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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 1 of 19)

problem #375

Nov 142016

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 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

  • 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #371

May 292016

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 repair were unavailable. 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. Part distribution disconnect.

- Ferguson, KY, USA

problem #370

Oct 102016

Ram 1500

  • miles
I took it in to the dealer for passenger air bag recall.I scheduled an appointment 3 days advanced, even though I was there for 5 hours and my truck went in to shop and out right away but was left sitting. At that time I thought it was sitting probably because they where waiting for my new part; I asked if it was done at hour 5 and dealer said they where looking for me for the longest time after I clearly told them I was gonna wait. I was sitting right in front of them for hours and my fear is that dealer never inspected air bag at all. Heres what I got: R26 safety recall R26- passenger airbag inflator (recall) inspect passenger airbag part number and conduct supplemental restraint system test. No further action required. I have a feeling they bs this inspection, I dont trust them as far as I can throw them.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #369

Jun 202016

Ram 1500

  • 70,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 35 mph, the contact rear ended the preceding vehicle because there were no brake lights illuminated. The driver and passenger side air bags deployed. A police report was filed. The contact sustained whiplash and breathing issues due to the powder/fumes contained within the air bags. Medical attention was received. The vehicle was towed home and then driven to a dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.

- Parowan, UT, USA

problem #368

Jun 102015

Ram 1500

  • 150,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the air bag indicator remained illuminated. 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 failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Perris, CA, USA

problem #367

Aug 312016

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall- I received a recall notice for the passenger side airbag, late 2015. Received notice that part was available August 2016. I only used the vehicle for limited use while waiting for the replacement part. When I brought the truck in to have the airbag replaced, they told me they checked the part number on my airbag and it's good, it doesn't need to be replaced. So I lost the use of my vehicle for the last several months because a recall shouldn't have been issued or is it that Chrysler didn't want to spend the 15 minutes to check the part number when the issue first arose?

- Stockholm, NJ, USA

problem #366

Sep 122016

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.

- Fairburn, GA, USA

problem #365

Aug 262016

Ram 1500

  • 157,000 miles

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

Airbag light on dash stays on. Contacted Dodge about this problem and they could not help. I don't think it is a good idea to drive around with the airbag light on. The airbag will not engage when this dash control light is illuminated. The vehicle has never been involved in a collision. Just minor scrapes and scratches.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #364

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.

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #363

Aug 252016

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall I received a recall notice from Dodge. When I contacted a Dodge dealer to make an appointment I was informed they didn't have the replacement airbag and it would be 9 months to a year before they could get it.

- Aquebogue, NY, USA

problem #362

Jun 012015

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 repair were unavailable. 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Inman, SC, USA

problem #361

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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #360

May 272016

Ram 1500

  • miles
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 repair were unavailable. 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. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 10/06/16

- Benson, NC, USA

problem #359

Jul 292016

Ram 1500

  • 166,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. After starting the vehicle, the air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact stated that the failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the air bag warning light remained illuminated after the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 166,000.

- Olive Branch, MS, USA

problem #358

Aug 092016

Ram 1500

  • miles
Recall for passenger has not happened but on recall list

- Missouri City, TX, USA

problem #357

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). The part to do 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.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #356

Jul 272016

Ram 1500

  • 154,317 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags). The vehicle was repaired. After the repair, the air bag warning light illuminated. The air bag light was not illuminated pior to the repair. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 154,317.

- Demopolis, AL, USA

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