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1.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
137,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 082015

Ram 1500

  • 141,000 miles

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

Drove my 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 to empty my trash, started back home and had driven less than 1/4 mile when the truck hesitated like it was going to stall out and there was some smoke beginning to come up through dash area on drivers side. Thinking I might have a busted radiator hose I immediately pulled over in the yard of person doing repair work on an old building. When I opened my truck door on drivers side flames shot between the inside of the door and seat. I jumped out of the truck but was not injured. The man saw flames shooting from the truck and I was very fortunate he had a fire extinguisher. He kept spraying the truck under the hood and was able to get the fire under control just as the volunteer fire department truck showed up. There were a lot hot spots and the fireman kept spraying it with water until it finally quit smoking. The main part of the fire was right at the front of the cab of the truck below the motor. You could see the fire burning from the side looking through the wheel wells. They said it had to be caused by a faulty gas line because of the location. All the electrical wiring including the wiring harness was melted. Thank goodness the man had the fire extinguisher or the whole truck would have burned. Very scary incident especially for a woman.

- Ringgold, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 012014

Ram 1500

  • 150,000 miles
The fuel rail connector hose {or crossover hose} failed and gas leaked out on top of the engine catching fire.

- Centralia, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 292014

Ram 1500

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump had caught on fire, burning and melting the fuel tank. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Pontiac, IL, USA

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