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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 engine problems

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 062001

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

While driving accelerator pedal stuck when brakes were applied. Pedal went to the floor and failed to stop vehicle, causing loss of control.

- Coal City, IL, USA

problem #5

Oct 112001

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Vehicle exceeded 10mph without putting foot on accelerator. When consumer applied brakes or pressed gas pedal vehicle went faster. Also, vehicle was in an accident because it accelerated without warning. Contacted dealer, and dealer readjusted vehicle, but still did not remedy problem.

- Quincy, MA, USA

problem #4

Jun 011998

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatic transmission has difficulty shifting between drive and overdrive. Also, vehicle will not accelerate properly with gas pedal being pressed all way to floor. Also, there was erratic operation of overdrive kicking in without provocation. The consumer was informed by the district manager that the manufacturer was increasing the horse power and torque to help solve the transmission shifting problem.

- Lewistown, IL, USA

problem #3

Jul 011999

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Without prior notice while driving at any speed, the vehicle keeps shutting down due to excessive wear.

- Crestline, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 151998

Ram 2500

  • miles
While starting accellerator got stuck, and vehicle took off at about 45mph. Brakes were applied, no change. The vehicle hit a fire hydrant and stopped. Dealer contacted, and they have been checking for about eight working days, cannot duplicate the problem.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 121998

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Failed accelerator pedal, causing sudden loss of engine power.

- Newcastle, WA, USA

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