2003 DODGE RAM VIN: 1D7HU18N73S199897

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VIN 1D7HU18N73S199897 Decoding Dodge Vin Decoder

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0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

DODGE

Manufacturer Name

FCA US LLC

Model

Ram

Model Year

2003

Plant City

WARREN

Trim

1500

Vehicle Type

TRUCK

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Dodge City Assembly

Plant State

MICHIGAN

Series2

E Series

Body Class

Pickup

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 2E: 6,001 - 7,000 lb (2,722 - 3,175 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

8

Displacement (CC)

4700.0

Displacement (CI)

286.81159724524

Displacement (L)

4.7

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Multipoint Fuel Injection (MPFI)

Other Engine Info

Sales Code: EVA

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2003 DODGE RAM Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2003 DODGE RAM Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1D7HU18N73S199897

Components: AIR BAGS

March 27, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10969291
Consumer Location: WILMINGTON, NC
VIN: 1D7HU18N73S****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL I HAVE RECENTLY SUBMITTED COMPLAINT ABOUT MY DASHBOARD AND I NOTICED THAT THE AIRBAGS MAY HAVE A RECALL. I WAS NEVER NOTIFIED ABOUT THIS. COULD YOU PLEASE INFORM ME AS TO WHAT STEPS I NEED TO TAKE.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 20, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10838994
Consumer Location: HACKENSACK, MN
VIN: 1D7HU18N73S****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL. WE RECEIVED A NOTICE FROM FIATCHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER OF 2014 NOTIFYING US OF OUR DEFECTIVE AIRBAG AND THE NECESSARY REPLACEMENT. WE HAVE CONTACTED THEM AND OUR LOCAL DEALER, TANNER MOTORS, BRAINED MN. AS TO WHEN THIS AIRBAG REPLACEMENT WILL BE PERFORMED. WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THE NEW BAGS ARE CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. THERE HAS BEEN NO RESPONSE TO THESE NUMEROUS CALLS WE HAVE MADE. WE GET THE SAME RUN AROUND. THE NEW AIRBAGS ARE BACK ORDERED. HOW LONG MUST I DRIVE AROUND WITH THIS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CONDITION? WHO IS GOING TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IF SOMEONE GETS HURT DUE TO THIS DELAY? THERE APPEARS TO BE AN INTENTIONAL FOOT DRAGGING BY WHOEVER IS BEARING THE COST IN THIS REPLACEMENT. WHAT IS OUR GOVERNMENT DOING TO MOTIVATE THESE PEOPLE TO PERFORM THE NEEDED REPAIR? I AM CURRENTLY LIMITING MY USAGE OF THIS VEHICLE BECAUSE OF THE DANGER IT POSES. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP IN RESOLVING THIS PROBLEM. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE, [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).' *TR

Components: SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN

April 19, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10714141
Consumer Location: ARENA, WI
VIN: 1D7HU18N73S****

Summary of Complaint

THE REAR END GRINDS AND HAS BEEN FOR MANY YEARS OR IS GRINDING LITTLE METAL PIECES OFF TRUCK IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE ANY LONGER UNTIL REAR END GETS REPLACED. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

August 22, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10353868
Consumer Location: MESA, AZ
VIN: 1D7HU18N73S****

Summary of Complaint

DODGE RAM 1500, 2003 SLT 4X4. DASH BOARD IS CRACKING AND FALLING APART. LESS THEN 30,000 MILES I NOTICED MY FIRST CRACK. ONLY A FEW YEARS OLD. NOW I HAVE MORE THEN 60,000 MILES AND CAN'T EVEN CLEAN IT FOR FEAR OF CUTTING MYSELF. IT HAS LOOKED LIKE I DON'T TAKE CARE OF MY TRUCK FOR OVER 3 YEARS. I CAN'T EVEN SELL IT AND PAID OVER $30,000 FOR IT NEW. THIS IS A DEFECTIVE PART AND DODGE KNOWS IT. THE REPLACEMENT PART IS FROM DODGE AND IS ALSO DEFECTIVE. IT ALSO COST $800.00 FOR THE REPLACEMENT DEFECTIVE PART FROM DODGE. THIS JUST ISN'T RIGHT. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

March 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10324576
Consumer Location: WILMINGTON, NC
VIN: 1D7HU18N73S****

Summary of Complaint

I OWN A 2003 RAM 1500 QUAD CAB AND THE CLEAR COAT IS DETERIORATING ON EVERY PANEL. I HAVE GOT THREE ESTIMATES, ALL OF WHICH WERE 4 TO 5 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO REPAIR. I SEE THOUSANDS OF OTHER DODGE OWNERS WITH THIS EXACT SAME ISSUE. PLEASE HELP!! *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 20, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10121774
Consumer Location: ERIE, MI
VIN: 1D7HU18N73S****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2003 DODGE RAM 1500 SERIES, 4.7 LITRE ENGINE AND AM EXPERIENCING A STALL OUT PROBLEM WHEN I GO TO TURN A CORNER . THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ME SEVERAL TIME. IT'S A VERY DANGEROUS AND SCARY SITUATION TO LOSE COMPLETE POWER, STEERING AND BRAKING POWER. THANK GOD THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED AT AN INTERSECTION OR I MIGHT NOT BE TYPING THIS COMPLAINT TOO YOU AT THIS TIME. I THOUGHT I WAS CRAZY UNTIL MY HUSBAND SHOWED ME AN ARTICLE FROM THE TOLEDO BLADE ON MAY 21, 2005 IN REGARDS TOO THE GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATING THIS SAME PROBLEM WITH THE 2004 AND 2005 DODGE RAMS. SINCERELY, [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11414654
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1D7HU18D03S****

Summary of Complaint

2003 RAM 1500: CONCERNS ABOUT CRACKED DASHBOARD BECOMING PROJECTILES

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 29, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11395573
Consumer Location: MADISON HEIGHTS, MI
VIN: 1D7HU18D93J****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL TANK STRAP IS ROTTED AND TANK IS FALLING OUT

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE

November 01, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 11374758
Consumer Location: ATLANTA, GA
VIN: 1D7HA18D13S****

Summary of Complaint

DASH IS CRACKED AND PIECES ARE FLYING EVERYWHERE WHEN THE AC IS TURNED ON. VERY UNSAFE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

October 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11363298
Consumer Location: KISSIMMEE, FL
VIN: 1D7HA18N03J****

Summary of Complaint

DIFFERENTIAL GRINDING NOISE WHEN DRIVING DOWN THE STREET WHEN GRINDING NOISE STARTED

Components: AIR BAGS STRUCTURE

August 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11351079
Consumer Location: CONWAY, SC
VIN: 1D7HA16K03J****

Summary of Complaint

ON AUGUST 1 2020, MY 2 ADULT CHILDREN AND ANOTHER PASSENGER WAS IN A CRASH AND MY TRUCK FLIPPED SEVERAL TIMES FROM FRONT TO BACK AND ALL PASSENGERS WERE BADLY INJURED AND NOT ONE OF THE AIR BAGS WERE DEPLOYED. THE TRUCK WAS HIT FROM THE PASSENGER SIDE CAUSING THE TRUCK TO AIR LIFT AND FLIP.

Components: POWER TRAIN UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 11, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11350285
Consumer Location: FOLSOM, CA
VIN: 1D7HU18D13S****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DOING 65 ON FREEWAY WHEN WHEN MY DRIVELINE AND PINION BOLT CAME OFF REAR END IN 1 PIECE AND THE REAR TIRES LOCKED UP AND I SLID TO A STOP

Components: STRUCTURE

June 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11327089
Consumer Location: OCONTO FALLS, WI
VIN: 1D7HU18D13S****

Summary of Complaint

TRUCK BODY RUSTED THROUGH AROUND REAR WHEEL WELLS STARTING IN 2005. RUSTED COMPLETELY THROUGH IN 2007 (DEALER WOULDN'T REPAIR UNDER 7-YEAR RUST-THROUGH WARRANTY, AND APPEARED MUCH THE SAME AS IN RECENT PHOTO. IN 2019 THE FRAME ON BOTH SIDES IN THE REAR WERE NOTED TO BE RUSTED ALL THE THROUGH AND REINFORCING PATCHES NEEDED TO BE WELDED ON AS SEEN IN PHOTO. *TR

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN

February 11, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11308629
Consumer Location: CATONSVILLE, MD
VIN: 1D7HU18D63S****

Summary of Complaint

THE STEERING IS VERY LOOSE, WHEN GOING OVER A BUMP THE VEHICLE IS PULLED INTO ANOTHER DIRECTION AND YOU TEMPORARILY LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. THE 4X4 WAS NOT OPERATING PROPERLY, SO THE TRANSFER CASE WAS REPLACED. UPON REPLACING TRANSFER CASE THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL LOCKED UP AND THE REAR WHEELS WON'T MOVE. THIS SEEMS TO BE A VERY COMMON ISSUE WITH THIS VEHICLE. ALL OF THESE ISSUES ARE COMMON AMONG DODGE RAM 1500S OF THIS YEAR( 2003) THESE ISSUES SHOULD BE RECALLED!

Components: AIR BAGS STRUCTURE

November 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11302355
Consumer Location: GAINESVILLE, GA
VIN: 1D7HA18D43J****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 DODGE RAM 1500. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V312000 (AIR BAGS). THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO LOCAL DEALER HAYES CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM OF GAINESVILLE LOCATED AT 3115 FRONTAGE RD, GAINESVILLE, GA 30504, WHERE SHE WAS INFORMED THAT THE DASHBOARD NEEDED TO BE REPLACED BEFORE THE RECALL REPAIR COULD COMPLETED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER HAD NOT BEEN INFORMED OF FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 06, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11298264
Consumer Location: TULLAHOMA, TN
VIN: 1D7HA18NX3J****

Summary of Complaint

HEATER VENTS CONTROL FLAP STOPED FUNCINING.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

December 06, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11287510
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 3D7LU38C03G****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING AT DIFFERENT SPEEDS OVER 30 AND USUALLY TEMPS BELOW 50, THE ENGINE LIGHT WILL COME ON AND WILL IMMEDIATELY LOSE THROTTLE. "DEAD PEDAL" SOMETIMES THE THROTTLE WILL SURGE THEN DROP OFF OTHER TIMES WHEN SLOWING THE TRANS (AUTOMATIC) WILL START TO CHATTER AS IF A MANUAL,. I USE A STORE PURCHASED OBD COMPUTER TO RESET. GET CODES 2121, 2123 SOMETIMES 0700. THIS SOMETIMES TAKES 2-3 TIMES TO RESET. VERY UNSAFE AND DANGEROUS. THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR YEARS, NUMEROUS TIMES, USUALLY IN WINTER AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. SOMETIMES AT INTERSECTION WHILE ACCELERATING. HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR SOLUTION FOR YEARS!! SEE MANY OTHERS ON NET WITH SAME PROBLEM. WHY ISN'T THIS FIXED BY DODGE AND OR CUMMINS. AGAIN VERY UNSAFE!!

Components: STRUCTURE

March 18, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11253176
Consumer Location: PENDLETON, IN
VIN: 1D7HU18ZX3S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 DODGE RAM 1500. -FRAME CORRODED -VEHICLE UNSAFE TO BE DRIVEN.( BY INDEPENDENT MECHANIC ) -RUST -THE CONTACT HAD THE VEHICLE DIAGNOSED BY AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC THAT DETERMINED THE FRAME WAS SEVERELY RUSTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR A DIAGNOSTIC. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 160,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

September 19, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11253172
Consumer Location: PENDLETON, IN
VIN: 3D7K928C93G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 DODGE RAM 2500. -THE FRAME WAS SEVERELY CORRODED. -VEHICLE UNSAFE TO BE DRIVEN ( DIAGNOSTIC BY INDEPENDENT MECHANIC ) -RUST -THE CONTACT DROVE THE VEHICLE TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, THEY DETERMINED VEHICLE NOT SAFE TO BE DRIVEN. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR A DIAGNOSTIC. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 170,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

August 07, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11244423
Consumer Location: LA HABRA, CA
VIN: 1D7HA18D73J****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2003 DODGE RAM 1500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 40-50 MPH, THE TRUCK IN FRONT COLLIDED WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE AS A RESULT THE TRUCK BOUNCED BACK COLLIDING WITH THE FRONT DRIVER'S SIDE OF THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED A SMALL FACIAL FRACTURE AND ORAL LACERATIONS WHICH REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE CONTACT STATED THAT TO HIS KNOWLEDGE THERE WERE NO OTHER INJURIES. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A TOW LOT WHERE IT WAS DEEMED A TOTAL LOSS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. NEITHER THE DEALER NOR THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 174,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

July 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11241287
Consumer Location: ROCHESTER, WI
VIN: 1D7HU18N13J****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 DODGE RAM 1500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE REAR DRIVER'S SIDE OF THE VEHICLE WAS ROTTING. THE CONTACT CALLED MILLER MOTOR SALES (LOCATED AT 1196 MILWAUKEE AVE, BURLINGTON, WI 53105, (888) 449-0974) AND INFORMED THEM OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 260,000.

Components: VISIBILITY STRUCTURE

April 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11233283
Consumer Location: LUTZ, FL
VIN: 1D7HA16K53J****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 DODGE RAM 1500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT CRACKS WERE PRESENT ON THE DASHBOARD. ALSO, WHILE OPERATING THE AIR BLOWER, DEBRIS BLEW INTO THE CABIN AND DISTRACTED THE DRIVER. FURMAN DODGE (24252 STATE RD 54, LUTZ, FL) AND THE MANUFACTURER WERE NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE, BUT NO ASSISTANCE WAS OFFERED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 66,000.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE STRUCTURE

July 14, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11231944
Consumer Location: NOBLESVILLE, IN
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 DODGE RAM 1500. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 45 MPH, THE CONTACT HEARD A LARGE THUMP. THE CONTACT PULLED THE VEHICLE OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND FOUND THAT THE FUEL TANK HAD DETACHED FROM THE BODY OF THE VEHICLE. THE POLICE WAS PRESENT, BUT NO REPORT WAS FILED. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND HAZMAT UNIT WERE ALSO AT THE SCENE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO KAHLO CHRYSLER DODGE (9900 PLEASANT ST, NOBLESVILLE, IN 46060), BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 159,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

Components: STRUCTURE

July 03, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 11228602
Consumer Location: NORTH BERGEN, NJ
VIN: 1D7HU18D53J****

Summary of Complaint

THANKS FOR REVIEWING. I BOUGHT NOT JUST ONE BUT TWO 2003 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT LARAMIE OFF ROAD 4/4. AFTER ONLY 6-7 YEARS OF SERVICE THE TRUCK STARTED TO RUST. I WENT FOR MAINTENANCE AND WHEN RAISING THE VEHICLE THE TECHNICIAN GOT EXCITED AND STOPPED HE CALLED ME OVER TO SHOW ME MY DRIVER SIDE FRAME RAIL WAS SO DETERIORATED HE WAS UNSURE HE COULD SAFELY RAISE THE VEHICLE. I WAS SHOCKED. BECAUSE I HAD THE TRUCK FROM THE DEALER BRAND NEW AND KNEW THE CARE IN WHICH THE TRUCK RECEIVED. THE TRUCK IS UNSAFE AND THOUGHT I COULD JUST BUY A REPAIR. THE REPAIR COST AS MUCH AS BUYING A DIFFERENT TRUCK WHICH I DID. SAME ONE. AND GUESS WHAT THE SAME PROBLEM. RUST OVER THE WHEEL, BUMPER AND YES THE FRAME RAIL. I COULD POKE MY FINGER THOUGHT IT AND IT WOULD FALL APART. I CALLED DODGE TO EXPRESS MY CONCERN FOR THE AMOUNT OF TRUCKS LIKE THIS ON THE ROAD. THEY TOLD ME MY TRUCK WAS OLD AND THAT'S WHY. FOR A COMPANY TO ADVERTISE THEIR TRUCKS BEING THE TOUGHEST ON THE PLANT I DON'T THINK SO. THE PROBLEM I HAVE IS MY SON HAS A 1986 FORD TRUCK WHICH EVERYTHING FELL OFF EXCEPT THE FRAME, ON THE OTHER HAND, I HAVE A TRUCK WHICH ALL WORKS AND I CAN'T DRIVE. I'M SURE A LITTLE INVESTIGATION YOU WILL FIND 100000S OF THESE BROKEN FRAME TRUCKS THAT MOST DON'T EVEN KNOW IT'S HAPPENING. IT'S UNSAFE TO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN A VEHICLE TO PROVIDE PROTECTION IN CASE OF THE UNTHINKABLE. BUT DODGE HANDED OUT A BUNCH OF TRUCKS THAT HAVE TICKING TIME BOMBS IN THEM. I IMAGINE THE VEHICLE RESPONDING MUCH DIFFERENTLY IF IN A COLLISION WITH A RUSTED UN SUPPORTED FRAME. JUST LIKE A HOUSE IN FLORIDA WITHOUT BUILDING FOR A HURRICANE TO PASS. I FEEL DODGE COVERED UP THE PROBLEM AND SACRIFICED THE VERY PEOPLE THAT KEPT THEM IN BUSINESS. I WILL CONTINUE TO BRING LIGHT TO THIS AND I'M SURE MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. A VEHICLE THAT IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE AND VALUELESS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION.

Components: AIR BAGS

April 16, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11205531
Consumer Location: HAZELTON, KS
VIN: 1D7HU18N13S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2003 DODGE RAM 1500. WHILE THE CONTACT'S FIANCE WAS DRIVING 50 MPH, HE SWERVED TO AVOID A SKUNK AND LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE CRASHED INTO A DITCH AND ROLLED OVER MULTIPLE TIMES. ALL THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE DRIVER SUSTAINED INJURIES TO HIS RIBS, LEFT LEG, RIGHT KNEE, AND HEAD. THE OTHER TWO FRONT SEAT PASSENGERS SUSTAINED BRUISES AND CUTS. THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE OCCUPANT SUSTAINED CUTS AND BRUISES. THE REAR MIDDLE SEAT PASSENGER WAS EJECTED OUT THE BACK DRIVER'S SIDE WINDOW. ALL THE PASSENGERS WERE TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL VIA AMBULANCE. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE TWO FRONT PASSENGER SEAT BELTS WERE LATCHED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A TOW LOT AND THEN THE INSURANCE COMPANY TOWED IT TO THEIR LOCAL TOW LOT WHERE IT WAS CONSIDERED A TOTAL LOSS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.*DT PHOTOS ATTACHED *JB

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11196532
Consumer Location: WEST DEPTFORD, NJ
VIN: 1D7HU18N53J****

Summary of Complaint

TRAVELING AT ABOUT 40MPH, DRIVESHAFT FELL OFF. AFTER FURTHER INVESTIGATION, I SAW THE PINION LOOSE HANGING INSIDE THE DIFFERENTIAL. I TOOK COVER OFF DIFFERENTIAL AND THE PINION AND GEAR WERE DESTROYED. THE PINION NUT WAS OFF . THAT BEING SAID, NUT CAME LOOSE, CAUSING PINION TO DROP INTO GEAR BOX , DESTROYING IT. HOWEVER, MY VIN WAS NOT RECALLED. MULTIPLE ISSUES LIKE THIS ON THIS YEAR ALSO.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 13, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11196076
Consumer Location: FAIRFIELD, OH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WAS DOING SOME REGULAR MAINTENANCE ON MY TRUCK CLIMBED UNDER MY TRUCK TO DO MY OIL CHANGE AND A PORTION OF MY FRAME ON THE DRIVER SIDE ABOUT HALF WAY OF THE CAB IS RUSTED OUT. IT WAS NOT LIKE THIS BOUT 4 MONTHS AGO WHEN I DID MY LAST OLD CHANGE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 11, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11193027
Consumer Location: GRETNA, LA
VIN: 1D7HA18N53S****

Summary of Complaint

THE DASHBOARD IS FALLING APART WITH SHARP PIECES FALLING INSIDE UNDER THE DASH WHICH MAY CUT WIRES OR EVEN THE AIR BAG. IT IS VERY BRITTLE. IT CAN BE MOVING OR STATIONARY.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

March 09, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11186001
Consumer Location: FRAZIER PARK, CA
VIN: 3D7KU28673G****

Summary of Complaint

MY TRUCK HAS HAD THE DEATH WOBBLE FROM DAY 1. COUNTLESS TRIPS TO FIX WHAT I NOW KNOW HAS BEEN A KNOWN ISSUE. THE TRUCKS FRONT END GOES INTO MASSIVE SHAKING OUT OF THE BLUE

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

November 13, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11173216
Consumer Location: WORCESTER, MA
VIN: 1D7HU18N338****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER SIDE HEAT NOT WORKING OR DEFROST

Components: POWER TRAIN

January 06, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11165869
Consumer Location: LAGRANGE, GA
VIN: 1D7HU18D73J****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 DODGE RAM 1500. WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO VIBRATE VIOLENTLY. THE CONTACT COASTED THE VEHICLE OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND NOTICED THAT THE DRIVESHAFT WAS DETACHED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE CONTACT CALLED MIKE PATTON CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM AT (706) 882-0600 (LOCATED AT 1408 LAFAYETTE PKWY, LAGRANGE, GA 30241) AND WAS INFORMED TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND INFORMED THE CONTACT TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A LOCAL DEALER. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 240,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 25, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11161691
Consumer Location: SPRING CITY, PA
VIN: 1D7HU18N03S****

Summary of Complaint

DUE TO A MEDICAL CONDITION I WAS NOT EVEN AWARE OF I PASSED OUT WHILE DRIVING. UNCONSCIOUS I DROVE INTO A DITCH, CAME OUT AIRBORNE (ACCORDING TO AN EYEWITNESS), PROCEEDED ON STRAIGHT INTO A TREE. MY AIRBAG DID NOT DEPLOY RESULTING IN MY HEAD BEING THROWN INTO THE STEERING WHEEL, RESULTING IN KNOCKING OUT 5 TEETH REQUIRING ORAL SURGERY, A GASH ON THE CHIN REQUIRING STITCHING AND AN ON GOING JAW ISSUE. I HAD NO OTHER BODILY INJURIES. HAD THE AIRBAG DEPLOYED I MAY HAVE BEEN INJURY FREE. *DT*JB

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 14, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11152121
Consumer Location: WACO, TX
VIN: 1D7HA18N73S****

Summary of Complaint

BLOWER MOTOR WIRING HARNESS FAILED. IT BURNS UP IN STEERING COLUMN. IT IN TURN CAUSES BLOWER MOTOR TO NOT WORK . WHEN YOU ARE DRIVING WINDSHIELD FOGS UP YOU CAN NOT GET DEFROST TO COME ON. HTTP://DODGERAM.INFO/TSB/RECALLS/C11.HTM

Components: AIR BAGS

December 05, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11145267
Consumer Location: LUBBOCK, TX
VIN: 1D7HA18D33S****

Summary of Complaint

I GOT A RECALL LETTER MULTIPLE TIMES. EVERYTIME I TRY TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH MY LOCAL DEALER THEY SAID THEY DONT HAVE THE PART AVAILABLE. IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN 2 YEARS SINCE I OWNED MY VEHICLE AND THREE DEALERS SAID THEY WILL CALL ME BACK WHEN THEY HAVE THE PART AVAILABLE. I EVEN TRIED CALLING A DEALER FROM A DIFFERENT STATE BECAUSE I MOVED. NO SUCCESS. RECALL CODE R26

Components: STEERING ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 06, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11139348
Consumer Location: NORRISTOWN, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING, TRUCK STALLS, HAPPENED TWICE. NO WARNING LIGHTS, NO CODES, FIRST TIME AT STOP SIGN, SECOND WHILE ON STRAIGHT RUN

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11130646
Consumer Location: TUCSON, AZ
VIN: ID7HA18D73S****

Summary of Complaint

AS I WAS DRIVING TO MY DRS APPOINTMENT IN A CITY STREET AT 40 MPH. I HEARD A POPPING NOISE FROM THE REAR OF MY TRUCK AND I IMMEDIATELY LOST POWER ,I WAS ABLE TO PULL OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND FOUND MY DRIVE SHAFT LAYING ON THE ROAD ,MY REAR AXLE LOCKED UP , I HAD TO HAVE MY TRUCK TOWED HOME , AFTER FARTHER INSPECTION I FOUND OUT THAT THE PINION NUT CAME OFF .I RESEARCH THE AND FOUND OUT MANY COMPLAINS OF THIS PROBLEM WITH DODGE TRUCKS OF THIS YEAR ,WITH NO RESPONSE FROM DODGE .WHAT IS GOING TO TAKE A FATALITY BEFORE DODGE ISSUE A RECALL .

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

December 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11120153
Consumer Location: WATERFORD, WI
VIN: 1D7KU28623J****

Summary of Complaint

WIPERS DO WHAT THEY WANT TO, NO- OFF DONT SEAT STOP IN MIDDLE OF WINDSHIELD

Components: SEAT BELTS

August 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11120166
Consumer Location: NORMAN PARK, GA
VIN: 1D7HA18N93J****

Summary of Complaint

RECALL ON AIRBAG REPLACED 9/2017. NOW PASSENGER SEATBELT ORC MODULE BAD AND NOT AVAILABLE FROM MANUFACTURER OR SAFETY RECALL

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 07, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11119255
Consumer Location: WAYNE, WV
VIN: 1D7HU18D63S****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVE SHAFT FELL OFF DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AND THE REAR END IS COMPLETELY OUT NOW TOO!

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

July 17, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11118848
Consumer Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
VIN: 1D7HU18D63J****

Summary of Complaint

BLEND DOORS IN THIS YEAR AND MODEL VEHICLE ARE KNOWN TO BREAK CAUSING NO HEAT TO BE DIVERTED TO THE DEFROSTER CAUSING A SAFETY ISSUE BECAUSE THE WINDSHIELD CAN NOT BE PROPERLY DEFROSTED. THIS CAN CAUSE VISIBILITY CONCERNS WHICH CAN RESULT IN A CRASH.

DODGE RAM Sold

dodge ram 1998 vin 1b7hf13zxwj213526
1998 DODGE RAM Collision Unknown
1B7HF13ZXWJ213526
dodge ram 1998 vin 1b7hc16y1ws632581
1998 DODGE RAM Collision Run & Drive
1B7HC16Y1WS632581
dodge ram 1998 vin 3b7hc13y5wg166200
1998 DODGE RAM Collision Unknown
3B7HC13Y5WG166200