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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 7 of 19)

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problem #255

May 012015

Ram 1500

  • 123,000 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 stated that NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags) had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact was concerned for their safety due to the passenger side dashboard being fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 123,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Winstom-Salem, NC, USA

problem #254

Oct 122015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Oxford, AL, USA

problem #253

Dec 152015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a 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. The VIN tool conforms parts not available.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #252

May 012015

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 stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags) was received in may of 2015. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Greer, SC, USA

problem #251

Jun 012015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags) was received in June of 2015. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #250

Sep 282015

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

- Oldsmar, FL, USA

problem #249

Mar 022015

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 notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags); however, the part or remedy for the recall was not available. 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Clearlake, CA, USA

problem #248

Jun 102015

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags). When attempting to schedule the recall repair, the dealer did not have the parts and the tools to provide the remedy for the recall repair. The contact waited for several months to receive the second notice for the parts to become available to receive the recall repair and was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 04/04/16 updated 04/06/16

- Elkton, MD, USA

problem #247

May 292015

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.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #246

Jun 052015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 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. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 04/06/16 updated 04/28/16.

- Billings, MT, USA

problem #245

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. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 04/04/16

- Lebanon, MO, USA

problem #244

Oct 012015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Recall notice R26/P78 notice. The passenger airbag inflator housing may rupture and result in injury/death during certain crash conditions. Called dealer on October 1, 2015, Dodge Chrysler does not have parts to fix recall.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #243

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 recall 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.

- Powhatan, VA, USA

problem #242

Jan 202015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall- looks like Chrysler needs some more fire under them, hopefully airbags don't deploy anytime. Chrysler needs to also include a recall for defective "cracked dashboard" junk. If my truck was in an accident I would have sharp plastic and metal shrapnel all over myself and any other occupants.

- Timmonsville, SC, USA

problem #241

May 292015

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

- Granville, NY, USA

problem #240

Jun 062011

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags); however, the part and remedy for the recall 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #239

Aug 202015

Ram 1500

  • 120,000 miles
Takata recall. Contacted dealer to have the affected parts replaced. When I arrived they said they did not have the correct parts and could not tell me when they would have them. They said they would contact me when the parts came in. That was six months ago (Aug. 20, 2015).

- French Lick, IN, USA

problem #238

Jan 192016

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall: Dealer, ralph sellers will not fix, claims they can not get parts, will not notify me when then get parts. It has been many months, probably over a year.

- Prairieville, LA, USA

problem #237

Mar 102015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 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 manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 03/16/16 updated 03/17/16.

- Jamestown, NY, USA

problem #236

Jul 062015

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 VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- White Marsh, VA, USA

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