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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,200 miles

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2009 Dodge Ram 3500 accessories - exterior problems

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2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 032011

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 12,200 miles


Seatbelt in truck caught the door handle and locked so you cannot pull out more belt to get it off the handle. This also causes the door handle to be partially lifted which automatically unlocks and opens the door while the vehicle is parked or in motion. Even with the door cracked openas far as the belt will allow the belt will not release the handle and allow the door to open more then a few inches. If this was an accident a person could be trapped in the vehicle and not be able to get out without requiring additional equipment to cut the seatbelt or break a window. So far this has not been corrected on my vehicle we will take the truck to the Dodge dealer tomorrow for now no one rides in the passenger seat. I suspect the seatbelt will need to be unbolted from the floor to unhook the belt off the door handle. I do have photos available and the issue can be replicated on the drivers and passengers doors.

- Pasco, WA, USA

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