Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
145,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace failed steering components (1 reports)
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 steering problems

steering problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 162010

Ram 1500 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles


Cheap Dodge parts - Bought used and replaced upper and lower ball joints, Inner and outer tie rod ends, Idler arm, shocks, wheel bearings, and stabilizer rubber bushings. On the right side, parts were worn so badly that the entire tie rod end assembly could be spun around about 120 degrees. Ball joints had 0.25 inch vertical movement.

Definitely my last and only Dodge, all of these part should not have failed. There are no grease fittings on OEM parts and they probably needed replacing after 80,000 miles.

OEM parts were Chinese, I replaced with mostly Moog and it finally feels safe to drive. High cost and hard labor to fix.

- , Jackson, TN, USA

Not what you are looking for?