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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
161,897 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 082013

Ram 1500 150 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 161,897 miles

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

OK, I WORK FOR A CHICKEN PLACE AND WE WERE TAKING OUT THE TRASH IN MY TRUCK BECAUSE THE TRASH DUMPSTER IS ALWAYS TOO FULL ON FRIDAYS SO WE USE MY TRUCK JUST LIKE I HAVE DONE EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS.

TONIGHT WE WERE DOING THE SAME AND WHEN WE FINISHED I ALWAYS PULL MY TRUCK BACK AROUND TO TAKE THE TRASH CANS BACK INTO THE BUILDING AND WHEN I WAS DOING SO ONE OF MY CO WORKERS WAS WALKING TO HER CAR AND I HONKED MY HORN AT HER AND THE FREAKING AIR BAG DEPLOYED AND CAUSED MY HAND TO HIT ME IN THE CHIN BREAKING MY WATCH AND DOING DAMAGE TO MY ARM AND TO MY FACE. I THINK IT MAY HAVE BROKE MY CHIN AND OR CRACKED MY JAW. I'M IN A GREAT DEAL OF PAIN RIGHT NOW AS I AM TYPING THIS.

I BOUGHT THE TRUCK USED ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO AND UNTIL NOW NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY. WHEN I BOUGHT THE TRUCK IT HAD BEEN IN A FRONT END WRECK WITH THE SIDE OF A CAR. THE AIR BAG WAS DEPLOYED AT THAT TIME AND THE OWNERS BEFORE ME SAID THEY REPLACED THE STEERING WHEEL ON THE TRUCK WITH A NEW AIRBAG.

I WILL ADMIT ABOUT A MONTH AGO I REPLACED THE HEATER CORE AND HAD TO MAKE EVERYTHING LOOSE IN ORDER TO REPLACE THE CORE. YES I HAD TO DROP THE STEERING WHEEL DOWN BUT I DID NOT MOVE ANYTHING AND OR DID I REMOVE ANYTHING AND OR ADJUST ANYTHING. I JUST DON`T UNDERSTAND HOW THIS HAPPENED. I'M HURTING AND SOMETHING IS WRONG ABOUT A AIRBAG DEPLOYING ON ITS OWN. WHAT IF I WAS GOING DOWN THE HIGHWAY AND HONKED MY HORN AND IT DEPLOYED KILLING ME OR SOME ONE ELSE. I WAS LUCKY TO BE JUST BARELY MOVING WHEN IT HAPPENED. PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I NEED TO DO AT THIS POINT

- , Duncan, OK, USA

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