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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 8 of 19)

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problem #235

Dec 302015

Ram 1500

  • 162,000 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. While driving at various speeds, the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated intermittently. 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 failure. The failure mileage was 162,000. The VIN was not available.

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #234

Jan 162016

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata inflator. I received the safety recall notice in the mail sometime in June 2015. As of January 16, 2016, I have not received any more further notice regarding this issue. This defect can pose a serious threat to my family and other people that may be sitting rides in my truck. I do not feel safe riding this truck knowing that the airbag is defected. Airbags are supposed to safe lives, but in its current condition, it poses as a threat. Metal fragments can strike and potentially injure the vehicle occupants, it is like driving with a ticking bomb. When is this issue going to be fixed?

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #233

Jul 152015

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.

- Shidler, OK, USA

problem #232

May 132015

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 the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacture was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Liberty, NC, USA

problem #231

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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Crossfield, TN, USA

problem #230

May 272015

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. Updated 03/04/16

- Slidell, LA, USA

problem #229

Apr 212015

Ram 1500 4WD 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 needed to perform 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. Updated 03/15/16 updated 03/16/16

- Forest, VA, USA

problem #228

Jan 112016

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

- Henrico, VA, USA

problem #227

May 292015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 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. Updated 02/26/16

- Dawson, MN, USA

problem #226

Oct 152014

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 for 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Geraldine, AL, USA

problem #225

Jan 072016

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. In addition, the dashboard fractured above the passenger air bag department and the check engine warning light illuminated. The manufacturer was not made aware of this issue. The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 03/15/16

- Evans, GA, USA

problem #224

Jan 062016

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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 03/16/16

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #223

Feb 062015

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • 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...updated 06/22/16 updated 06/28/16.

- Tallassee, AL, USA

problem #222

May 162015

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) and contacted the dealer but the part for the repair was not available for longer than eight months. The manufacturer was contacted and was unable to provide a reasonable time frame to supply the part to the dealer for the recall repair. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 04/08/16

- West Yarmouth, MA, USA

problem #221

May 262015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. Truck was recalled in may of 2015 and Dodge has yet to make any attempt to complete repair. I have called every two weeks since receiving the notice only to be told to call again in two week due to no parts to make repair.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #220

Dec 302015

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. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Valdosta, GA, USA

problem #219

Apr 012015

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.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #218

Jun 232015

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 not available. 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 part not available.

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #217

Jun 132015

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

- Chambersburg, PA, USA

problem #216

Dec 312003

Ram 1500

  • miles
Unresolved recall, they can not or will not fix problem, and no response from NHTSA, seems politics do make strange bedfellows. This is an 2003 vehicle, 16 years old, so, in a few days I will start another year in an unsafe vehicle, can not sell, can not fix, less than 70K miles

- Greenfield, IN, USA

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