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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 3 of 6)

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problem #69

Oct 111999

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

While driving 35 - 40 mph, had a frontal impact with a tree which caused major damage to the front end. Upon impact, driver's and passsenger's airbags did not deploy, which did not protect the occupants in the crash. Dealer said the impact was hard enough.

- Marengo, OH, USA

problem #68

Feb 142000

Ram 1500

  • miles
Driver was pulling into parking space when driver's side airbag deployed, causing injuires. There was no impact to vehicle.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #67

Feb 142000

Ram 1500

  • miles
Driver was pulling into parking space when driver's side airbag deployed, causing injuires. There was no impact to vehicle.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #66

Dec 291999

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

The air bags did not deploy during accident.

- Marlow, OK, USA

problem #65

Dec 291999

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
The air bags did not deploy during accident.

- Marlow, OK, USA

problem #64

Jan 052000

Ram 1500

  • miles
Quad cab; consumer was driving at approximately 30 mph, hit a vehicle that had pulled out in front, and dual airbags did not deploy. Also, driver's side shoulder belt did not lock, causing driver to hit windshield. No prior warning of defects.

- Coal Valley, IL, USA

problem #63

Jan 052000

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

Quad cab; consumer was driving at approximately 30 mph, hit a vehicle that had pulled out in front, and dual airbags did not deploy. Also, driver's side shoulder belt did not lock, causing driver to hit windshield. No prior warning of defects.

- Coal Valley, IL, USA

problem #62

Oct 101999

Ram 1500

  • miles
Breaks failed at 45 mph. Rear-ended car in front. Airbags never deploved. 2 passengers in van hurt, driver in front car hurt.

- Beach Haven, NJ, USA

problem #61

Oct 101999

Ram 1500

  • miles
Breaks failed at 45 mph. Rear-ended car in front. Airbags never deploved. 2 passengers in van hurt, driver in front car hurt.

- Beach Haven, NJ, USA

problem #60

Jan 052000

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
While traveling 45 mph and as a result of a head-on accident air bags did not deploy, causing injury to consumer. Dealer has been notified.

- Scottdale, AZ, USA

problem #59

Jan 052000

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

While traveling 45 mph and as a result of a head-on accident air bags did not deploy, causing injury to consumer. Dealer has been notified.

- Scottdale, AZ, USA

problem #58

Dec 081998

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving at 35 mph rear ended a disabled vehicle that broke down on the freeway and the air bags on the driver side and the passager sides didn't deploy.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #57

Dec 081998

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving at 35 mph rear ended a disabled vehicle that broke down on the freeway and the air bags on the driver side and the passager sides didn't deploy.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #56

Dec 021999

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving about 50 mph both air bags deployed without a reason.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #55

Dec 021999

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving about 50 mph both air bags deployed without a reason.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #54

Jul 021998

Ram 1500

  • miles
Driver lost control and slid cross ways, across the highway, and busted the rear axel. Truck flipped over, and front bumper went into front tire, and the airbags did not deploy. Truck was totalled.

- Corning, IA, USA

problem #53

Jul 021998

Ram 1500

  • miles
Driver lost control and slid cross ways, across the highway, and busted the rear axel. Truck flipped over, and front bumper went into front tire, and the airbags did not deploy. Truck was totalled.

- Corning, IA, USA

problem #52

Nov 181999

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driving on feeder road at 45mph all of sudden an 18 wheeler in front just stopped. Consumer didn't have enough time to react by applying brakes and rearended into the 18 wheeler. Upon impact, airbag didn't deploy.

- Kingwood, TX, USA

problem #51

Nov 071999

Ram 1500

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and the airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries. Dealer has been contacted, and the manufacturer will be notified.

- Marlow, OK, USA

problem #50

Nov 071999

Ram 1500

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and the airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries. Dealer has been contacted, and the manufacturer will be notified.

- Marlow, OK, USA

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