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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
31 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
39 / 1
Average Mileage:
21,144 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 3 of 15)

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problem #258

Feb 082016

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V770000 (air bags). While the recall repair was being performed, the dealer stated that the instrument panel became damaged and the contact would be responsible for the expense. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Folsom, LA, USA

problem #257

May 272015

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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Greenville, NC, USA

problem #256

Mar 232015

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V770000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #255

Nov 172015

Ram 1500

  • 150,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 55 mph, the pinion nut detached and caused the vehicle to crash into a cement barrier. The driver sustained a bump to the head and body bruises that did not require medical attention. A police report was not filed. The air bags failed to deploy with the impact. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the rear driveshaft and bearings were replaced. The contact mentioned that the manufacturer issued a recall for the 2005 models under NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Daly City, CA, USA

problem #254

Mar 152016

Ram 1500

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

- Nesquehoning, PA, USA

problem #253

Jan 302016

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a 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 contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #252

Jan 172015

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) 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Waitsfield, VT, USA

problem #251

Dec 222009

Ram 1500

  • 76,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) and the parts were not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the repair. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that there was a failure with the rear differential which was replaced due to a faulty housing. The contact stated that recently while driving approximately 30 mph, the contact heard a loud abnormal noise in the rear, the rear differential fractured and the pinion nut detached. The vehicle was unable to be driven. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who indicated that the rear differential needed to be replaced again. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was awaiting a diagnosis. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 76,000.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #250

Mar 012016

Ram 1500

  • miles
2004 Dodge Ram 1500. Consumer writes in regards to driver side airbag recall repairs. The consumer has been unable to get the problem rectified.

- Pepperell, MA, USA

problem #249

Mar 272016

Ram 1500

  • miles
Every time I try and take my vehicle in to get the recalls fixed, the dealers tell me no parts are available and I will get a call when they come in. I have been ignored and have tried several times to get my truck fixed but no dealer ship will contact me.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #248

Jan 012013

Ram 1500

  • 180,000 miles

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

I have received many notices about the air bag failure on my 04 Ram truck. I have taken it to my dealer over a year ago and they cannot acquire the parts to replace it, this is ongoing and dumb. Every time I drive it I am at risk and if something ever happened to me my family would sue Dodge Corp. But I wish to live with peace of mind. Also codes R25 P81 P40 at which the whell hubs are failing every 3-4 years and I keep purchasing with replacement parts from local auto parts stores.

- Statesville, NC, USA

problem #247

Nov 202015

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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #246

Sep 112015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2004 Dodge Ram 1500. Consumer writes in regards to no return call from dealership about airbag recall repairs.

- Winfield, MO, USA

problem #245

May 292015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 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 recall 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. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 05/24/16 updated 05/24/16.

- Morrisonville, NY, USA

problem #244

Jun 152015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a recall notification for 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 contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Tunkhannock, PA, USA

problem #243

Mar 102016

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V770000 (air bags) and 15V313000 (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. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Cyprus, TX, USA

problem #242

Feb 052015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V770000 (air bags) was received in February of 2015 and 15V31330000 (air bags) was received in June of 2015. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Newman, GA, USA

problem #241

Mar 072015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V770000 (air bags) and 15V313000 (air bags) however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Pendergrass, GA, USA

problem #240

Jul 062015

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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Lapine, AL, USA

problem #239

Jan 232015

Ram 1500

  • miles
Takata inflatores. I have been trying to schedule an appointment at gulf coast Chrysler Jeep to have recall P78 and R25 P81 taken care of for more than a year. I have even called 1-877-223-7634 twice and still nothing. The lady who handles the service department told me last year that my name was on page 4 of her file. When I called the above number, that rep called her. Again they stated they only had one of the items I needed. However, about a month ago a friend of mine here drove up there on a Monday and he was told to bring his identical truck in the next day and his items were fixed!! I'm tired of waiting, I'm tired of being told that they don't have all the parts needed. I was even told that the service department could not order any further inventory until they exhausted what was on hand. I would like to arrange to get these items fixed and soon. If not, then I will start going to the attorney generals office, the BBB and my lawyer. I received another notice in the mail today. How long is considered "within a reasonable time?"

- Gulf Shores, AL, USA

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