2008 Dodge RAM 1500 Seat Belts Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2008 Dodge RAM 1500 Seat Belts Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1035173
 Internal NHTSA #10561257
 ManufacurerChrysler Group LLC
 ModelRAM 1500
 Model Year2008
 File date23/01/14
 ComponentSEAT BELTS
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemVehicle was stopped. My wife was sitting in the passenger seat, tried to unlatch the seat belt to exit the vehicle. The buckle would not unlatch to let her out of the seat. As she tried to " squiggle" out of the seat belt, the retractor locked and she was trapped in the seat. I attempted to operate release button and it failed to release belt buckle. I tried to get the retractor to unlatch and it got tighter and tighter. I would have cut the belt in an emergency, but were only a few miles from home. I removed a plastic trim piece on the outboard part of the seat to gain access to the belt attachment bolt. Luckily i had the special tool required to remove the bolt. A torx 45 star socket and ratchet wrench. I removed the bolt and freed her by freeing the end of the seat belt that attaches to the outboard passenger seat base. Called local dealer bay dodge - panama city, fl. They would repair for normal parts and labor. They told me to call chrysler customer service 800-992-1997. Talked to rep (terry lynn) she said there was no recall. I told here i wanted to formally report a life safety issue with the vehicle. She gave me a case number 24486512, she said chrysler reviews the complaints, but i would not receive a reply. I feel this is a defect, not a malfunction. If you go into the water or have fire, or are in a freeway pile up in the fog, the occupant would be trapped and probably be killed if they did not have an instrument to cut the seat belt. Chrysler acted as if i were complaining about something insignificant like a radio knob falling off. I contacted the ftc consumer complaints division and filed same complaint case [xxx]. I stumbled onto to your website on my own through ntsb link. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure90486
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateCALLAWAY, FL
VIN pattern 1D7HA16N28JXXXXXX
 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 purchase28/05/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed0
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  • 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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