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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 1 of 20)

problem #391

Nov 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #390

Jul 062015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags). The contact stated that the parts needed for the recall remedy were not available. The contact had not experienced a fire. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Jacksonville, TX, USA

problem #389

Jan 132017

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 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.

- Roodhouse, IL, USA

problem #388

Jun 152015

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). The remedy 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. The VIN was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- San Tan Valley, AZ, USA

problem #387

Jan 102017

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. I have just received my 7th recall notice for dealer replacement of the faulty airbag system. I have called Dodge headquarters and time and again been referred to my local dealer. The dealer says they will call me when they get the parts. I have never heard from the dealer on this subject. I believe this started back in 2014/2015 but it's hard to tell since none of the notices are dated. When can I expect to get this possibly explosive part replaced?

- Holualoa, HI, USA

problem #386

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. Part distribution disconnect.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #385

Dec 292016

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), but there were no parts available. The contact felt that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The dealer was contacted and stated that there were no parts available for the recall. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Clancy, MT, USA

problem #384

Dec 222016

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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Hooksett, NH, USA

problem #383

Sep 072016

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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Venetia, PA, USA

problem #382

May 272016

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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Mcdonald, PA, USA

problem #381

Dec 192016

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

I have not yet had issues with my air bags. My complaint is against the dealer crown Dodge 6300 king dr ventura, ca 93003 (805) 656-6669 whom I have contacted several times regarding safety recall R26/NHTSA 15V-312. They have not been able to assist me. Initially they told me they didn't have the replacement parts. Then they told me they would call me back and never did. I need my car fixed immediately to avoid any potential injury.

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #380

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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Weston, FL, USA

problem #379

Jul 012015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a recall notice for the air bags. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bags were repaired. The contact later discovered that the air bags were not repaired. The NHTSA campaign number and failure mileage were unknown. The manufacturer was not notified.

- Grapevine, TX, USA

problem #378

Dec 072016

Ram 1500

  • 140,000 miles
Tamara recall my finance was cut on his neck by the air bag when he was in a accident. The vehicle was in motion.

- Perryville, MD, USA

problem #377

Jun 222015

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 was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #376

Nov 282016

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall: Fitzgerald auto mall, lexington park, md. Called dealer who said would not have parts until Jan. Is this true? it's been over a year since the recall was issued.

- Ridge, MD, USA

problem #375

Nov 142016

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 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 VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Greensboro, AL, USA

problem #374

Jan 012003

Ram 1500

  • miles
It has been a few years since I was notified that this truck has a defective takata air bag, yet the Dodge dealer has still not contacted me to fix the problem. I had called them a couple of times in the past, and every time I called them, they stated that they are aware of the problem and will contact me when they get the replacement parts. How much longer is this going to take?

- Wahiawa, HI, USA

problem #373

Oct 292015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V312000 (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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #372

Aug 052016

Ram 1500 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 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 01/11/2017

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

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