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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,444 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 242004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

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

While driving at 60 mph vehicle suddenly accelerated by itself between 70-75 mph. The brakes were applied but failed to slow down the vehicle. Then, consumer turned the ignition off, and continued depressing the brake pedal which slowed the vehicle down. Two days later, the same failure occurred while driving at 30 mph and vehicle accelerated to 40-45 mph. Consumer immediately put vehicle in neutral and turned the ignition off. Vehicle revved. Vehicle was towed to the dealership, and 3 separate tests were done, but no failure code was found.

- Herriman, UT, USA

problem #8

Nov 062001

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving accelerator pedal stuck when brakes were applied. Pedal went to the floor and failed to stop vehicle, causing loss of control.

- Coal City, IL, USA

problem #7

Oct 112001

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Vehicle exceeded 10mph without putting foot on accelerator. When consumer applied brakes or pressed gas pedal vehicle went faster. Also, vehicle was in an accident because it accelerated without warning. Contacted dealer, and dealer readjusted vehicle, but still did not remedy problem.

- Quincy, MA, USA

problem #6

Jun 252001

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer can shift vehicle into any gear. Stepped on gas pedal and vehicle would not move. Rpms revved high or low before vehicle had a delayed response by lurching forward in whatever gear it was in. Diagnostic test showed no codes and shifted as normal. Problem had to duplicate to be remedied.

- West Henrietta, NY, USA

problem #5

Jul 182000

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
When accelerator is depressed there is a loud huming sound.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #4

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gas pedal failed.

- Lakeside, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 151998

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

While starting accellerator got stuck, and vehicle took off at about 45mph. Brakes were applied, no change. The vehicle hit a fire hydrant and stopped. Dealer contacted, and they have been checking for about eight working days, cannot duplicate the problem.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 141998

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Accelerator pedal stuck causing accident/injury. Qcaw

- Lafayette, TN, USA

problem #1

Mar 121998

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Failed accelerator pedal, causing sudden loss of engine power.

- Newcastle, WA, USA

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