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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,085 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #13

Jul 132012

Ram 2500

  • 146,000 miles

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

While turning left at any speed have a serious shudder. Truck has new wheel bearings tie rod ends rotors and calipers done at Dodge dealership. The shudder is heard and felt in floor board nothing in brake pedal or steering wheel. Shudder is less audible when put into neutral and coasting while turning left.

- Newport, NC, USA

problem #12

Jan 102010

Ram 2500

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Ram van with aftermarket bendix brakes (model number: 13481).the contact was driving 10 mph when the brakes were applied but the vehicle did not respond, causing the contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle. There were no injuries.the contact did not call the manufacturer of the vehicle or the brakes in regard to the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000. The VIN was not available.

- Los Angeles , CA, USA

problem #11

Oct 042011

Ram 2500

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500. While the contact was driving approximately 35 mph, the ABS warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel and remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. The failure occurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated the ABS control module wiring harness connector exhibited severe corrosion. There was a manufacturer voluntary recall related to the similar defect associated with the battery tray and ABS wiring harness connector. The VIN was ineligible for the recall. The vehicle was currently being repaired at the owner's expense. The approximate failure mileage was 89,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #10

Apr 092010

Ram 2500

  • 115,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, the brake pedal went to the floorboard when depressed. The brake indicator light also illuminated. The brakes also failed intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership for a diagnostic test and the contact was informed that the braking system was functioning properly but the failures were causing by an electric component. The vehicle was at the dealership for repair at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were approximately 115,000.

- Obetz, OH, USA

problem #9

Oct 312009

Ram 2500

  • 140,000 miles
Brake line failure on 1998 Dodge 4X4 truck. No warning brakes failed. Line faulty.

- Laguna Hills, CA, USA

problem #8

May 062004

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer depressed the brakes to come to a stop. In the process, the vehicle hopped up and down. Vehicle was serviced, and the problem was due to the rear brake adjuster malfunctioning.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #7

Feb 152003

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,100 miles

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

My husband ordered this truck in late 1997. We purchased it new and have had numerous problems with the vehicle. The biggest problem we have faced is the transmission. Mid-April 1998 the first problems occured with slippage, the transmission cooling lines were replaced, one month later the torque converter went and repairs were made. Now at 51,000 miles and very little driving for the last 2 yrs (since my husband has been sick with cancer) it has blown again. The front seals are leaking profusely. The rear window was leaking so badly at one point the entire ceiling inside was soaded. The ABS computer went wacky on us early on also. The seatbelt has been twisted since we purchased the vehicle and we have not successfully fixed it. The extended warranty we purchased has gone out of business. I will not likely buy another Dodge ever again. Mercedes takes the cake.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #6

Aug 182003

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • 28,000 miles
When applying brakes vehicle pullled to the right, and the driver lost control of vehicle several times. The dealer has attempted to repair this problem eight times, but could not fix the problem.

- Chantilly, VA, USA

problem #5

Oct 252001

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 97,000 miles
Vehicle brakes failed. Scc

- Silver Springs , NV, USA

problem #4

Dec 192002

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
When applying the brakes, the consumer states' the brakes sometime lock up. Consumer states vehicle slid 120 feet into a telephone pole. None of the airbags deployed.

- Castro Valley, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 182002

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Consumer states, while driving over 50mph and applying the brakes vehicle is vibrating heavily and it will be hard for the consumer to control the vehicle. Dealer has been notified..

- Carefree, AZ, USA

problem #2

Oct 181997

Ram 2500

  • miles
While driving the vehicle pulls to the right when applying the brakes.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #1

Mar 181998

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Problematic steering and braking systems.

- Aurora, CO, USA

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