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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 9 of 20)

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problem #231

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 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
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

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 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

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

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

problem #215

Jun 302015

Ram 1500

  • miles
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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Mission, TX, USA

problem #214

Mar 032014

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 unavailable. Updated 02/12/16 updated 02/22/16.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #213

Dec 222015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall -my VIN is [xxx]. I live in Hawaii where humidity is a factor in everyday life, Hawaii should be in priority group 1 without question due to this factor alone. My 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 is in an hah area yet it follows behind "safer" vehicles in non-hah areas. I bought this truck two months ago unaware that it was unsafe and affected by the recall. In my opinion the vehicle is unsafe to drive and not road worthy. So now I have a $10,000 yard ornament, there is no way I would feel safe driving my family in this truck. The excessive wait time for parts is unacceptable as we need a vehicle to complete the requirements of our daily lives...ie.... making a payment on a truck I can't drive. Not having a safe vehicle drive severely cripples our ability to earn money and put food on our table. We live in Hawaii in probably the most humid climate in the United States, being that failure was much more prevalent in humid climates it is in no way safe to drive. I will be contacting the factory immediately following the submission of this complaint. Further information puts my vehicle in priority group 2, really" in Hawaii the most humid place in the U.S." unacceptable on every level. Please get the factory to either repair or replace my vehicle, if there were an injury to myself or my family no amount of money could ease the pain of our family....do you get that this is about the safety of our families not money!!!! no failure to date. Vehicle parked because of this issue. Complaint date 12/22/15 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Ewa Beach, HI, USA

problem #212

May 292015

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). 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 02/12/16

- Smithville, MO, USA

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