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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,310 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 2500 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 102016

Ram 2500

  • 171,550 miles


The upper interior dash panel cracking into many piece. During accident the panel will come a flying missile of parts hitting occupancies in the compartments and small children. I wand the Chrysler corporation to repair it asap. Its accident waiting to happened.

- Montebello, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 062005

Ram 2500

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the dashboard exhibited several fragmented pieces. In addition, the faulty horn switch was no longer being produced as an individual part and was currently being manufactured as one assembly part with the combination of the horn switch and frontal air bag. The contact stated that the part was more costly. The vehicle was not repaired. An authorized dealer and the manufacturer were notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Friendswood, TX, USA

problem #3

Apr 012012

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
Dash has become brittle and is developing cracks throughout the part. It is falling apart.

- Winchester, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 122000

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles
Worst tires I have owned. 4 failed since I owned vehicle in 24,500 miles. The last one is still on the truck but has bare patches. Side walls develop uneven dimples. Looks like poor manufacturer and/or design. I won't buy Goodyear again. (tiresize: 16-245-75)( dot number: Tire size: 16-245-75 )

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #1

Sep 081999

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Console lid.

- Tulare, CA, USA

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