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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 5 of 19)

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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

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: 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

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) 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

problem #285

Jun 102015

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 a recall notice for the air bags. The contact called the dealer for several months and went to the dealer more than three times, but the parts for the repair were not available. The dealer was unable to confirm when the parts would be supplied. The manufacturer was unable to provide a reasonable time frame to supply the part to the dealer. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bethel Springs, TN, USA

problem #284

Oct 202014

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
Takata recall. We received a notice from fiatchrysler automobiles on or about October of 2014 notifying us of our defective airbag and the necessary replacement. We have contacted them and our local dealer, tanner motors, brained mn. As to when this airbag replacement will be performed. We have been told the new bags are currently not available. There has been no response to these numerous calls we have made. We get the same run around. The new airbags are back ordered. How long must I drive around with this potentially dangerous condition" who is going to be held responsible if someone gets hurt due to this delay? there appears to be an intentional foot dragging by whoever is bearing the cost in this replacement. What is our government doing to motivate these people to perform the needed repair" I am currently limiting my usage of this vehicle because of the danger it poses. I would appreciate any help in resolving this problem. Thank you in advance, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hackensack, MN, USA

problem #283

Feb 012015

Ram 1500

  • 55,000 miles
Takata recall I received my first recall notice in February 2015 and received three notices before I could get an appointment with air bag inflator in stock. I drove about 80 miles to the dealer only to be told they no longer had them in stock and they had written my phone number wrong so that was a wasted trip. Then I finally got another appointment and after being at the dealer about 30 minutes and was told they did not have the inflator for my truck and none had been released yet that fit my truck. That was another 160 mile round trip wasted. This has been over a year of waiting to have my vehicle repaired. When are the inflators for a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 going to be available?

- Greensboro, AL, USA

problem #282

Feb 262016

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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #281

May 042015

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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Roscommon, MI, USA

problem #280

Feb 012015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
2003 Dodge Ram 1500. Consumer writes in regards to airbag system recall replacement issues at dealership.

- Kapaa, HI, USA

problem #279

Jun 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) however, the contact stated that the manufacturer had 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.

- Union, WV, USA

problem #278

Feb 032015

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 repairs was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Commerce, MI, USA

problem #277

Jul 012015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (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.

- Brooks, GA, USA

problem #276

Feb 232016

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags). 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 VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lufkin, TX, USA

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