really awful
Crashes / Fires:
38 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
40 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,915 miles

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problem #42

Dec 262009

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
It was 12/26/2009 I was driving a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 I was driving 50mph and swerved from deer to the left caught edge of road and mud and side swiped a tree then hitting a 5ft wide tree headon coming to a dead stop and the airbags never went off they were tested okay and the Ohio state highway patrol said they should have deployed I also was told by state farm ins the same thing I then notified Chrysler Corp and was sent a letter that it was looked at and they said it wasn't a direct front end hit I have proof from pics that it was and it was a defect and they will not stand behind anything all I asked was why they didn't go off and a truck to replace it due to having my life flash before me this should be a mandatory recall to fix this or people will loose their lives and Chrysler Corp doesn't care about saving lives please check into this and like I said I have pictures for proof that it was a direct hit at 50 mph.

- Ohio, OH, USA

problem #41

Mar 102009

Ram 1500

  • 70 miles
Serious front end crash, occurred when 3 vehicles slammed on brakes to avoid a child and 2 dogs darting into the street. I was 3rd truck. Front end badly damaged, may be totaled air bags did not deploy. Have seen almost fifty complaints re 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 pick up. So far, Chrysler has done zilch about it. Many injuries. How can they continue to get away with it. Who is watching out for us"? do we have to go on television to get someone to listen to us?"

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #40

Mar 012007

Ram 1500

  • 160,000 miles
The dash on my 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab began cracking about a year ago. At this time I have two large cracks that have met to form a half moon shape that is sticking up from the rest of the dash. I also ha have two smaller cracks that extend from the windshield to the edge of the dash where it curves down to the airbag. I am certain that should the airbag deploy in a crash sections of the dash were the cracks are will fly off and cause further injury to anyone in the passenger compartment.

- Palmyra, VA, USA

problem #39

Jun 122008

Ram 1500

  • 109,380 miles
My 2000 Dodge Ram 4X4 almost killed me no air bag and I was buckled!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in williamsburg va. I had a 2000 Dodge Ram and was in a rear end collision accident on route 60 West at 55 mph. I hit a stationary vehicle in the rear making a left turn. I have 17 stitches in my nose, broken nose, and bruised ribs. I was severely bruised by the seat belt and when the air bag did not go off at 55mph to zero deceleration my face was split open by the steering wheel. The air bag did not deploy and I was buckled, I read about all these problems with Dodge and the airbags, I am the second owner of the truck and I am very good friends with the original owner he and I have all service records this is not right I could have been killed now I am scared for life please assist me in any possible to remedy this issue my son sure liked seeing his father look like beast in beauty and the beast on his first fathers day.

- Lanexa, VA, USA

problem #38

Jun 192006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Complete collapse of plastic dashboard and gauge bezel. The top of the dashboard had so many stress cracks that there were no gaping holes in the top. It was possible to access all of the wiring through the top of the dashboard. This seemed to be a safety issue as there was no structural integrity to the dashboard now if the airbags deployed.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #37

Oct 282006

Ram 1500

  • miles
2000 Dodge sport Ram air bags did not deploy after a front side accident. * the complainant vehicle was involved in an accident in which it went down a small embankment, hit a tree, then flipped over onto it's side. The passenger hit the windshield and broke her nose, sprained her ankle, had neck pain and sustained severe face swelling on the left side. The manufacturer claimed that the air bag did not deploy because the truck hit at an angle.

- Rexmont, PA, USA

problem #36

Aug 132005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 194,000 miles
The consumer was involved in an accident and the air bag on driver's side did not deploy. She was going about 20 mph and hit a telephone pole. The caller said the air bags were working. The caller was injured when she hit the steering wheel. Police were called and a report was taken.. dealer and manufacturer have not been contacted yet. Vehicle was totaled.

- Forked River, NJ, USA

problem #35

Nov 292004

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles
Consumer's vehicle was involved in a collision where it rear ended another vehicle at 40 mph. Upon impact, air bag did not deploy. Passenger sustained a broken knee, and the driver was cut by the seat belt.

- Dana, IL, USA

problem #34

Oct 292004

Ram 1500 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 45 mph, the consumer collided with a vehicle in front of his. The air bags failed to deploy which caused the consumer to sustain minor injuries. The vehicle was towed to a garage. The cause has not been determined at this time.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #33

Oct 162003

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving at 60 mph another vehicle pulled out in front of consumer's vehicle. The consumer was unable to stop in time to avoid a frontal collision. Upon impact, neither driver's side nor passenger's side air bags deployed.

- Deweyville, TX, USA

problem #32

Nov 052003

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving AT40 mph another vehicle T-boned consumer's vehicle oon the driver's side. Upon impact, driver's side air bag did not deploy. Driver sustained neck injuries, and was transported by ambulance to the hospital. The vehicle was towed to the dealer.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #31

May 102003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
Vehicle was in an off set head on collision while driving at 50 mph. Upon impact, neither the driver's side nor the passenger's side air bags deployed. The driver was injuried and the vehicle was declared a total loss by allstate insurance company.

- Niles, MI, USA

problem #30

Sep 062003

Ram 1500

  • 37,000 miles
While driving at 40 mph consumer lost control of the vehicle and collided with a utility pole. The seat belts were worn, but none of the air bags deployed. There were no injuries. Police arrived on the scene, and no one was cited.

- Queen Creek, AZ, USA

problem #29

Mar 252003

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and the air bags failed to deploy, the driver was injured.

- Jackson, TN, USA

problem #28

Feb 132003

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer was involved in an accident, and the airbags failed to deploy.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #27

Dec 202002

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
Consumer was involved in a frontal collision, consequently the air bags failed to deploy.

- Carson, CA, USA

problem #26

Oct 282002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer states of driving the vehicle at 50 mph and was involved on frontal collision and air bags did not deployed.dealer was contacted.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #25

Aug 222002

Ram 1500

  • miles
Driver's air bag did not deploy, and seat belt came loose in crash.

- Greenville, IL, USA

problem #24

Jul 132002

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer 's vehicle was involved in a collision hitting another vehicle in rear at 35mph. Upon impact, neither driver's or passenger's air bag deployed.

- Lagrange, TX, USA

problem #23

Jun 212002

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 50mph vehicle was involved in rear end collison and none of air bags deployed..

- Chandler, IN, USA

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