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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,375 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 012004

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • 99,000 miles

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

All warranty service at cliffs autosvr-Goodyear-springtown. The vehicles rear end had to be replaced due to wear.

- Springtown, TX, USA

problem #7

Sep 282002

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer states that the rear end failed while driving 50 mph. Dealer notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Belle Vernon, PA, USA

problem #6

Jun 112001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
This vehicle has a dana 70 rear end. Manufacturer failed to shim when originally built. This caused rear end to shift and elongate mounting section thus destroying entire rear end. Manufacturer claims no liability due to passing 100,000 mile limit of warranty. My concern is that anyone pulling heavy trailers could experience a total failure of the rear end while moving. This would almost certainly cause the trailer to jacknife and could lead to injury or at least considerable damage. We haul show horses that are valued in excess of $150,000 and we just wanted to alert the NHTSA and the general public in what we see is a potentially dangerous problem. Perhaps ours is the only occurance or perhaps there are others waiting to happen.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #5

Nov 012000

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

While driving at 40 mph rear end of the truck makes a grinding noise.

- Alexandria, LA, USA

problem #4

Feb 091999

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving around a corner at approximately 15mph the sway bar fell out. Drove to dealer & mechanic noticed the sway bar hanging & had to repair it. The 2nd incident: Had lost steering control & hit a tree. Neither air bag deployed upon impact.

- Philadelphia, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 291999

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Sway bar bolts that hold sway bar fell out, and almost caused an accident. Went to dealer and got it fixed. But then all four bolts that hold the sway bar fell out again, causing an accident. Also, worn gear in the steering box caused a loss of steering. Dealer cannot determine the problem. Problem still exists.

- Phildelphia, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 011998

Ram 2500

  • miles
Rear suspension clunks on turns with ligth/no load in bed. Sounds like the gas tank shifting side to side or spring pack noise. Other owner's I've talked too have same problem. The rear sliding glass window leaks at the top at highway speeds in heavy rain. The two tone paint is fading. You can see the bottom color through the top color. Also, I've hear from several other owners about premature front ball joint failures although I haven't had this problem yet.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 121998

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer complaintng while driving vehicle the back end go out of control whenever the vehicle go over a bumps or pot hole. Vehicle been in/out of dealer shop more then twice, condition still occur. Dealer can find or locate the problems.

- Port Jervis, NY, USA

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