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

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 19 of 20)

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problem #31

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

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #28

Jan 052010

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • miles

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

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

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: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

problem #15

May 232014

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the contact crashed into a retail sign while having a seizure. The air bags did not deploy and the contact lost awareness. The passenger also sustained minor injuries. Both the driver and passenger required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed and a police report was filed of the incident. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The vehicle was not inspected to determine the cause of the failure. The failure and the current mileage was 46,000. Updated 8/28/14 updated 09/15/2014

- Callahan, FL, USA

problem #14

Jul 262013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Ok, so I recently buy this one owner Dodge Ram 1500 pickup. 2003, 90,000. In pristine condition. I mean primo. I get in the pickup, and am pulling out of my driveway and hear what was a loud craking sound, like breaking plastic. I didn't think much of it, thinking I ran over a can or something. Later in the day, I notice my dash board. Oh my god. It has this large crack in it. Right above the glove box from the glove box to the window. I then notice another crack right above the passanger door vent (dash) that is working it's way up toward the window. I do some more inspection and see yet another crack near the defrost vent and a small part of the vent missing. I figured that out today when I piece of plastic blew in my face and hit me in the eye when I turned the ac on. I thought, well, maybe I was duked. Maybe it was in an accident. I check it all out with carfax. Nothing. Clean title. Well maintained one owner. Wtf. I call my local dealer. 'well, we are aware of the issue, we have heard about these things happening, but your truck is out of warranty". what" this is not a warranty issue. It's a defect. After hours of research, I see this is a huge problem with these trucks. The dealer said it's about a $2800 fix?? what?" so now I am stuck. I am going to persue this matter for as long as it takes. This is not "sun damage" I know what sun damage is. This is a defect. I have been driving cars/trucks for 30 years, never ever seen a dashboard do this. Ever. Please keep the complaints coming. Tomorrow I am doing battle with Dodge at 800-992-1997. I am one pissed customer. Who was a loyal Dodge fan....not any longer.

- Wyanet, IL, USA

problem #13

Jan 012009

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
Dashboard and dash panels are spontaneously cracking. Pieces of vinyl are falling apart possibly affecting the proper function of air bags. Hot engine air is leaking inside the vehicle through the cracked board affecting the proper cooling A/C system; driver and passengers are breathing engine fumes that are entering the cabin through the openings/cracks.

- Coral Gables, FL, USA

problem #12

Apr 292013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 259,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the contact crashed into a row of trees. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained a concussion to chest. A police report was filed of the incident. The vehicle was not inspected at a dealer or repair shop for the cause of failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 259,000....updated 07-10-13

- Azle, TX, USA

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