10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,514 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 seat belts / air bags problems

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 6)

problem #112

Jan 182017

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Springville, AZ, USA

problem #111

Mar 302016

Ram 2500

  • miles
Takata recall. Passenger airbag recall; another recall because the vehicle can jump out of gear and move forward.

- Gatesville, TX, USA

problem #110

May 262015

Ram 2500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Center Ridge, AR, USA

problem #109

May 292015

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (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 repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Eagle, CO, USA

problem #108

Dec 052016

Ram 2500

  • 51,250 miles
Takata recall complaint recall number R26 / NHTSA 15V-312 I took my truck to the dealership to get the recalled passenger takata airbag inflator replaced under the recall. I was told by one of the service advisors that Dodge will replace any parts that are broken free of charge during the replacement of the inflators. Well that was a lie, as you can see that the dashboard on this same 2003 Ram 2500 model has many complaints about it cracking and literally breaking apart due it becoming brittle. Mine has 5 cracks on the dashboard and it is blowing broken pieces out the vents into my face while driving due to the problem with the dashboards. Well then the dealership advised me that the dashboard will crack and break into pieces during the replacement of the faulty takata inflator and they wanted me to pay to replace the dashboard and other associated parts that will break apart during the replacement so I declined the repair. They told me that since my dashboard has cracks already that they would not pay for the parts that would break during the replacement of the inflator. I do not have the money to replace the entire dashboard. So now every time my wife is a passenger in the truck I have to worry about her getting injured worse in an accident due the faulty inflator. I find this unacceptable that Dodge installed cheap plastic dashboards and now I have a defective inflator that can not be replaced with out costing me thousands of dollars due to the defective dashboards. I think Dodge should pay for everything since they used faulty parts and the recall repairs should not cost me anything to get it fixed no matter how many parts they have to replace free of charge attached is the repair ticket I received from the dealership

- Yukon, OK, USA

problem #107

Oct 102016

Ram 2500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags); however, the remedy was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Maumee, OH, USA

problem #106

Dec 052016

Ram 2500

  • 51,250 miles

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

Takata recall complaint recall number R26 / NHTSA 15V-312 I took my truck to the dealership to get the recalled passenger takata airbag inflator replaced under the recall. I was told by one of the service advisors that Dodge will replace any parts that are broken free of charge during the replacement of the inflators. Well that was a lie, as you can see that the dashboard on this same 2003 Ram 2500 model has many complaints about it cracking and literally breaking apart due it becoming brittle. Mine has 5 cracks on the dashboard and it is blowing broken pieces out the vents into my face while driving due to the problem with the dashboards. Well then the dealership advised me that the dashboard will crack and break into pieces during the replacement of the faulty takata inflator and they wanted me to pay to replace the dashboard and other associated parts that will break apart during the replacement so I declined the repair. They told me that since my dashboard has cracks already that they would not pay for the parts that would break during the replacement of the inflator. I do not have the money to replace the entire dashboard. So now every time my wife is a passenger in the truck I have to worry about her getting injured worse in an accident due the faulty inflator. I find this unacceptable that Dodge installed cheap plastic dashboards and now I have a defective inflator that can not be replaced with out costing me thousands of dollars due to the defective dashboards. I think Dodge should pay for everything since they used faulty parts and the recall repairs should not cost me anything to get it fixed no matter how many parts they have to replace free of charge attached is the repair ticket I received from the dealership

- Yukon, OK, USA

problem #105

May 272015

Ram 2500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. 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.

- Beaufort, NC, USA

problem #104

May 132016

Ram 2500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #103

Jun 012016

Ram 2500

  • 137,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (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 repair. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator was illuminated. The approximate failure mileage was 137,000. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Muncie, IN, USA

problem #102

Jul 172016

Ram 2500

  • 100 miles

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

While driving at about 55 mph, I hit a minor bump in the freeway and the truck started shaking violently, steering wheel shaking side to side. The only way it stopped was I had to reduce my speed to complete stop, the problem was I was towing a 16' trailer with a 4000 lb load on it, I was in front of a semi truck with a full load, it was a very scary and dangerous situation.. it happen again while driving at about 65 mph on freeway next day without the trailer I hit a minor bump in the roadway and the truck started shaking violently. The only way it stopped was I had to reduce my speed and stop. I think this problem should be investigated as some one is going to get killed by this happening to them

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #101

Mar 222006

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 2,500 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 05V462000 (power train) and 15V312000 (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 repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 08/17/16 the consumer stated the transmission failed at 2,500 miles. The ball joints and water pump failed and the windshield leaked. Updated 10/26/16.

- New Castle, IN, USA

problem #100

Jun 032016

Ram 2500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #99

Jun 302015

Ram 2500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received a 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Palmetto, FL, USA

problem #98

May 022016

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles
2003 Dodge Ram 2500. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available to repair passenger airbag inflator housing recall notice.

- Napoleonville, LA, USA

problem #97

May 012014

Ram 2500

  • miles
I am the original owner of this Ram 2500.. I have contacted local dealer about two years ago and followed up.. but they are full of excuses. They keep telling me "when we get the word from Dodge we will call you.. thye air bad issue really scares me since I cannot turn the damn thing off when I drive it and some else's carelessness is what will blind...me. Also, I see the track bar made need to be replaced... sort of important since it affect steering. How do you light a fire under these people.. car sales are booming.they go the money... they hope I go way... Honda friends of mine have had their bags replaced a long time ago.... whom do I contact to get this done"?" 717 730 4521 michael J. morra 14 hartzdale drive camp hill pa... 17011

- Camp Hill, PA, USA

problem #96

Jul 102015

Ram 2500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received several notifications for NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags). The contact called several dealers who were unable to supply the part for an extended period of time. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would receive the repairs. The manufacturer was unable to provide a specific time frame that the part would be supplied to the dealer. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #95

Mar 272015

Ram 2500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Jefferson City, TN, USA

problem #94

May 052015

Ram 2500

  • miles
T akata recall. Received recall notice many months ago for recall R26! since no follow up notice was received to bring my vehicle in to the dealer I called the fca customer assistance on Feb 9, 20016. They informed me that they had to wait for parts availability to finish the work! this seems like a rediculose amount of time! how are they building new vehicles with these parts if not available!

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #93

Feb 012016

Ram 2500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact received a 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not exprienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Bowie, TX, USA

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