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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 4 of 5)

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problem #26

Jun 031999

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer rear ended another vehicle at about 50 to 55 mph, and neither driver's or passenger's air bags deployed. Dealer has been contacted.

- Cove, AR, USA

problem #25

Apr 141999

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While making a turn driver's side and passenger's side air bags deployed for no reason. Driver was unjured on both hands. Skin was scraped from knucles and had numbness for 48 hours.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #24

Apr 141999

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While making a turn driver's side and passenger's side air bags deployed for no reason. Driver was unjured on both hands. Skin was scraped from knucles and had numbness for 48 hours.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #23

May 071999

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

While driving about 40-45mph vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and the airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries. The vehicle was totaled. The manufacturer will be notified.

- Jackson, KY, USA

problem #22

May 071999

Ram 2500

  • miles
While driving about 40-45mph vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and the airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries. The vehicle was totaled. The manufacturer will be notified.

- Jackson, KY, USA

problem #21

Mar 131999

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer was driving appoximately 50 mph. Upon impact, while driving an unfamiliar road which turned into a curve, lost control of vehicle. Hit a tree at 50mph, and neither air bag deployed. Vehicle hit head-on on the passenger's side.

- Hopkinsille, KY, USA

problem #20

Mar 131999

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Consumer was driving appoximately 50 mph. Upon impact, while driving an unfamiliar road which turned into a curve, lost control of vehicle. Hit a tree at 50mph, and neither air bag deployed. Vehicle hit head-on on the passenger's side.

- Hopkinsille, KY, USA

problem #19

Mar 191999

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
On 3/19/99 I was involved in a head-on collision of significant impact and neither the driver's or passenger's airbag deployed. The accident occurred in amarillo Texas and a police report # 9922093 was filed. A state farm insurance claim # 43R231753 has been initiated, and the truck is being estimated at moss body shop in amarillo Texas. Chrysler was contacted and has inspected the truck and denied any and all product failure/defect. More information can be provided upon request. Thank you for any assistance you may be able to provide.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #18

Feb 021999

Ram 2500

  • miles
While driving 30 mph on wet pavement hit a patch of ice on the road, and the vehicle went out of control. Consumer then hit a tree head-on, and driver's side air bag didn't deploy.

- Bristol, VT, USA

problem #17

Aug 251998

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving 50-55mph the vehicle had direct frontal impact, and the driver and passenger airbags did not deploy, which did not protect the occupant in this accident. Manufacturer stated " it did not meet the threshold of the airbag deployment."

- Gray, GA, USA

problem #16

Aug 251998

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

While driving 50-55mph the vehicle had direct frontal impact, and the driver and passenger airbags did not deploy, which did not protect the occupant in this accident. Manufacturer stated " it did not meet the threshold of the airbag deployment."

- Gray, GA, USA

problem #15

Nov 051998

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a frontal collision in which the right and left sides of the vehicle were hit, and the driver and passenger air bags did not deploy.

- Hayden, AL, USA

problem #14

Nov 051998

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a frontal collision in which the right and left sides of the vehicle were hit, and the driver and passenger air bags did not deploy.

- Hayden, AL, USA

problem #13

Oct 051998

Ram 2500

  • miles
Had cruise control on at 60mph. Road wet/slick. Vehicle started hydroplaning. Made funny noises. Lost traction. Spun around & front end hit guard rail. Air bags did not deploy. Driver has bruises from seat belt. Passenger not restrained. Hit windshield. Emergency room treatment.

- Greenville, TX, USA

problem #12

Oct 051998

Ram 2500

  • miles
Had cruise control on at 60mph. Road wet/slick. Vehicle started hydroplaning. Made funny noises. Lost traction. Spun around & front end hit guard rail. Air bags did not deploy. Driver has bruises from seat belt. Passenger not restrained. Hit windshield. Emergency room treatment.

- Greenville, TX, USA

problem #11

Aug 151998

Ram 2500

  • miles
While traveling approximately 35mph, drunk driver turned in front of Ram. The vehicle was broadsided by Ram & the dueal air bags did not deploy upon impact.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #10

Aug 151998

Ram 2500

  • miles
While traveling approximately 35mph, drunk driver turned in front of Ram. The vehicle was broadsided by Ram & the dueal air bags did not deploy upon impact.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #9

Aug 301998

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While the vehicle is on and in park position the driver's and passenger's airbags deployed for no apparent reason and without any prior warning, causing injuries to the occupant. Dealer cannot determine problem.

- Lakeville, MN, USA

problem #8

Aug 301998

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While the vehicle is on and in park position the driver's and passenger's airbags deployed for no apparent reason and without any prior warning, causing injuries to the occupant. Dealer cannot determine problem.

- Lakeville, MN, USA

problem #7

Jun 231998

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a 30 mph frontal collision in which the driver's or passenger's air bags did not deploy.

- Diamond Bar, CA, USA

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