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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,700 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 202008

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,400 miles


I noticed automatic transmission fluid leaking under the truck when returning from a trip. Close inspection revealed that two of the transmission lines had been rubbing together which resulted in a break in one of the lines. Fortunately, I noticed it before the transmission had lost enough fluid to fail. Had I been on a long trip towing a trailer the results of a highway speed transmission failure might have been far more serious, especially on a mountain road. The line should be replaced. This appears to be a design/manufacturing/assembly defect.

- Rockiln, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 152002

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, the transmission started slipping. Vehicle was taken to dealer. The transmission cooling lines had been rubbing together, which caused them to leak. The transmission had to be replaced.

- Sho Low, AZ, USA

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