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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
31 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
39 / 1
Average Mileage:
20,591 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 2 of 16)

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problem #286

Jul 112016

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags). The dealer stated that the remedy and parts had not been supplied from the manufacturer. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- New Knoxville, OH, USA

problem #285

Aug 032015

Ram 1500

  • 157,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the brake, the check engine, the ABS and the front passenger's side air bag warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 16V352000 (air bags). However, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 157,000. Parts distribution disconnect and VIN tool confirms parts unavailable.

- Fredricksburg, VA, USA

problem #284

May 292016

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 16V352000 (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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Maryville, TN, USA

problem #283

Mar 142015

Ram 1500

  • 0 miles

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

They have replaced the passenger side hose to the air bag back in March 2015, and the driver side was done in July 2015. So my truck has been taken care of just to let you know so you can stop showing that recall on my truck!!!!! the battery did get broken in March 14, 2015, but that was it!!!! which it was the same battery that was in the truck when I bought it back in January 15, 2007.

- Jesup, GA, USA

problem #282

Jun 082015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated the dashboard was cracked from the windshield down to the passenger air bag. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags) however, 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Youngsville, NC, USA

problem #281

Jul 192016

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V352000 (air bags) and 14V770000 (air bags). However, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were 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. Parts distribution disconnect. VIN tool confirms parts unavailable.

- Norwood, NC, USA

problem #280

Jul 182016

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: 15V313000 (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.

- Raeford, NC, USA

problem #279

Jul 062016

Ram 1500

  • 120,000 miles
Takata recall. I took my truck to cortese Dodge in henrietta NY in July 2016. Two weeks ago. They replaced the drivers side air bag. Returned the vehicle to me with dashboard airbag light on. Told me it was on when I brought it in. I know it was not. Refused further work. Is it safe to drive?

- Hamlin, NY, USA

problem #278

Dec 142015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owned a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 35 mph, the contact crashed into a tree. The vehicle flipped over on the side of the road and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained face bruises and scratches, but did not require medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a collision lot. In addition, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 16V352000 (air bags) after the crash. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Buckingham, VA, USA

problem #277

Jul 092015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 16V352000 (air bags). The parts needed for the repair were 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 parts not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Bohemia, NY, USA

problem #276

Jun 252016

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

15V-313 we have a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 that has all the issues I've read on here for complaints. The wind shield wipers only work on the highest setting and when turned off stop wherever on the windshield when you turn the switch to shut them off, the engine seems to be leaking oil some place, have had to replace both front wheel hub assembelies, rear end has foam in the fluid, im guessing from reading this that my rear axel is about to fly out from underneath my teuck while driving by the way it sounds and slips, and now a recall on air bags. I fear everytime I drive behind the wheel of my truck and by the sounds of it after reading all these complaints that there is good reason to fear for my life. How many people have to die before something is done. These vehicles should not be made available to drive if there this dangerous. Sounds like Chrysler should be buying these trucks back so all there customers dont have to risk there lives driving down the road in a poor designed vehicle the produced. Not sure why there allowed to keep them on the streets being so dangerous to drive. Our truck has every problem that people have complained about on here but yet only has one recall when looked up by VIN. Why is that?

- Morrison, IL, USA

problem #275

Jun 012015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #274

Jun 212015

Ram 1500

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owned a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. While the vehicle was stationary, the vehicle erupted into flames on the driver side. The vehicle was destroyed. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The contact was not near the vehicle at the time of the explosion. The fire department extinguished the fire. The vehicle was not replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. Shortly after, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags). It was diagnosed that the air bag exploded and combusted into flames due to the nature of the takata air bag recall. The failure mileage was approximately 150,000. Updated 09/29/16

- Ashtabula, OH, USA

problem #273

Jan 062016

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V77000 and 15V343000 (air bags) and stated that the parts needed for the repair were 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.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #272

Apr 122016

Ram 1500

  • miles
I have repeatedly tried to book in my truck to have the airbag replaced at my local dealer shottenkirk's Cherokee Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 200 Liberty blvd, canton, ga 30114. It seems each of my last four of many visits they have either not the part in stock or would need the truck for an overnight or longer with no courtesy vehicle available each time. It does seem they just don't want to do it and make excuses or place obstacles in my way?

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #271

May 292015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (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.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #270

May 182014

Ram 1500

  • 148,266 miles
"takata recall" for driver airbag inflator have received three recall notices over the last eighteen months and have visited egolf moters in brevard, nc three times. Each time they say they can get only two parts per week. Today they said they are working on ausust 2015 now. They are working on a first-come-first- serve plan. "takata says the ammonium nitrate propellant doesn't cause problems until the degration process has proceeded a very long way, and then the results fairly quickly go to rupture". they say the process could take 10 years, while some lawyers say 7 years for some. Shouldn't they be changing the oldest first?

- Brevard, NC, USA

problem #269

Nov 182014

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part needed to perform 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.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #268

Jun 042016

Ram 1500

  • 147,400 miles
Takata recall traveling at a highway speeds I lost control of my truck after swerving to avoid hitting a stationary uhaul truck had severe damage to the truck total it and the airbags failed. Me and my gf are both alive thankfully but we had head injuries due to and airbag failure. Hopefully Dodge will do something about it or I will put a bad name and take other actions hopefully the rest of the the Dodge will get fix before more injuries happened any help would be much appreciated thanks!

- East Earl, PA, USA

problem #267

Jun 082015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (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 VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Chapin, SC, USA

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