10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
31 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
39 / 1
Average Mileage:
20,628 miles

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 15 of 16)

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problem #27

Feb 112015

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V770000 (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. The VIN was not available.

- Lakewood , FL, USA

problem #26

Dec 172013

Ram 1500

  • 197,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 55 mph, another vehicle reversed in front of the contact's vehicle and caused a crash. The driver side air bag did not deploy. A police report was filed. There were unknown injuries sustained that required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V770000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 197,000.

- Cortemadera, CA, USA

problem #25

Dec 142014

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V817000 (air bags) and 14V770000 (air bags) had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated that the parts were not available for repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced the failure.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #24

Dec 222014

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V770000 (air bags) however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Williamsburg, KY, USA

problem #23

Sep 012014

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V817000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to do the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact did not disclose if a failure was experienced or not.

- Cocoa , FL, USA

problem #22

Jan 142015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V354000 (air bags) however, the part needed 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. Updated 03/10/15 the consumer stated the airbag was repaired. Updated 6/17/2015

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #21

Dec 222014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles

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

After receiving the recent safety recall notice regarding air bags, I took my 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab to southern Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram located in Norfolk, va. My vehicle was inspected, and I was informed by a representative that the air bags would need to be replaced. The rep. Also stated that the required parts would be ordered, but due to a backlog/shortage, it would be approximately two weeks (minimum) until the required parts arrived. I inquired about having the air bags deactivated as a safety precaution since they meet the criteria to be replaced. The representative stated it would not be possible to deactivate the air bags because doing so would violate federal regulations. I find it highly unacceptable that I now have to drive my vehicle, for the next two weeks (minimum), with a known safety defect.

- Portsmouth, VA, USA

problem #20

Dec 152014

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V354000 (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.

- Palmcoast, FL, USA

problem #19

Sep 022014

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
My mom and I were heading home from church when this man in a pickup ran the stop light and totaled my pickup, my mom had to be taken to the hospital because of a head injury and other injuries. The police came out and no one was ticketed. Anyway I got ahold of Chrysler and they sent me a letter in the mail stating that since it was not a head on collision they were not responsible. They said that since in was from the side, that it did not matter if the air bag deployed or not. My pickup passenger side air bag did not deploy this is why my 82 year mom was seriously hurt! my question is why are air bags put in vehicles or required if they are not going to work? I don't have the money or the means to hire a lawyer, and I'm without a vehicle and have been for quite awhile. The big 3 auto makers should be held responsible for all of the air bag problems that are going on even if they do not deploy! any help from you folks would be appreciated. P.S. I had to guess on my actual mileage but I know it was over 65,000. I apologize for bothering you folks but I need help. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Moore, OK, USA

problem #18

Feb 052014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 179,000 miles
Oncoming vehicle lost control came across 4 lanes to hit front of truck. Dodge is totaled but air bags did not deploy. I contacted Dodge to have them check them out and was told, first a special task force would come check the airbags and we would be compensated, then later was told due to the age and mileage of my truck they wouldn't but I could take it to a Dodge dealership and see if they would run the test at my expense. Dodge didn't seem to care why air bags didn't go off since the truck is 10 years old.

- Huntsville, AR, USA

problem #17

Sep 062013

Ram 1500

  • 103,000 miles

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

Driving down 50 mph single land roadway. 0525 hrs, dark, dry, no street lights. Deer from right side of the road, swerved, vehicle crossed oncoming traffic lane and left roadway. Vehicle went into tree line striking two to three trees. Major/total loss of vehicle. Main damage to front of vehicle. Airbags did not deploy.

- Mcguire Afb, NJ, USA

problem #16

May 262012

Ram 1500

  • 90,000 miles
While driving on narrow road air bags in steering wheel and passenger side dash started to activate before I could get off road and stop they exploded and I was involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle. This accident was investigated by Chrysler two different reps and findings were never released to the authorities. Chrysler was requested at two different times to release this info and never did. Thus I was charged with "left of center" violation. There were some critical injuries to multiple people and no deaths praise god.

- Kettering, OH, USA

problem #15

Dec 062010

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
Air bags did not deploy on impact. Updated0 06/26/12

- Dayton, PA, USA

problem #14

May 152012

Ram 1500

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact was traveling 50 to 60 mph when the vehicle crashed into the median. The air bags failed to deploy. Two people suffered injuries to the chest and neck. The police were contacted and a report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 160,000.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #13

Mar 242012

Ram 1500

  • miles
I was driving my Ram 1500 and looked down and then back up and sadly ran into the back of another car. Have yet to get it to the shop as its Sunday but the damage was enough to crush in the front end plenty of my Ram. But no airbags deployed. Luckily neither myself or my passenger were hurt. I don't think I'll buy Dodge.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #12

Mar 102011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
I was traveling North on highway 47 following a van and some other vehicles when all of a sudden everyone locked up and by the time I saw the vehicle in front of me hit the brakes I slammed on my brakes and slid into him damaging his rear panel doors and the front end of my truck. No airbag deployed either on the driver or passenger side of the truck that I was driving. It was raining at the time and the roads were saturated so stopping abruptly was out of the question still I tried, no one was injured in the crash however the very next day I experienced this very severe nose bleed that lasted about 15-20 non stop when it finally slowed to a trickle I went to the nearby hospital emergency room. We were traveling about 40-45 mph when the crash occurred and I'm curious as to why the bags didn't deploy.

- Capemay,Courthouse , NJ, USA

problem #11

Sep 052010

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact was driving 50 mph when a vehicle failed to yield the right of way. The consumer was hit in the left rear door. The rear passenger sustained injuries to the chest, the front passenger sustained injuries to the chest and shoulder. Both rear passengers were injured and sustained hip and facial injuries. The vehicle was towed to a local body repair facility. A police report was available (26-856-10). The failure and current mileage was 57,000. Updated 12/15/10. Updated 12/27/10

- Dimondale , MI, USA

problem #10

Jan 142010

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. While the contact was driving 70 mph she attempted to switch lanes and crashed into a vehicle. The contact applied the brakes and made a sharp right turn causing the vehicle to crash into a metal pole which totaled the vehicle; however, none of the air bags in the vehicle deployed during or after the crash occurred. The contact injured her neck during the crash and also experienced back pain. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 57000. Updated 3/8/10 updated 09/23/10

- Lodi, CA, USA

problem #9

May 232009

Ram 1500

  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 60 mph, the contact suddenly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the median on the highway. None of the air bags deployed and both the passenger and driver were injured. A police report was filed. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 83,000.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #8

Aug 282007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram. While driving 55 mph, the contact passed out due to a medical condition. As a result, he rear ended a parked vehicle and crossed over the median into the path of oncoming traffic. The air bags failed to deploy and the contact was injured. Both vehicles were destroyed. The police arrived, filed a report, and transported him to the hospital. There is no current mileage because the vehicle was destroyed. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Farmersmill, OH, USA

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