really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,548 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 152011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 171,000 miles


TL- the contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 25 mph in rainy weather, the vehicle began to slide abnormally, causing the contact to crash into a tree. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained lacerations to the bottom of the chin and mouth, requiring 24 stitches. The contact was immediatley taken for medical attention. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure mileage was 171,000. Kmj updated 02/01/12 the consumer also stated the seat belts didi not perform as designed. Updated 02/10/12

- Justin, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 132007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 106,190 miles
Last November on my way to school, I was involved in a rollover accident while getting onto the highway. The roads were bad and extremely icy. However, I lost control of the truck while getting onto the highway, put it into 4X4 and corrected myself, then the 4X4 went out (which commonly happened), lost control, hit the median sideways, and rolled the truck. The problem was during the rollover, 1. I had to push myself back into the seat to engage my seatbelt, and 2. the back two in roof roll guards broke. I was only going about 20 - 25mph when I rolled and the back window smashed down several inches. The collapsing of the roof should not have happened as bad. The median had over 6" of snow in it. If a person was sitting in the back seat, he/she would have been seriously injured. Truck is considered totaled. Model is a 2001 Dodge 1500 4X4 quad cab short box slt/laramie w/the 5.2L magnum V8.

- Butte, MT, USA

problem #2

Jun 012006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 65,000 miles
: the contact stated the seat belt buckle would not latch on a consistent basis. The buckle was free of dirt and other contaminants. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer, who determined that the seat belts needed to be replaced. The seat belts were not replaced. Updated 12/18/2006 -

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 142001

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was involved in an accident, hitting a ditch when driving at 30-32 mph. Driver side seat belt failed to restrain driver, seat belt failed to lock up which forced driver over steering wheel. Driver sustained injuries to neck and back. Consumer has not been to work for over one year due to injuries sustained in accident.

- Joliet, MT, USA

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