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 18 of 20)

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problem #51

Feb 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 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
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

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

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

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

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

problem #35

Mar 052015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
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
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

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