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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
17 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 2
Average Mileage:
1,800 miles

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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 3500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #13

Nov 181998

(reported on)

Ram 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Abnormality/defect within ABS is causing a longer stopping distance, takes about 20-30 feet before vehicle will stop, which could result in an accident.

- Easton, MA, USA

problem #12

Sep 171998

Ram 3500

  • miles
The consumer has been experiencing problems with anti-lock brakes. When consumer applies the brakes hears a screeching sound. The manufacturer has yet to be contacted.

- Andreas, PA, USA

problem #11

Nov 071998

Ram 3500

  • miles
Consumer was driving on street at approx. 35-40 mph, normal road condition. Consumer applied brakes in an emergency situation, vehicle was delayed in stopping, causing consumer to hit the rear end of another vehicle. Dealer/mfr. Notified.

- Gardongrove, CA, USA

problem #10

Jul 091998

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

Anti lock brakes experience intermittent failure on several occasions.

- Ravenna, OH, USA

problem #9

Sep 251998

Ram 3500

  • miles
Consumer had an accident and air bags did not deploy.-also the rear brakes did not engage, causing vehicle to lose control and collide, resulting in 3 injuries.

- Dripping Springs, TX, USA

problem #8

Feb 011998

Ram 3500

  • miles
Brakes were grinding, a lining was replaced, and since then four sets of linings have been applied. Dealer contacted, and are aware of the problem, vehicle was not under warranty, dealer did not repair. Another dealer contacted and replaced the rotors at owners expense.

- Mcdonald, PA, USA

problem #7

Jun 011998

Ram 3500 4WD

  • miles

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

When brakes are applied vehicle pulls to the left or right. One of the front brakes locks up and skids, anti-lock brakes then does not work. This vehicle is dangerous to myself, my family and to the public. Seeking arbitration under Minnesota lemon.

- St Paul, MN, USA

problem #6

Mar 301998

Ram 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When hitting a bump, a pulsation in the brakes occurs, when putting foot on the brakes, and hitting a bump the brakes do not seem to work. Dealer contacted three times, and will not respond. Consumer states when right front tire hits a bump, with slight foot (brake) pressure, the truck feels like it is free wheeling, dealer informed consumer that is the way the brakes engage.

- Lamirada, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 111998

(reported on)

Ram 3500 4WD

  • miles
Rear ABS lock up.

- Westford, MA, USA

problem #4

Jun 191998

Ram 3500

  • miles
When coming to a complete stop and pressing the brake pedal, the rear brakes will lock up and the brakes will fade out.

- Hatboro, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 211998

(reported on)

Ram 3500 4WD Diesel

  • miles

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

Intermittently when brakes are applied the vehicle will pull to the left and right. The dealer and manufacturer have been notified. Owner has filed under the lemon law.

- Etiwanda, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 011998

Ram 3500

  • miles
The vehicle has only ABS on the rear brakes, when the brakes are applied the vehicle skids. As a result, 2 collisions have occurred. Dealer says there is no problem.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

May 211998

Ram 3500 4WD

  • miles
While driving vehicle about 35 mph consumer tried to step on the brake pedal and stop vehicle. Vehicle did not stop, and kept rolling a few feet away/also lost control of vehicle. Dealer and manufacturer had been contacted.

- Easton, MA, USA

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