2000 Dodge RAM 1500 Air Bags Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2000 Dodge RAM 1500 Air Bags Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID462375
 Internal NHTSA #10058193
 ManufacurerDAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
 BrandDODGE
 ModelRAM 1500
 Model Year2000
 File date01/01/03
 ComponentAIR BAGS
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI am the owner of a 2000 dodge 1500 pickup and soon after the warranty expired the dash began to get cracks all over it. The cracks became larger and larger and spread and spread until they became holes! Large pieces have broken off, and in the event of an accident, i wonder how safe it would be to have these sharp pieces of plastic flying around for a person(even a child perhaps)to get cut with or even killed! A small cut in the correct spot could leave a person to bleed to death. The cracks have moved to the area of the passenger air bag and i am also concerned that if deployed, the bag could be effected by them or vise versa. I have to ask myself, what kind of manufacturer would want that to happen even after they are aware of the situation. Does their responsibility to the consumer really end after the warranty expires? I don't think so. People trust these companies to provide a safe and reliable product and when it doesn't work out that way, we need the support of the federal government to step in and take action any way that they can. Now one might say i am only a tiny voice in a big world, but "oh cont-rare", this is a common problem. I work for the federal government and would estimate that out of about 350 personnel at my office at least 15 of them own this model of truck and many of them have the problem. Also we use these vehicles at work and the same thing happened to them, but they didn't seem to have any problem getting them fixed(i wonder if for free). I just want dodge to stand behind their product and keep the safety and well being of their customers in mind. I have waited for a while before complaining because i hoped that they would recall the item. I did call dodge and after being transfered several times i spoke to the recall department and they took my information.*ak
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure42000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateEDINBURG, TX
VIN pattern 3B7HC13Z0YMXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase10/03/01
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesY
Cruise controlY
Number of cylinders8
Drive train typeRWD
Transmission typeAUTO
 Vehicle speed0
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's namePAYNE DODGE
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's cityWESLACO
 Dealer's state codeTX
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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