really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,600 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram Van 1500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 282004

Ram Van 1500

  • miles


While traveling 65-70 mph and changing lanes power steering became hard. This resulted in a tractor trailer rear ending consume's vehicle and pushing it on side of mountain. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy.

- Canyon Country, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 012004

Ram Van 1500 8-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
The consumer lost control of vehicle while driving on an icy road between 30 - 35 mph. When this occurred, the vehicle hit a pole head on. Upon impact, none of the frontal air bags deployed, and the passenger side seat belt unbuckled. The passenger sustained serious head injuries when his head had come in contact with the windshield. ODI followed up with consumer and learned that the passenger side seat belt buckle did not release as earlier stated in the crash. The complaint was on the performace of the retractor. The passenger side seat belt retractor may not have locked up during the impact. The vehcile was totaled and taken away. The consumer could not inspect the retractor for ODI during the follow up call.

- Stamford, CT, USA

problem #1

Nov 042003

Ram Van 1500

  • 1,800 miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision while driving at 60 mph. Upon impact, neither driver's side nor passenger's side air bags deployed. There were no injuries or fatalities. However, vehicle was totaled.

- Westmorland, CA, USA

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