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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 212004

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


On March 2003 while driving vehicle stalled, and was driven to the nearest dealership, who replaced both fuel pumps at manufacturer's expense. One year later vehicle has the same symptom as the previous year. Dealership indicated again it was the injector fuel pump, but was not any longer under warrannty. Just the part will cost consumer $1400 plus labor.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #5

Nov 032003

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
When the cruise control was engaged the speed exceeded the speed set by the consumer. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who determined that the engine control module needed to be replaced. There was also a recall on the fuel transfer pump. The pump was replaced, but now a new pump is needed.

- Tehachapi, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 142001

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at 40-45 and without prior warning vehicle cut completely off, causing loss of all power steering and power brakes. Consumer contacted the dealer, dealer instructed consumer to get up underneath vehicle and bang on fuel tank right at the location of T fuel pump. Consumer noted after banging on the fuel tank that vehicle restarted. Consumer drove six miles and vehicle cut completely off without prior warning. Mechanic again banged on fuel tank and vehicle restarted. Fuel pump internall shorted, dealer replaced fuel pump and vehicle has not stalled anymore.

- Harwinton, CT, USA

problem #3

Nov 302000

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles


Fuel pump failed while driving on highway without warning, causing engine to stall out. Fuel pump failed at only 40,000 miles.

- Cambridge, MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 041999

Ram 2500

  • miles
Fuel pump had to be replaced due to engine dying out. Engine check light came on & then died out. Had fuse replaced due to blowing out constantly. Engine & catalytic converter affected.

- Saint Joseph, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 181998

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer recived a letter from dealer saying that they had a recall on the enigine computer, recall #799, and also a recall on a defective fuel pump, recall #788. Consumer says that the dealer does not have parts yet.

- Decatur, GA, USA

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