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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 1 of 6)

problem #109

Feb 212008

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

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

My 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup has a chronic case of cracked dash. This has been heavily noted from 1998 models through the 2004 models. This is extremely hazardous to passenger safety because if the passenger airbag should deploy the passenger of driver could be impaled by sharp shards of plastic from the fractured dash. These dashes need to be recalled due to this extreme safety hazard.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #108

Jan 142006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 108,000 miles
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 was involved in a four-car collision-mine being the third in the series. The truck was rear-ended which pushed me into the car ahead. The airbag did not deploy on either passenger's side or driver's side. Vehicle was totalled.

- League City, TX, USA

problem #107

Jul 042005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Was in a head on collision with the side of a Chevy Blazer at approx. 50 mph. No air bag deployment on my vehicle, and my wife was ejected out of the passengers window.

- Greenville, OH, USA

problem #106

Jun 192001

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer drove off the road when becoming ill the air bags did not deploy and the seat belts did not restrain passenger and driver in the seats, both occupants hit the windshield.

- Bandon, OR, USA

problem #105

Oct 202003

Ram 1500

  • 75,000 miles
While driving 70 mph vehicle was involved in a head on collision. Upon impact, dual airbags did not deploy, and passenger sustained lower arm injuries.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #104

Oct 152003

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Driver and passenger air bags did not deploy when vehicle was hit head on while traveling approximately 45 mph.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #103

Sep 232003

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

While driving at normal speed vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and neither of the air bags deployed. Also, seat belts failed to hold driver and consumer. No air bag light warning light appeared prior to the crash.

- Cohocton, NY, USA

problem #102

Sep 032003

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer stated while traveling 30-35 mph on wet pavement was involved in head on collision. Upon impact, frontal air bags did not deploy at any time.

- Lynchburg, OH, USA

problem #101

Apr 282003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and the air bags failed to deploy.

- Morganton, GA, USA

problem #100

Apr 062003

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision while traveling 55 mph. The driver's shoulder restraint did not hold and caused consumer to move forward and hit the front windshield.. also, front air bags failed to deploy. The driver of the other vehicle was killed in the crash. The consumers truck T-boned the other vehicle on the driver's side.

- Stephens City, VA, USA

problem #99

Apr 062003

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision with another vehicle where the other driver was killed. The consumer's vehicle was traveling approximately 50-55 mph. Neither of the frontal air bags deployed.

- Stephens City, VA, USA

problem #98

Mar 192003

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and the air bags failed to deploy.

- Groton, CT, USA

problem #97

Mar 112003

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and the air bags failed to deploy.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #96

Jul 222002

Ram 1500

  • miles
On July 22nd 2002 I was stopped in traffic, a Ford truck hit me from behind doing 35mph. The impact pushed me into the car ahead of me it ended up being a 5 car pile up. In which my truck front and rear bumper was smashed in. I was thrown forward into the steering wheel causing severe pain days later. I was really surprised the air bags did not deploy. The rear drivers panel bent and also the transmission coolant radiator was smashed in.. it caused $3700 damages to my truck and $2500 to the car(Honda) in front of me.

- Dothan, AL, USA

problem #95

Aug 022002

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
Impact was centered on truck. Straight impact, no angle involved.upon impact, aif bags did not deploy.

- Belle Plaine, MN, USA

problem #94

Jul 052002

Ram 1500

  • miles
In a head on collision while driving at 50mph none of the airbags deployed on impact.

- Oakdale, IL, USA

problem #93

Jun 072002

Ram 1500

  • miles
Lost control while driving /struck a phone pole, and rolled over. Upon impact, neither air bag deployed. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Madison, AL, USA

problem #92

May 282002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving 70 mph involved in a side collision, vehicle turned couple times without warning. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy, driver and passenger sustained serious injuries.

- Attalla, AL, USA

problem #91

Apr 032002

Ram 1500

  • miles
Driver's air bag did not deploy during a car crash.

- West Columbia, WV, USA

problem #90

Jan 252002

Ram 1500

  • miles
While stopping at traffic light was rearended by another vehicle causing a chain reaction collision, and air bags did not deploy. 2 passengers and driver were injured. Vehicle was totaled.

- Longview, TX, USA

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