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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #16

Apr 082000

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

The brake system design of the vehicle consists of plastic made caliper pistons, which overheat and wear excessively.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #15

Dec 081999

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Defective brake design resulting in excessive wear to the front and neccessary continued adjustments to the rear brakes, unable to be fixed. Mjs

- Grant, MI, USA

problem #14

Nov 191999

Ram 1500

  • miles
Vehicle vibrates when consumer applies the brake, consumer expecting a buy back from the manufacturer. Nlm

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #13

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Brakes failed.

- Winchester, CA, USA

problem #12

Jan 221999

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
Truck has developed a brake pull to left under moderate to heavy braking situations and has been to huntington beach Dodge for repair with no sucess

- Fountain Valley, CA, USA

problem #11

Mar 181999

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving at 35 mph consumer rear ended another vehicle when applying brakes, and they failed to stop vehicle, causin consumer to rear end the vehicle in front. Driver's side/passenger's side air bags didn't deploy. Also, driver's side seat belt didn't hold consumer from boucing onto the steering wheel.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #10

May 281998

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Brake system faulty causing vehicle to pull and wheels to lock up, several repair attempts however system continues to experience defects.

- Apple Vall, MN, USA

problem #9

Jun 161998

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer complaining of driving vehicle on the street at 40 mph, on normal road conditions, when consumer went to apply the brakes, the brake pedal went all the way to the floor. Dealer notified, but still wants consumer to pay even with warranty. Proportioning valve was replaced. Consumer states there is a snapping noise in the steering column, dealer replaced front axle track. Steering wheel was off center. Lower radiator hose was rubbing the frame and was worn, dealer replaced.

- Easton, MA, USA

problem #8

Feb 161999

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying brakes vehicle severely pulls to the right cause unknown. Dealer cannot identify problem..et.

- South Charleston, OH, USA

problem #7

Dec 101989

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving about 35 mph another consumer made a left turn in front of the consumer, causing the consumer to hit the vehicle on the left side at 35 mph, and the air bags didn't deploy. Also, when the consumer applied the brakes, they locked up. The consumer was hurt in accident.

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #6

Oct 301998

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Brakes failed resulting in vehicle collision.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 011998

Ram 1500

  • miles
Brakes continually pull when applying, replacement of pads and calipers did not rectify pulling problems.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #4

Sep 231998

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes failed overheated, rotors failed due to heat cracks.

- Mc Donald, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 031998

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving 25 mph and applying the brakes and the vehicle did'nt sto., consumer had to pump the brakes three to four times to get the vehicle to come to a complete stop also, tires locked up in process of trying to get the vehicle to stop. Vehicle had been three to four times for repairs, and still can't deterimine the problem.

- Elkton, MD, USA

problem #2

Sep 281998

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving the vehicle at 55 mph the vehicle went to the right then to the left, going into oncoming traffic. Also, while applying the brakes the pedal went straight to the floorboard, consumer had to pump the brakes two to three times to get the vehicle to come to a complete stop. The vehicle has been in for repairs seven times, and the dealer still can't find the problem. Power steering pump was faulty.

- Delhi, LA, USA

problem #1

Aug 201998

Ram 1500

  • miles
When driving at 40mph it vibrates. When brakes applied the truck will pull to the right, .on any pavement, dealer contacted three times and in shop for other reasons, the problem still exists. Dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

- Henderson, NV, USA

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