51

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

- Bristol, TN, USA

problem #50

Apr 072015

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.

- Jesup, GA, USA

problem #49

Apr 062015

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: 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.

- Neice, CA, USA

problem #48

Feb 232015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
I received a recall notice on my Dodge Ram for a defective airbag inflator housing. Stated that I need to contact my Dodge dealer on February 23. I have called 3 times since this date and am told the dealer does not have the parts to repair this. It has been 6 weeks now. Why has a recall been issued if no parts are available? I have done what I was instructed to do to resolve this issue but the issue is still unresolved. I was told by the dealer also that my name was put on a list and when they get more of these issues they will call all in at one time. Not what I want to hear with a safety issue at hand. Lets hope no injuries occur before this is repaired.

- Anniston, AL, USA

problem #47

Apr 012015

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

- Guntown, MS, USA

problem #46

Oct 292014

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 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.

- Milton, FL, USA

problem #45

Jan 152015

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:14V354000 (air bags) and 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.

- Tamarac, FL, USA

problem #44

Feb 242015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V770000 (air bags) and stated that the parts were not available for several months. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 5/12/15 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired. Updated 9/16/2015

- May, TX, USA

problem #43

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

- Nice, CA, USA

problem #42

Mar 192015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V77000 (air bags) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle 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.

- Candler, NC, USA

problem #41

Feb 062015

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • 36,500 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at 35 mph, the driver side air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the air bag needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V770000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 36,500. Updated 4/21/15 the consumer stated the driver side air bag is defective and the passenger side air bag is on recall. Updated 04/23/15

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #40

Mar 162015

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 repair the vehicle 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.

- South Houston, TX, USA

problem #39

Mar 122015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 125,779 miles
Took my truck to dealer to have recall P78 air bag inflator part # cbdzp403aa replaced when they were through with repairs they said there was a short in airbag on/off switch it would be $165 to repair I declined I told them there was nothing wrong with the switch when I brought the truck in to have the recall performed the air bag light stays on all the time now never be for they worked on it they shorted the switch.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #38

Mar 112015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received 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.

- Sante Fe, NM, USA

problem #37

Mar 112015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V770000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Orlando , FL, USA

problem #36

Mar 092015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
I received a safety recall notice notice from Chrysler group llc. Today I called my local Dodge dealer service department (crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of chattanooga (888-435-0723) to schedule an appointment to repair the defect noted in the recall notice. The service department said they could not get the part therefore they could not repair my vehicle. I asked the service department if I could be placed on a list to be notified if the part became available and they said no.

- Soddy Daisy, TN, USA

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