really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,000 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 072015

Ram 1500

  • 112,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 60 mph, the contact crashed the vehicle into a tractor trailer. The air bags failed to deploy. In addition, the contact stated that the driver side shoulder seat belt webbing failed. The contact sustained a chest injury that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 112,000.

- Parish, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 242011

Ram 1500

  • miles
Seat belts fail to retract automatically. I would consider this a major flaw in the seat belt hardware. It started on the drivers side and then a year later the passenger side. Also causes you to sometimes close the door on the seat belt because it didn't retract and hung out the door. It broke the button on the seat belt fabric so now my seat belt has no stopper either.

- Vincennes, IN, USA

problem #2

Nov 242009

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving between 45-50 mph another vehicle crashed into the passenger side of her vehicle. None of the air bags deployed, nor did the seat belt system secure the occupants. She received moderate injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a collision center. The failure and current mileages were unknown.

- Easley , SC, USA

problem #1

Jul 102007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Rear seat belt does not lock, causing child safety seat to slam into back of drivers seat. Was driving on 294 in Chicago, cars slammed on brakes, at 40-50 mph I also slammed on my brakes to avoid hitting cars in front of me. My son's graco turbo booster seat which was correctly strapped in flew off the seat with him in it and into the back of the drivers seat.

- Mount Carroll, IL, USA

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