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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 1
Average Mileage:
42,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Dodge Ram 1500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 192001

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


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 #1

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

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