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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,044 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #32

Dec 042015

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle 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......updated 04/15/16

- Kinnelon, NJ, USA

problem #31

Dec 012015

Ram 3500

  • 123,000 miles
Safety recall notice P78 / NHTSA 14V-770 I have received several notices about this safety issue over the past year. Called dealer for service each time and every few months and they always tell me no parts are available yet. At what point is the manufacturer required to resolve this issue?

- Pickens, SC, USA

problem #30

Nov 282015

Ram 3500

  • 155,000 miles
Takata recall - fca claims it continues to have no parts available to replace the defective passenger side airbag inflator in the vehicle!!! this issue has been outstanding for over 6 months! we cannot operate a vehicle with safety equipment known to be defective. We need immediate resolution.

- Cookeville, TN, USA

problem #29

Nov 022015

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

2003 Dodge Ram 3500. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available to complete passenger air bag recall notice.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #28

Sep 102014

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. 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 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.

- Sainte Genevieve, MO, USA

problem #27

Nov 042015

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags); however, the part was unavailable to perform the repair. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #26

May 132015

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact receivied notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailiable. 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 availiable.

- Moline, IL, USA

problem #25

Jun 012015

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Oneonta, AL, USA

problem #24

Oct 302014

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Jamestown, TN, USA

problem #23

Dec 032014

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. 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.

- Locust Grove, GA, USA

problem #22

Aug 212015

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

Received recall notice R/26 NHTSA 15V-312 and have contacted dealer for air bag replacement several times the most recent 8/21/15. I have been told they still do not have the part to replace

- Piqua, OH, USA

problem #21

Feb 092015

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 05V426000 (service brakes, hydraulic), 15V312000 (air bags), and 14V770000 (air bags). The parts were not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repairs. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the parts would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Updated 11/20/15 the consumer stated the air bags were replaced. Updated 01/04/16.

- Willis, TX, USA

problem #20

Feb 162015

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V770000 (air bags); however, the recall part was not available. 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.

- Barker, TX, USA

problem #19

Feb 152015

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V770000 (air bags) and 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #18

Nov 212013

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 13V528000 (steering), 14V770000 (air bags), and 15V312000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repairs were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the parts to do the repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Jacksonville, AL, USA

problem #17

Jan 152015

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pineapple, AL, USA

problem #16

Jun 192015

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Anchors, AK, USA

problem #15

Aug 152008

Ram 3500

  • 100,000 miles
Safety issue 1..interior dash board first cracked, then cracked all over, then finally fell apart. The safety issue is pieces of the dash made up of plastic is breaking up in large sharp chunks when a bump in the road is encountered or jarring occurs. When going over a rr track a 5" jagged piece broke off and a small shard hit me in the eye. This issue is way more than cosmetic. I am the original owner and the dealer will not take any responsibility for this defective product. Safety issue 2.. air bag light has been on for several years and intermittent. I received an air bag recall and I took the truck to the dealer for corrective action. After so called fix, the warning light was off for 1 day then came back on. The dealer states the recall has nothing to do with the warning lights. Now I have a current 2nd air bag recall. I took the vehicle to the dealer, but they state they don't have the parts and will contact me. Its been months ago and still no part. Again they say air bag warning light is not related. Safety issue 3... brake light warning and ABS warning stays on all the time. Paid $100 for them to troubleshoot and they say its a sensor on the rt front ABS. I feel this is another safety issue.

- Lake City, FL, USA

problem #14

Jan 232015

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. 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.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #13

Mar 152015

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V312000 (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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Gaylesville, AL, USA

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