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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,086 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Jan 211998

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles

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

Vehicleloses accelerationand has gasps in the gas pedal upon acceleration.

- Moscow, ID, USA

problem #5

Oct 051998

Ram 1500

  • miles
Had cruise control on at 60mph. Road wet/slick. Vehicle started hydroplaning. Made funny noises. Lost traction. Spun around & front end hit guard rail. Air bags did not deploy. Driver has bruises from seat belt. Passenger not restrained. Hit windshield. Emergency room treatment.

- Greenville, TX, USA

problem #4

May 011998

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving uphill or at high altitude, the vehicle surges or decelerates which may cause an accident. Manufacturer is aware of the problem, but there is no solution to the problem.

- Oxford, AL, USA

problem #3

Oct 291998

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

Recall remedy did not correct the problem. The vehicle continues to accelerate at high speeds. Recall number 98V20900.

- Copopaxi, CO, USA

problem #2

Jul 011998

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel throttle body failed.

- West Fork, AR, USA

problem #1

Feb 171997

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer's wife experienced acceleration after shifting gear into drive. Vehicle went out of control, causing consumer to strike a tree. Also both air bags did not deploy. Dealer/manufacturer notified.

- Colchestre, VT, USA

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