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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
33 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,083 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #16

Feb 012002

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving 10 mph, vehicle was struck by a van traveling 50 mph, front crash. Seatbelt did not restrain consumer, he was thrown forward. Vehicle was totalled, no injuries. In this accident, neither airbag deployed, see ODI number 8004341.

- Deale, MD, USA

problem #15

Jan 282001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
My vehicle crashed into a cliff-side at 50 mph. The collision was directly head-on. Neither the driver's nor the passenger side/ front airbags were deployed during this crash.

- Ermine, KY, USA

problem #14

Dec 012001

Ram 2500

  • miles
While driving about 55 mph struck an utility pole with right center side, but neither of air bags deployed. Had take vehicle to dealer prior to this incident for air bag problems.

- Passes, KY, USA

problem #13

Aug 292001

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Consumer was traveling 50mph on the highway and another vehicle pulled in front of him. And T-boned him from the side.upon impact, neither airbag deployed. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Antioch, IL, USA

problem #12

Aug 222001

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was traveling on wet roads and hydroplaned into a telephone pole. Metal bracket of steering wheel broke upon impact. Air bags did not deploy. Consumer will contact dealer. Pleas add the VIN #, mileage and any additional information pertaining to this incident.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #11

Jul 092001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
In a head-on collision, the air-bag did not deploy for the driver. Dodge inspected and claimed that the collision was slightly or not perfectly straight-on (damage is across entire front and passenger had to be pried-out of the vehicle). The auto club declared the vehicle a total loss. Owner believes air-bags should have worked. A second opinion, other than by the mfg. Is desired. Wife of driver believes she heard a recall on the news for steering on Dodge trucks having to do with airbags but cannot find it in writing. Please advise.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #10

Jun 152001

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Consumer was traveling 55mph on highway and traffic was moving slowly. There were three lanes of traffic, and he was trying to get into an opening to a clear lane. Applied brakes, and brakes didn't grab at all. Also, airbags didn't deploy, and hit a coach bus. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Abington, MA, USA

problem #9

May 052001

Ram 2500

  • miles
Vehicle impacted a telephone pole head-on during wet conditions while traveling at approximately 35 mph. Upon impact, both frontal air bags failed to deploy. Manufacturer has not given consumer a reason for failure of air bags. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Dale, TX, USA

problem #8

May 012001

Ram 2500

  • miles
While traveling at 30 mph hit a train head-on and none of airbags deployed. Truck was totalled.

- Calvert, TX, USA

problem #7

Apr 202001

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer was driving at approximately 40 mph, and lost control, vehicle went into ditch head-on, upon imact, dual airbags did not deploy. Vehicle sustained enormous damage, such as front bumper being pushed up to radiator, and steering wheel knocked loose when consumer's head hit it.

- Crowley, TX, USA

problem #6

Dec 242000

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles

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

On a 30 mph frontal center crash air bags did not deploy causing bodly injury, Chrysler investigation #8126432 the fond open squib system at airbag and stated that the air bag failure was do to wires that ripped loose when steering column collapsed.

- Granger, IN, USA

problem #5

Jan 092001

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a frontal collision in which driver's and passenger's air bags did not deploy, cause unknown.

- Wapagontea, OH, USA

problem #4

Oct 292000

Ram 2500

  • miles
The airbag warning light came on and stayed on the day after I purchased my vehicle. The dealer was immediately contacted and they advised that the airbag would most probably not deploy in the event ot a collision. I was also advised they had a previous occurrence, recently, of the same nature and believed it might be somehow caused by an anti-theft system the dealer installs on all their vehicles.

- Yucca Valley, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 012000

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer fell asleep at steering wheel, and had a head-on collison, vehicle was totaled, and air bags did not deploy. Driver sustained some injuries.

- Denham Springs, LA, USA

problem #2

Oct 042000

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a 30 mph frontal collsion in which driver's and passenger's air bags did not deploy.

- Arlingtoin, WA, USA

problem #1

Sep 072000

Ram 2500

  • miles
Airbag system light came on, indicating a problem with air bag system which may not protect occupant in event of a crash. Currently at the dealer.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

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