really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,167 miles

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problem #6

Sep 182005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles
The caller's vehicle was involved in a rollover accident while going 45 mph. The vehicle hit a bump in the road. When the caller lost control of vehicle he overcorrected and rolled over. Upon impact, both driver's side and passenger's side air bags did not deploy. The caller was slightly injured. Dealer and manufacturer have not been contacted yet.

- Fortuna, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 252001

Ram 1500

  • miles
On 08-21-01 our truck was in for repairs to the steering column. At that time we asked the service representative if there was a recall on the driver side air bag and they said no. I saw on the news about 2 months ago that there was a recall on the 2000 Dodge Ram quad cab. The ABS did not work because we slid about 70 to 100 feet. We did go to the place the truck was purchased and told them that the air bags nor did the ABS work they had no comment. I want someone to investigate and find out if the service department or the manufacturer is responsible for these things not working.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #4

Jul 112001

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 45mph consumer was involved in a frontal crash, hitting a deer and ran into an embankment head on. Upon impact, neither driver's side nor passenger's side air bags deployed, causing injuries to driver's side occupant. Vehicle was totalled. There were four people total that were injured in the accident.

- Harrisonville, MO, USA

problem #3

Dec 302000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
In a head-on collision at 65 mph, the driver side airbags did not deploy. The manufacturer was contacted about this non-deployment and responded, in part, that impact was not sufficient enough to cause air bag deployment and that by not deploying, the manufacturer feels the vehicle responded properly in this particular accident. It seems that in an accident at this high speed, the airbags should deploy and if this isn't sufficient enough speed for the manufacturer, why do they install the bags in the first place and make the air bag safety feature a big part of the basis for consumers buying a vehicle.

- Butte, MT, USA

problem #2

Feb 232001

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer wa srear ended by another vehicle at 30 mph in which neither driver's side nor passenger's side air bags deployed. Consumer has contacted dealer.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 022000

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer was traveling on highway about 55mph in the right lane and a deer ran in front of vehicle. Deer smashed into the bumper /radiator and front grill. Upon impact, driver's side airbag didn't go off.

- Frankinton, LA, USA