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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
96 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
73 / 4
Average Mileage:
3,853 miles

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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 (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #89

Dec 232001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle hit a tree at 35 mph, and neither airbag deployed, driver and passenger hit their heads on the windshield.

- Fredonia, WI, USA

problem #88

Nov 272001

Ram 1500

  • miles
The brakes didn't work and my wife crashed and the air bags didn't deploy.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #87

Sep 062001

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 50 mph vehicle was involved in a front collision. Upon impact, driver's airbag did not deploy, and driver suffered sprained neck/ ankle, and back injuries. Passenger's airbag was turned off. Vehicle was totalled.

- Blackshear, GA, USA

problem #86

Mar 302001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When driving at 40 mph steering wheel and column suddenly collapsed, causing vehicle to become inoperable. Consumer pulled off to the side of the road. While vehicle was involved in accident air bag didn't deployed.

- Howell, MI, USA

problem #85

Jul 282001

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer's vehicle was hit the rear by another vehicle which spun consumer's vehicle out of control, hitting a concrete wall. Consumer stated seat belts did not lock, and air bags didnot deploy, resulting in injuries.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #84

Jun 222001

Ram 1500

  • miles
Ea 01 007/air bag clock spring failure: Air bag sensor light remains on while driving. Vehicle repaired at dealers at consumer's cost. Provide any further informaton.

- New Ileria, LA, USA

problem #83

Jun 122001

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

Vehicle was involved in a 50 mph frontal collision in which driver's and passenger's air bags did not deploy, cause unknown. It has not yet been determined if the air bag sensors were hit in collision.

- Carl Junction, MO, USA

problem #82

Apr 202001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
30mph, headon crash into steel stationary pole, neither driver nor passenger side airbags deployed. Driver sustained head/ neck back/ arm and knee injuries. Police noted neither air bag deployed and instructed us to contact the manufacture. Both paramedics and firefighters noted failure of airbags and said driver would not have sustained his head injury had they deployed. Contact with Chrysler Dodge; they sent rep to check truck. Two weeks later Chrysler Dodge sent us a letter stating the air bags functioned as they were supposed to, that they were in functioning order that their was no failure on their products (truck) part. A local Dodge dealer, sales manager told me on the phone that Dodge pu airbags should deploy at "10 mph" in a headon crash, stationary object. He also stated after details of the accident were given to him, "that never should have happened" (that the airbags didn't deploy). Please help us, Chrysler Dodge is taking no responsibility. Thank you.

- Fruit Heights, UT, USA

problem #81

Apr 262001

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at about 30mph. Upon impact, airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injury.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

problem #80

Mar 312001

Ram 1500

  • miles
Road conditions were foggy, lost control, and hit a telephone pole at 20 to 25 mph. Upon impact, none of frontal airbags deployed.

- Sparta, TN, USA

problem #79

Mar 262001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

While driving about 45-50 mph, consumer had front crash. But to right side, bumper was pushed completely back. Consumer hit his head on steering wheel, 16 stitches. Neither airbag deployed.

- Encinatas, CA, USA

problem #78

Mar 302001

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bags failed to deploy when vehicle was involved in an accident, traveling at approximately 35 mph. The vehicle sustained severe front end damage, the impact was so severe that it caused the vehicle to turn 140 degrees almost rolling on the passenger side window, consumer was injured in accident.

- Montgomery, MA, USA

problem #77

Mar 262001

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 70mph on highway and fainted at wheel. He hit side rail on highway and debris along the way. Upon impact, drivers side airbag didn't deploy.

- Encinitas, CA, USA

problem #76

Apr 022001

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Vehicle was involded in a frontal collision. Upon impact, airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries.

- Water Valley, MS, USA

problem #75

Dec 242000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front crash at 55 mph, and neither airbag deployed.

- Baitsville, IN, USA

problem #74

Sep 142000

Ram 1500

  • miles
Southbound mustang lost control on wet street, spun into opposite lane of traffic. Northbound Dodge Ram truck T-boned out of control mustang at 50 mph. Both driver's and passenger's air bags of Dodge truck failed to deploy. Belted Dodge Ram truck driver broke right leg and kneecap.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #73

Sep 192000

Ram 1500

  • miles
After impact on the drivers side at the door, I turned the steering wheel to the right and it locked up, I applied the brakes and found that I had none. I traveled across three lanes of traffic (no brakes no steering) and hit a concrete barrier head-on at approximately 45mph, and the airbags did not deploy. Had my steering not locked up this would have only been a minor accident, now my truck is totaled.

- Yulee, FL, USA

problem #72

Sep 192000

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving 45mph, hit another vehicle unexpectedly at a frontal impact which caused steering to lock up, and brakes to fail. Upon impact, driver and passenger airbags did not deploy, which did not protect the occupants. No prior problems with the airbag system.

- Yulee, FL, USA

problem #71

Aug 032000

Ram 1500

  • miles
Airbag light continues to illuminate while vehicle is in motion. Dealer has been notified.

- St Peters, MO, USA

problem #70

Aug 092000

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
While traveling at 55 mph and as a result of a frontal accident, air bags did not deploy.

- Collage Station, TX, USA

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