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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
14 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 2
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 5)

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problem #61

Nov 012000

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Severe pulling to left whenever brakes are applied; been in dealer shop on three occasions and problem still reoccurring. The dealer fixed the vehicle but the problem returned afterwards.

- Morris, IL, USA

problem #60

Oct 242000

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving on wet pavement and upon depressing brake pedal to make a normal stop vehicle was very difficult to stop, poor brake performance caused extended stopping distance. Consumer contacted dealer.

- Hummelstown, PA, USA

problem #59

Sep 192000

Ram 2500

  • miles
While driving 45mph, hit another vehicle unexpectedly at a frontal impact which caused steering to lock up, and brakes to fail. Upon impact, driver and passenger airbags did not deploy, which did not protect the occupants. No prior problems with the airbag system.

- Yulee, FL, USA

problem #58

Sep 012000

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Consumer was on the on ramp, and went to yield for oncoming traffic, touched brakes and it went to the floor. Consumer had to coast to the side and get vehicle towed. Dealer inspected vehicle and determined defect was due to contamination in the brake fluid, but vehicle has only been serviced at same dealer.

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #57

Jun 272000

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
When driving at approximately 35-40mp and applying brakes, vehicle lost control, and continued to sway from side to side. Has not taken vehicle to dealership.

- Ferndale, WA, USA

problem #56

Mar 161998

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has antil-lock brakes. When consumer applies brakes brake pedal goes to the floor, and there is pulsation within the brakes. Also, transmission doesn't have speed/gears slip, and there is a leak underneath the hood.

- Oakhurst, CA, USA

problem #55

Jun 232000

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

When applying brakes on wet pavement front left brake locks up, cause unknown. Dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

- Downers Grove, IL, USA

problem #54

Feb 011999

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear (ABS) brakes would cause a shimmying effect when applied. Problem had occurred twice before. Front (ABS) brakes were three times replaced, including pads and shoes/rotors and calipers. Took vehicle to dealership & was informed that drums needed to be cut. The problem was intermittent. Dealer offered to accept vehicle as a trade-in.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #53

Jul 011998

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
When brakes are pressed hard and sudden car will automatically steer to the left. Dealership has fixed the problem temporarily on 3 different occasions. This could cause consumer to have an automobile accident.

- Morrison, CO, USA

problem #52

May 122000

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
When applying the brakes vehicle goes to the right or left. Dealer has seen vehicle and cant find the cause.

- Syracuse, UT, USA

problem #51

May 102000

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

While traveling and when depressing the brakes they, would make noise. Also, vehicle pulled to the right. Dealer has been contacted.

- Los Vegas, NV, USA

problem #50

May 092000

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling on wet roads and when depressing the brakes wheels would lock up. Dealerlr has been contacted.

- Divide, CO, USA

problem #49

Jan 011998

Ram 2500

  • miles
Braking system malfunctioned, causing extended stopping distance which may result in a crash. Dealer could not determine the problem.

- Macy, IN, USA

problem #48

Apr 112000

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle pulls to the right when applying brakes. Also, defective brake calipers. Brakes have already been replaced twice, and need to be replaced again. Factory reps are supposed to be there while vehicle is being repaired.

- Cary, IL, USA

problem #47

Jul 041999

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
The front brakes on this truck failed to work evenly. A sever pull to the left, resulting in a near jack knife situation and collision with on coming traffic. I immediately took the truck into the dealer. They have been unsuccessful in repairing it and state that only 5% of the trucks in this model do that, therefore Dodge will not recall and the warranty will not cover the repairs. Dodges answer is to "live with it". this problem is significant and a definite safety hazard. I request a representative contact me immediately about this situation.

- Milwaukie, OR, USA

problem #46

Dec 161998

Ram 2500

  • miles
At approx. 7500mi. Problems began with brakes and vibrations. These problems still occur along with severe and dangerous engine stalls at any speed. After contacting diamler Chrysler I am shocked to find that hazard for my family and any innocent bystanders. It would just be nice if $42,000 could buy something that runs and stops with out risk of major injury or possible death..

- Conyers, GA, USA

problem #45

Dec 071998

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Excessive wear of rotors/pads, and calipers. Problem commenced at 6,270 miles, again at 21,000 miles, and reoccurred at 33,000 miles. Dealer informed consumer that they were done with repaires.

- Mount Airy, MD, USA

problem #44

Mar 172000

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When brakes are applied vehicle pulls to the right. Dealer has inspected and repaired vehicle several times, and the problem still exists.

- Steurevant, WI, USA

problem #43

Oct 101999

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the brakes on wet pavement/gravel/snow or ice, anti-lock brakes locked up and vehicle kept moving without stopping. Driver was involved in a rear end crash because of the brakes. The problem was reported to the dealership. Dealer tried to correct the problem numerous times. However, problem continues to exist..et.

- Amberg, WI, USA

problem #42

Jan 111998

Ram 2500

  • miles
When consumer applies brakes, vehicle pulls to to the left and right. Vehicle has rear ABS brakes only.

- Newbraunsels, TX, USA

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