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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
73 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
65 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,993 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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

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problem #66

Mar 262001

Ram 2500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

While driving about 45-50 mph, consumer had front crash. But to right side, bumper was pushed completely back. Consumer hit his head on steering wheel, 16 stitches. Neither airbag deployed.

- Encinatas, CA, USA

problem #65

Feb 142001

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer was traveling on icy roads at 25-30mph. Consumer slid into a utility pole with neither airbag deploying. Vehicle was totaled. Dealer never said why airbags didn't deploy or seem to be concerned.

- Northampton, MA, USA

problem #64

Mar 302001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bags failed to deploy when vehicle was involved in an accident, traveling at approximately 35 mph. The vehicle sustained severe front end damage, the impact was so severe that it caused the vehicle to turn 140 degrees almost rolling on the passenger side window, consumer was injured in accident.

- Montgomery, MA, USA

problem #63

Mar 262001

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Consumer was traveling about 70mph on highway and fainted at wheel. He hit side rail on highway and debris along the way. Upon impact, drivers side airbag didn't deploy.

- Encinitas, CA, USA

problem #62

Apr 022001

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Vehicle was involded in a frontal collision. Upon impact, airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries.

- Water Valley, MS, USA

problem #61

Sep 142000

Ram 2500

  • miles
Southbound mustang lost control on wet street, spun into opposite lane of traffic. Northbound Dodge Ram truck T-boned out of control mustang at 50 mph. Both driver's and passenger's air bags of Dodge truck failed to deploy. Belted Dodge Ram truck driver broke right leg and kneecap.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #60

Sep 192000

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

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 #59

Aug 032000

Ram 2500

  • miles
Airbag light continues to illuminate while vehicle is in motion. Dealer has been notified.

- St Peters, MO, USA

problem #58

Aug 092000

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
While traveling at 55 mph and as a result of a frontal accident, air bags did not deploy.

- Collage Station, TX, USA

problem #57

Feb 142000

Ram 2500

  • miles
Driver was pulling into parking space when driver's side airbag deployed, causing injuires. There was no impact to vehicle.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #56

Feb 142000

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Driver was pulling into parking space when driver's side airbag deployed, causing injuires. There was no impact to vehicle.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #55

Jan 282000

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving on a county road oncoming school bus lost control and hit consumer head-on. Pushed consumer into a 15 foot embankment. Upon impact, driver's side airbag didn't deploy. Didn't contact dealer or manufacturer.

- Belle Center, OH, USA

problem #54

Jan 282000

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving on a county road oncoming school bus lost control and hit consumer head-on. Pushed consumer into a 15 foot embankment. Upon impact, driver's side airbag didn't deploy. Didn't contact dealer or manufacturer.

- Belle Center, OH, USA

problem #53

Feb 171999

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
No deployment of both frontal air bags during frontal collision with severe damages, injuries due to failure.

- Declo, ID, USA

problem #52

Feb 171999

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
No deployment of both frontal air bags during frontal collision with severe damages, injuries due to failure.

- Declo, ID, USA

problem #51

Jan 052000

Ram 2500

  • miles
Quad cab; consumer was driving at approximately 30 mph, hit a vehicle that had pulled out in front, and dual airbags did not deploy. Also, driver's side shoulder belt did not lock, causing driver to hit windshield. No prior warning of defects.

- Coal Valley, IL, USA

problem #50

Jan 052000

Ram 2500

  • miles
Quad cab; consumer was driving at approximately 30 mph, hit a vehicle that had pulled out in front, and dual airbags did not deploy. Also, driver's side shoulder belt did not lock, causing driver to hit windshield. No prior warning of defects.

- Coal Valley, IL, USA

problem #49

Jan 052000

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
While traveling 45 mph and as a result of a head-on accident air bags did not deploy, causing injury to consumer. Dealer has been notified.

- Scottdale, AZ, USA

problem #48

Jan 052000

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
While traveling 45 mph and as a result of a head-on accident air bags did not deploy, causing injury to consumer. Dealer has been notified.

- Scottdale, AZ, USA

problem #47

Sep 041999

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a left frontal collision at approx. 15-20 mph (estimated cost of $6,800) of damages, in which both air bags failed to deploy. Consumer has been in contact with Chrysler about the problem.

- Springville, CA, USA

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