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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,466 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 body / paint problems

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 5)

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problem #29

Aug 092007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

1998 Dodge pickup dash board cracking.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #28

Jul 012005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Severe failure of dashboard. Noticed small cracks when purchased used in 2005. Dashboard has since cracked extremely badly. Have spoken with other Dodge Ram owners who, for the majority, have had the same problem. Spoke with dealer. No coverage. $1000 plus to fix. Found complaints, but no investigation.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #27

Dec 202005

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
In the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup, I have expericenced 3-4 large cracks in the dashboard, some running the whole length from the front edge to the windshield.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #26

Jun 012007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

1998 Dodge Ram 1500....dashboard is cracked and spreading across entire length.

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #25

May 252007

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dashboard cracked on 98 Dodge 1500 truck. Maybe defective plastic that can't hold up like other dashboards I've had in other trucks. Could lead to sun melting wires and short out headlights and taillights. This has already been proven by alot of others with same vehicle. I think there should be a recall on this defect. For safety reasons and also there name.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #24

Jul 152002

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles
I own a 1998 & 2002 Dodge truck. Both vehicles have cracked dashboards. This could be a problem in the future should the dashboard collapse. This was a problem with many of these trucks and felt it should be corrected by the manufacturer. Please advise.

- Sanford, FL, USA

problem #23

May 082007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

1998 Dodge Ram 1500 P/U dashboard cracking and possible it will collapse.

- Longwood, FL, USA

problem #22

Jan 012005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,520 miles
Dashboard cracking and breaking. The dashboard in the 1998 Dodge 1500 cracked in many places. Many of these vehiclesi were affected from the same problem.

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #21

May 152007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The dashboard of our Dodge Ram 1500 is completely cracked in at least 3 places and is in danger of caving in.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #20

Jan 012007

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,500 miles
Cracked dashboard.

- Oconomowoc, WI, USA

problem #19

Apr 152007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

1998 Dodge Ram 1500 dash boardfalling apart. Large holes showing wiring.

- Winter Springs, FL, USA

problem #18

Feb 052007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact noticed a hairline crack on the vehicle's dashboard. The contact applied superglue to the dashboard, but the crack is spreading. The contact has pictures. The engine size is not available. The current mileage is 98,000 and failure mileage was 97,000.

- Orlando , FL, USA

problem #17

May 092007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
The 1988 Dodge Ram dashboard was cracking. Already, had 2 cracks on dashboard. It has not broke apart yet, but it was just a matter of time.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #16

Jun 102006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
Dashboard cracking into pieces.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #15

May 082007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles
The dashboard started with one crack and over the past few months has cracked into a large triangle shape with a few smaller cracks.

- Cocoa, FL, USA

problem #14

Apr 142006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles
Dash board has numerous large cracks and pieces are loose on each end. There is also a large crack in the center from the windshield to the instrument panel.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #13

Jan 012004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Multiple large cracks in dash.

- Lake Wales, FL, USA

problem #12

Dec 172006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The dashboard on my 1998 Dodge Ram has caved in.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #11

Aug 012005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles
Dashboard of my 1998 Dodge Ram pickup unexpectedly started cracking and it is my understanding, this is causing electrical failures which could cause an accident.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #10

Feb 272006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The dash on the 94-01 Dodge Ram 1500 have a problem with cracking as mine did. Not sure if this will cause a safety issue or cause the unsafe deployment of the air bags in case of an accident.

- Arlington, TX, USA

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