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4.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,974 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.

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #14

Jul 312015

Ram 2500

  • 158,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the trailer hitch fractured in the area where the trailer hitch mounts to the frame. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 00V107000 (trailer hitches). The failure mileage was 158,000.

- Bowman, ND, USA

problem #13

Jul 102006

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 149,633 miles
I have a 1998 Dodge 2500 quad cab with the cummings diesel. I tow a enclosed lawn trailer that weighs about 500 lbs. Hitch is rated at 10'000 lbs. About a month ago I started having trouble unhitching my trailer. Had to put rear wheels on a 2X4 to get the dolly down. I checked the hitch and found the 2 rear boltholes hat tore outand the 2 middle holes were cracked allowing the hitch to drop about 1 1/4 inches. I contacted the local dealer the stated no recall so no repair. I contacted the mfg. And was told the same thing. So about a month later I tried again no hitch. I found a recall on line #872 called again the stated no recall on my truck. I purchaed a new hitch from Dodge which has 4 bols on each side not 3. info I found states inferrior material in hitch if cracked or torn unit must be replaced. A friend of mine had the exact same problem on a 97 2500 but he had a recall and they replaced the hitch. I still have the hitch and if you need pictures I can send them.

- Wilmington , NC, USA

problem #12

Mar 182003

(reported on)

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • miles
The consumer was unable to get the recall performed on the vehicle regarding the trailer hitches. The dealer stated the technician was sick and the part which was needed was not available.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #11

Sep 012001

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Prior to the recall, the trailer hitch attachment was cracked and deteriorated, the dealer replaced trailer hitch. Consumer also stated that the air condition was not blowing cold.

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #10

Apr 222000

Ram 2500

  • miles
Recall 00 V 105 000/trailer hitch bracket: Consumer received second notice concerning recall. Dealer (beaman Dodge, murfreesboro, tn; phone# 615/895-5092) refused to honor recalls until consumer agreed to pay cost of removing and replacing double exhaust to complete recall repairs. Asking NHTSA to assist in this matter. Feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #9

Aug 011998

Ram 2500

  • miles
The trailer hitch failed prior to recall notice 00V-107, the consumer request reimbursement. Nlm

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #8

Jan 222001

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

The trailer hitch failed per recall notice 00V-107, the consumer requested a brand new replacement but was denied. Nlm

- Weed, CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 112001

Ram 2500

  • miles
Trailer hitch is cracking/coming apart without been rusted. Dealer agreed to repair vehicle, but they need to adopt a support on bumper, and need to work the pipe. Consumer will be charged for it.

- Morristown, TN, USA

problem #6

Jul 252000

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Trailer hitch was cracked and had to be welded back together. Their is a current recall for this problem, this vehicle is not included. Dealer has been contacted.

- Deridder, LA, USA

problem #5

May 312000

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer took vehicle to have recall 00V-107 of the trailer brackets repair/replaced but the dealer had not parts available. Nlm

- Chaparral, NM, USA

problem #4

May 242000

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

The trailer hitch is tearing away from under the truck. A recall has been issued. However, this vehicle was not included due to VIN.

- Sebring, FL, USA

problem #3

May 112000

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Manufacturer's recall 872 solution for trailer hitch was unacceptable.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #2

May 052000

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer was told by dealer's service advisor that she will be charged to perform recall 00V107000 repairs/ other pieces: Trailer, hitches and attachments. Consumer did not receive an explaination or reason why she is being charged for recall repairs.

- Santa Teresa, NM, USA

problem #1

Feb 182000

Ram 2500

  • miles
The trailer hitch ball was not the correct size for the new trailer, resulting in the trailer detaching and chains breaking, trailer came off and went into ditch (Ohio traffic crash report).

- Berea, OH, USA

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