2003 Dodge RAM QUAD CAB Air Bags Frontal Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2003 Dodge RAM QUAD CAB Air Bags Frontal Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID812942
 Internal NHTSA #10352592
 Model Year2003
 File date02/08/10
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemOn august 2, 2010, in the early evening, my spouse, the sole occupant, fell asleep while driving our 2003 dodge ram 1500 slt quad cab and hit a standard size steel street sign, a standard gauge guide wire for a telephone/power pole, and finally the telephone/power pole itself. The impact of this crash destroyed the truck. Thankfully, my wife was wearing her safety belt, and suffered only minor injuries. The guide/support wire had embedded itself into the front bumper and hood and had to be cut out. Amazingly, neither the driver nor passenger airbags deployed in this incident. As the power pole had broken in two, there were live electrical wires at the scene. Emergency crews took nearly 7 hours to clear the scene and restore power and cable to a localized area. She had been traveling in a sse direction on hesperia avenue in victorville, ca at approx. 45 mph. The weather was ideal for road travel: clear, dry, windless, with temperature around 95 f. The vehicle was well-maintained and had approx. 42,200 miles on it. I have done some research into this matter and found prior instances of similar airbag non-deployments in chrysler vehicles. In my opinion, it appears that there are too few, and'or poorly located, and'or defective airbag sensors on this and other chrysler products. This is not a total condemnation of chrysler or the dodge ram. We enjoyed this truck very much for over 7 years. We associate many happy memories with the vehicle, however this is a glaring problem that must be rectified. The likelihood of other catastrophic crashes resulting in injury or death is high. The aim of safety airbags is to reduce injuries and death. An airbag system failure from this high speed and high impact crash scenario should never occur. Please exercise all legal and ethical due diligence in all means and manner available to persuade/demand/force chrysler corp. To recall this and other products in order to make them functional and safe for the public.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure42500
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateVICTORVILLE, CA
VIN pattern 1D7HU18N93JXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?Y
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?Y
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons1
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase25/03/23
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders8
Drive train type4WD
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 Vehicle speed45
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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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