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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 5 of 6)

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problem #29

Oct 021998

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles

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

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

problem #28

Oct 191998

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer was traveling at 55 mph when rear ended another vehicle, and the air bags on the driver' side or the passenger's side did not deploy. Consumer was transported to the hospital due to the fact that the consumer was knocked out.

- Preston Bird, KY, USA

problem #27

Oct 191998

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer was traveling at 55 mph when rear ended another vehicle, and the air bags on the driver' side or the passenger's side did not deploy. Consumer was transported to the hospital due to the fact that the consumer was knocked out.

- Preston Bird, KY, USA

problem #26

Mar 181999

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

While driving at 35 mph consumer rear ended another vehicle when applying brakes, and they failed to stop vehicle, causin consumer to rear end the vehicle in front. Driver's side/passenger's side air bags didn't deploy. Also, driver's side seat belt didn't hold consumer from boucing onto the steering wheel.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #25

Mar 181999

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving at 35 mph consumer rear ended another vehicle when applying brakes, and they failed to stop vehicle, causin consumer to rear end the vehicle in front. Driver's side/passenger's side air bags didn't deploy. Also, driver's side seat belt didn't hold consumer from boucing onto the steering wheel.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #24

Oct 121998

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 55mph the consumer hit another vehicle head-on, driver's side/passenger's side air bags didn't deploy, resulted in an injury and a death.

- Prestonburg, KY, USA

problem #23

Oct 121998

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving at 55mph the consumer hit another vehicle head-on, driver's side/passenger's side air bags didn't deploy, resulted in an injury and a death.

- Prestonburg, KY, USA

problem #22

Feb 021999

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving 30 mph on wet pavement hit a patch of ice on the road, and the vehicle went out of control. Consumer then hit a tree head-on, and driver's side air bag didn't deploy.

- Bristol, VT, USA

problem #21

Jan 091999

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer experienced problems with driver's side airbag. During a front collision in which the consumer rear-ended another vehicle, driver's side airbag failed to deploy. Manufacturer has yet to be contacted.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #20

Dec 101989

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving about 35 mph another consumer made a left turn in front of the consumer, causing the consumer to hit the vehicle on the left side at 35 mph, and the air bags didn't deploy. Also, when the consumer applied the brakes, they locked up. The consumer was hurt in accident.

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #19

Dec 101989

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

While driving about 35 mph another consumer made a left turn in front of the consumer, causing the consumer to hit the vehicle on the left side at 35 mph, and the air bags didn't deploy. Also, when the consumer applied the brakes, they locked up. The consumer was hurt in accident.

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #18

Nov 051998

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a frontal collision in which the right and left sides of the vehicle were hit, and the driver and passenger air bags did not deploy.

- Hayden, AL, USA

problem #17

Nov 051998

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a frontal collision in which the right and left sides of the vehicle were hit, and the driver and passenger air bags did not deploy.

- Hayden, AL, USA

problem #16

Oct 051998

Ram 1500

  • miles
Had cruise control on at 60mph. Road wet/slick. Vehicle started hydroplaning. Made funny noises. Lost traction. Spun around & front end hit guard rail. Air bags did not deploy. Driver has bruises from seat belt. Passenger not restrained. Hit windshield. Emergency room treatment.

- Greenville, TX, USA

problem #15

Oct 051998

Ram 1500

  • miles
Had cruise control on at 60mph. Road wet/slick. Vehicle started hydroplaning. Made funny noises. Lost traction. Spun around & front end hit guard rail. Air bags did not deploy. Driver has bruises from seat belt. Passenger not restrained. Hit windshield. Emergency room treatment.

- Greenville, TX, USA

problem #14

Aug 151998

Ram 1500

  • miles
While traveling approximately 35mph, drunk driver turned in front of Ram. The vehicle was broadsided by Ram & the dueal air bags did not deploy upon impact.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #13

Aug 151998

Ram 1500

  • miles
While traveling approximately 35mph, drunk driver turned in front of Ram. The vehicle was broadsided by Ram & the dueal air bags did not deploy upon impact.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #12

Sep 231998

Ram 1500

  • miles
Driver side air bad did not deploy during a 30 mph crash. Driver sustained neck injuries.

- Jonesboro, AR, USA

problem #11

Aug 301998

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While the vehicle is on and in park position the driver's and passenger's airbags deployed for no apparent reason and without any prior warning, causing injuries to the occupant. Dealer cannot determine problem.

- Lakeville, MN, USA

problem #10

Aug 301998

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While the vehicle is on and in park position the driver's and passenger's airbags deployed for no apparent reason and without any prior warning, causing injuries to the occupant. Dealer cannot determine problem.

- Lakeville, MN, USA

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