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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
163,500 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 032007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 193,000 miles


The spare tire mechanism that hold the tire under the bed broke. This failure was very dangerous since it occurred while I was driving, my spare tire fell onto the street and rolled. Luckily I was in a 35 mph area, but cars still had to move out of the way of the rolling tire. Had I been on the interstate, it could have been disastrous.

- Auburn, AL, USA

problem #1

May 012011

Ram 1500

  • 134,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 35 mph the contact noticed that the back end of the vehicle raised up. The spare tire had detached from underneath the vehicle. When the contact stopped the vehicle to inspect it he noticed the cable which held the spare tire in place had popped and caused the spare tire to detach from underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 134,000.

- Rocky Point, NC, USA

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