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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 5 of 20)

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problem #305

May 292015

Ram 1500

  • 95,000 miles

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

Takata airbag inflator I've been trying to address this issue for almost a year now without success recall # 15V-312

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #304

May 292015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Milladgeville, GA, USA

problem #303

Sep 232006

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact and the deceased driver owned a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at a high rate of speed, another vehicle crashed into the driver side of the contact's vehicle. The driver lost control and crashed head on into a utility pole. The air bags did not deploy. The driver was fatally injured from the impact of the crash and the failure of the air bags. A police report was filed. The insurance company diagnosed that the location of the impact was not near the sensor, which was why the air bags did not deploy. The contact was uncertain as to whether an independent source investigated the failure or the manufacturer. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. The contact recently received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Thibodaux, LA, USA

problem #302

May 292015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (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. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 05/24/16

- La Center, KY, USA

problem #301

Mar 212015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (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 not notified of the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #300

Mar 092015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a recall notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bag); however, the part for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced the failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #299

Feb 162015

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 a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The VIN was invalid. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sunshine, LA, USA

problem #298

Dec 092015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. 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 for 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Margate, FL, USA

problem #297

Jun 172015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags). The part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Rapid City, SD, USA

problem #296

May 132015

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 do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Kihei, HI, USA

problem #295

May 292015

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Poplar Bluff, MO, USA

problem #294

May 152015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #293

Mar 082016

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 repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Margate, FL, USA

problem #292

Jun 102015

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 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Bovey, MN, USA

problem #291

Mar 042016

Ram 1500

  • 170,000 miles
I have had several notices of the airbag recall R26 and am told the replacement bags are still not available 1 year after the notice. My local dealer keeps telling me to "check back" in a couple of months. I am afraid a passenger will be injured in the event of a deployment. I took my truck to the dealer today after being told that they had the replacement parts, but was turned away again.

- Palmetto, FL, USA

problem #290

Mar 042016

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Hurst, TX, USA

problem #289

Feb 102015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The contact called several dealers, they provided no follow up calls for several months concerning the recall repair appointment. The dealers 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 contacts vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #288

May 262015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Received recall notice approx one yr ago stating passenger airbag upon deployment could send metal into occupants. In recall notice it stated that when parts become available I would again be notified. Still no parts and still having to drive a dangerous vehicle. This is unacceptable!!

- Newcastle, OK, USA

problem #287

Jun 152015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the recall repair were 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 05/11/16

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #286

Sep 172015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. 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 contact was placed on a waiting list. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 05/06/16

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

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