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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 4 of 5)

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problem #21

Jan 141999

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles

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

Braking system causes severe vehicle pull to right side. At speeds greater than 30 mph, it is very difficult to maintain control of the truck. Dealer replaced parts on 1/14/99. Problem not fixed. District manager called to resolve problems. On 3/30/99 he worked for 2 days replacing parts. Problem still exists today. Dodge seems not to be able to resolve the problem. Brake pull is severe enough to be a huge safety problem for my family and I.

- Lexington, NC, USA

problem #20

Aug 271998

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving about 5 to 10 mph and coming to a stop the brake pedal went down to the floor, vehicle did not stop. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

- Wakefield, MA, USA

problem #19

Apr 221998

Ram 2500

  • miles
Anti-lock brakes front discs started smoking, caught on fire and burned, repair work was done to replace the calipers. The vehicle started leaking brake fluid. The dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

- Forest Park, GA, USA

problem #18

Jun 161998

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Consumer complaining of driving vehicle on the street at 40 mph, on normal road conditions, when consumer went to apply the brakes, the brake pedal went all the way to the floor. Dealer notified, but still wants consumer to pay even with warranty. Proportioning valve was replaced. Consumer states there is a snapping noise in the steering column, dealer replaced front axle track. Steering wheel was off center. Lower radiator hose was rubbing the frame and was worn, dealer replaced.

- Easton, MA, USA

problem #17

Jan 311999

Ram 2500

  • miles
Brakes locked up two times; second time caused an accident.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #16

Dec 221997

Ram 2500

  • miles
Experiencing ongoing problem with front brake pads wearing out prematurely. Vehicle had four sets of brake pads within 30,000 mile of wear. Dealer notified.

- Fillmore, CA, USA

problem #15

Jul 101998

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles

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

The truck pulls to the right all the time, but very severe when braking.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #14

Aug 181998

Ram 2500

  • miles
While driving at normal highway speeds and the brakes are applied the vehicle pulls very hard to either the left or the right, causing the vehicle to go into other lanes. Dealer has been contacted.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #13

Jan 011998

Ram 2500

  • miles
Vehicle does not stop in a panic situation when brakes are applied, extended stopping distance occurs. Dealer contacted, and states brakes meet manufacturer's specifications and cannot remedy the problem..et.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #12

Nov 201998

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer was driving vehicle on the road at approximately 50 mph, normal road condition; consumer was driving and approaching a blind curve when the vehicle in front caused consumer to apply brakes in an emergencey situation. Rear ABS failed to operate and the front wheels locked up on the vehicle, causing the consumer to hit rear of front vehicle. Driver sustained a neck injury.

- Landing, NJ, USA

problem #11

Nov 181998

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Abnormality/defect within ABS is causing a longer stopping distance, takes about 20-30 feet before vehicle will stop, which could result in an accident.

- Easton, MA, USA

problem #10

Sep 171998

Ram 2500

  • miles
The consumer has been experiencing problems with anti-lock brakes. When consumer applies the brakes hears a screeching sound. The manufacturer has yet to be contacted.

- Andreas, PA, USA

problem #9

Nov 071998

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer was driving on street at approx. 35-40 mph, normal road condition. Consumer applied brakes in an emergency situation, vehicle was delayed in stopping, causing consumer to hit the rear end of another vehicle. Dealer/mfr. Notified.

- Gardongrove, CA, USA

problem #8

Jul 091998

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Anti lock brakes experience intermittent failure on several occasions.

- Ravenna, OH, USA

problem #7

Feb 011998

Ram 2500

  • miles
Brakes were grinding, a lining was replaced, and since then four sets of linings have been applied. Dealer contacted, and are aware of the problem, vehicle was not under warranty, dealer did not repair. Another dealer contacted and replaced the rotors at owners expense.

- Mcdonald, PA, USA

problem #6

Jun 011998

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
When brakes are applied vehicle pulls to the left or right. One of the front brakes locks up and skids, anti-lock brakes then does not work. This vehicle is dangerous to myself, my family and to the public. Seeking arbitration under Minnesota lemon.

- St Paul, MN, USA

problem #5

Mar 301998

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When hitting a bump, a pulsation in the brakes occurs, when putting foot on the brakes, and hitting a bump the brakes do not seem to work. Dealer contacted three times, and will not respond. Consumer states when right front tire hits a bump, with slight foot (brake) pressure, the truck feels like it is free wheeling, dealer informed consumer that is the way the brakes engage.

- Lamirada, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 111998

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
Rear ABS lock up.

- Westford, MA, USA

problem #3

Aug 211998

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Intermittently when brakes are applied the vehicle will pull to the left and right. The dealer and manufacturer have been notified. Owner has filed under the lemon law.

- Etiwanda, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 011998

Ram 2500

  • miles
The vehicle has only ABS on the rear brakes, when the brakes are applied the vehicle skids. As a result, 2 collisions have occurred. Dealer says there is no problem.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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