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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 4 of 6)

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problem #49

Oct 111999

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

While traveling at about 35 mph hit another vehicle on the driver's side with front of truck. Consumer states if system is not going to work, please remove.

- Crestville, FL, USA

problem #48

May 231999

Ram 1500

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision where it flipped over five times. Upon impact, airbags did not deploy, and restraints did not retract, resulting in minor injuries and ejection from vehicle. Manufacturer will be notified.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

problem #47

May 231999

Ram 1500

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision where it flipped over five times. Upon impact, airbags did not deploy, and restraints did not retract, resulting in minor injuries and ejection from vehicle. Manufacturer will be notified.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

problem #46

Sep 141999

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

At a stop light rear ended and hit the vehicle in front, and neither airbag deployed.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #45

Sep 141999

Ram 1500

  • miles
At a stop light rear ended and hit the vehicle in front, and neither airbag deployed.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #44

Jul 061999

Ram 1500

  • miles
While consumer was driving at 50 mph, rear ended a trailer which didn't have any type of lights. Also, driver's side air bag did not deploy.

- Clarksville, TX, USA

problem #43

Jun 291999

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 45-50 mph, and the airbags did not deploy. Driver sustained minor injuries. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

- Vanceboro, NC, USA

problem #42

Jun 291999

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 45-50 mph, and the airbags did not deploy. Driver sustained minor injuries. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

- Vanceboro, NC, USA

problem #41

Feb 091999

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving around a corner at approximately 15mph the sway bar fell out. Drove to dealer & mechanic noticed the sway bar hanging & had to repair it. The 2nd incident: Had lost steering control & hit a tree. Neither air bag deployed upon impact.

- Philadelphia, NY, USA

problem #40

May 161999

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and airbags did not deploy. Driver sustained injuries, and vehicle was totaled. Manufacturer will be notified.

- Lake Ariel, PA, USA

problem #39

May 161999

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and airbags did not deploy. Driver sustained injuries, and vehicle was totaled. Manufacturer will be notified.

- Lake Ariel, PA, USA

problem #38

Jun 031999

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer rear ended another vehicle at about 50 to 55 mph, and neither driver's or passenger's air bags deployed. Dealer has been contacted.

- Cove, AR, USA

problem #37

Jun 031999

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer rear ended another vehicle at about 50 to 55 mph, and neither driver's or passenger's air bags deployed. Dealer has been contacted.

- Cove, AR, USA

problem #36

Apr 141999

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While making a turn driver's side and passenger's side air bags deployed for no reason. Driver was unjured on both hands. Skin was scraped from knucles and had numbness for 48 hours.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #35

Apr 141999

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While making a turn driver's side and passenger's side air bags deployed for no reason. Driver was unjured on both hands. Skin was scraped from knucles and had numbness for 48 hours.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #34

May 071999

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving about 40-45mph vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and the airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries. The vehicle was totaled. The manufacturer will be notified.

- Jackson, KY, USA

problem #33

May 071999

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving about 40-45mph vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and the airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries. The vehicle was totaled. The manufacturer will be notified.

- Jackson, KY, USA

problem #32

Mar 131999

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer was driving appoximately 50 mph. Upon impact, while driving an unfamiliar road which turned into a curve, lost control of vehicle. Hit a tree at 50mph, and neither air bag deployed. Vehicle hit head-on on the passenger's side.

- Hopkinsille, KY, USA

problem #31

Mar 131999

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer was driving appoximately 50 mph. Upon impact, while driving an unfamiliar road which turned into a curve, lost control of vehicle. Hit a tree at 50mph, and neither air bag deployed. Vehicle hit head-on on the passenger's side.

- Hopkinsille, KY, USA

problem #30

Oct 021998

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
While traveling at 55 mph the driver accidently hit the curb. While tryng to recover the driver went off the curb and applied brakes, the vehicle skidded violently and locked up as if the anti-lock brakes were not working at all. Vehicle skidded into the curb and the right rear tire hub and wheel seperated from the axle, causing the vehicle to flip four times, and neither side airbag deployed. 7810022 dup od 780994; posted on 09-07-1999.

- Lebanon Ju, KY, USA

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