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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 18 of 19)

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problem #35

Mar 052015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 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 a notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V770000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to specify when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.... updated 06-02-15 updated 7/2/2015

- Mandeville, LA, USA

problem #34

Feb 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 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.

- Preston, GA, USA

problem #33

Feb 142015

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 VIN was invalid. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Plant City , FL, USA

problem #32

Feb 202014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 220,000 miles

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

My girlfriend used the brakes and the ABS system would allow her to slow down and regain control cause it kept kicking the pedal back with no braking control whatsoever. She hit a guard rail and as the air bag deployed a piece of metal inside the steering column caused approx a 1 1/2 inch tear in the side of the air bag causing to not inflate and causing damage to her neck severally to the point where she needs surgery now to have cervical vertebrae fused together and extreme shoulder pain and unsure of the cause for that now. If this air bag would not have tore and worked properly she would have a soar face right now and not needing surgery. Yes we fully intend to start making inquiries to lawyers starting 3/2/2015 and find a remedy because with all the air bag problems Dodge has had this should have never happened.

- Lyons Falls, NY, USA

problem #31

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 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.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #30

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 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.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #29

Jan 252015

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Cant replace air bags under recall due to cracked top dash panel.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #28

Jan 052010

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • miles
My airbag light has been on for no reason I had 68,000 miles at that time, dash board starts to show cracked lines, and the sun visor is so flimsy on the driver side, it was replaced under warranty because it cannot hold to its position it falls down and block the driver vision, the truck was fairly new at that time. Now the passenger side sun visor has the same problem. Talked to Dodge usa about all this problem but they said my vehicle is not included on any recall..hope you can help there is a safety issue on this problem... note: This vehicle has never been in an accident thank you

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #27

Feb 022015

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.

- Columbus, TX, USA

problem #26

Nov 052014

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V643000 (air bags). The dealer was unable to determine when the part and the permanent remedy would become available to schedule the recall repair. The contact called the dealer for months and was not able to schedule an appointment. The manufacturer was notified and was not able to provide a reasonable timeframe for when the recall repair would be performed. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pointblank, TX, USA

problem #25

Feb 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: 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.

- Valrico, FL, USA

problem #24

Feb 022015

Ram 1500

  • 124,062 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V354000 (air bags) and 14V770000 (air bags). The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician was unable to perform the recall repair due to two fractures on the passenger side dashboard. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 124,062. Updated 4/6/15

- Orange City , FL, USA

problem #23

Jan 192015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to a dealer to be serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V354000 (air bags), but the part was not available. 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.

- Hollysprings , NC, USA

problem #22

Jan 282015

Ram 1500

  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V770000 (air bags) however, the recall remedy failed to repair the vehicle. While driving at 45 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. The dealer stated that the air bags would not deploy due to the warning light illuminating. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 28,000.

- Indialantic, FL, USA

problem #21

Jan 052015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number:14V354000 (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 delay. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- High Springs, FL, USA

problem #20

Jan 072015

Ram 1500

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 60 mph, the contact crashed the vehicle into a tractor trailer. The air bags failed to deploy. In addition, the contact stated that the driver side shoulder seat belt webbing failed. The contact sustained a chest injury that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 112,000.

- Parish, NY, USA

problem #19

Dec 292014

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V354000 (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.

- Indiantown, FL, USA

problem #18

Dec 182014

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V354000 (air bags) and stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact stated that the part was not available and not estimated date was available for when the vehicle would be serviced. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Ketchikan, AK, USA

problem #17

Dec 152014

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V354000 (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.

- Elba, AL, USA

problem #16

Nov 172014

Ram 1500

  • miles
I was in an accident resulting in rollover after the crash and my airbag did not deploy.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

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