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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 1 of 5)

problem #86

Feb 222008

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,100 miles

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

Driving on I-89 S. at 50 mph when snow storm turn into a white out when I came upon a state plow truck in passing lane doing 25 mph and by time I saw it's flashing lights I couldn't stop and air bag failed to deploy causing me bang my head on door post, my left ribs into steering wheel cracking them and my right knee into 4 wheel drive levier and dash causing it to be cracked.

- Randolph, VT, USA

problem #85

Aug 232007

Ram 2500 10-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup my dash is falling apart. It has cracks and large holes in it. I am afraid it my set off my air bag. Thanks

- Granada Hills, CA, USA

problem #84

Feb 102007

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,300 miles
High speed highway crash (65 mph) neither seat belt held front seat occupants - both of whom were hurt. Air bags did not deploy. 2 vehicles totaled.

- Blackstone, MA, USA

problem #83

Apr 232004

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving at 30 mph driver lost control of the vehicle and had a front end collision. Upon impact, neither of the air bags deployed, consumer broke the nose, and cut the lips.

- Fairville, PA, USA

problem #82

Mar 112004

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Vehicle was taken the dealer because the horn operated intermittently. Dealership/mechanic informed the consumer that driver's air bag must be replaced to fix the horn. Horn has been difficult to operate since consumer purchased vehicle. Horn has to be depressed on the right spot to work. Vehicle has 55,000 miles when it was brought to dealership for its repair. Chrysler offered to split (50/50) the cost with the repair on horn and airbag assembly. Consumer felt at that time and given that they had extended warranty on their vehicle the situation should be corrected. Vehicle now has approximately 78,000 miles and consumer said that Chrysler has refused to address the matter.

- Sunset, SC, USA

problem #81

Oct 202003

Ram 2500

  • 75,000 miles
While driving 70 mph vehicle was involved in a head on collision. Upon impact, dual airbags did not deploy, and passenger sustained lower arm injuries.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #80

Sep 032003

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Consumer stated while traveling 30-35 mph on wet pavement was involved in head on collision. Upon impact, frontal air bags did not deploy at any time.

- Lynchburg, OH, USA

problem #79

Aug 022002

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
Impact was centered on truck. Straight impact, no angle involved.upon impact, aif bags did not deploy.

- Belle Plaine, MN, USA

problem #78

Jul 052002

Ram 2500

  • miles
In a head on collision while driving at 50mph none of the airbags deployed on impact.

- Oakdale, IL, USA

problem #77

May 282002

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
While driving 70 mph involved in a side collision, vehicle turned couple times without warning. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy, driver and passenger sustained serious injuries.

- Attalla, AL, USA

problem #76

Apr 032002

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Driver's air bag did not deploy during a car crash.

- West Columbia, WV, USA

problem #75

Jan 252002

Ram 2500

  • miles
While stopping at traffic light was rearended by another vehicle causing a chain reaction collision, and air bags did not deploy. 2 passengers and driver were injured. Vehicle was totaled.

- Longview, TX, USA

problem #74

Dec 232001

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle hit a tree at 35 mph, and neither airbag deployed, driver and passenger hit their heads on the windshield.

- Fredonia, WI, USA

problem #73

Nov 272001

Ram 2500

  • miles
The brakes didn't work and my wife crashed and the air bags didn't deploy.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #72

Mar 302001

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at 40 mph steering wheel and column suddenly collapsed, causing vehicle to become inoperable. Consumer pulled off to the side of the road. While vehicle was involved in accident air bag didn't deployed.

- Howell, MI, USA

problem #71

Jul 282001

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer's vehicle was hit the rear by another vehicle which spun consumer's vehicle out of control, hitting a concrete wall. Consumer stated seat belts did not lock, and air bags didnot deploy, resulting in injuries.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #70

Jun 222001

Ram 2500

  • miles
Ea 01 007/air bag clock spring failure: Air bag sensor light remains on while driving. Vehicle repaired at dealers at consumer's cost. Provide any further informaton.

- New Ileria, LA, USA

problem #69

Jun 122001

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a 50 mph frontal collision in which driver's and passenger's air bags did not deploy, cause unknown. It has not yet been determined if the air bag sensors were hit in collision.

- Carl Junction, MO, USA

problem #68

Apr 202001

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
30mph, headon crash into steel stationary pole, neither driver nor passenger side airbags deployed. Driver sustained head/ neck back/ arm and knee injuries. Police noted neither air bag deployed and instructed us to contact the manufacture. Both paramedics and firefighters noted failure of airbags and said driver would not have sustained his head injury had they deployed. Contact with Chrysler Dodge; they sent rep to check truck. Two weeks later Chrysler Dodge sent us a letter stating the air bags functioned as they were supposed to, that they were in functioning order that their was no failure on their products (truck) part. A local Dodge dealer, sales manager told me on the phone that Dodge pu airbags should deploy at "10 mph" in a headon crash, stationary object. He also stated after details of the accident were given to him, "that never should have happened" (that the airbags didn't deploy). Please help us, Chrysler Dodge is taking no responsibility. Thank you.

- Fruit Heights, UT, USA

problem #67

Apr 262001

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at about 30mph. Upon impact, airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injury.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

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