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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 drivetrain problems

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1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 012001

Ram 3500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumers vehicle ran into a trailer on his property and ABS was defective, also brake drums were rusted, dealership was aware of problem. Consumer stated that headache bar and fuel tank, tires, fuel filter, steering stabilizer, front shocks, rear shocks, air filter, rear axle seal and fluid, rear transfer case seal and U-joints in rear drive shaft failed and replaced.

- Tower Hill, IL, USA

problem #5

Sep 012001

Ram 3500

  • miles
Horn will sound intermittently during the night when engine is not running. Dealership has not examined vehicle, but informed consumer that vehicle was not affected by recall 01V153000. Please provide any additional information / attachments.

- Waterford, CT, USA

problem #4

Dec 222000

Ram 3500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Ongoing problem with replacing front wheel bearing from 51,000 miles to present, four sets of wheel bearing were replaced. On last occasion, front axle broke due to wheel bearing failure. Dealer notified. All repairs were done under warranty. But unable to located the cause. The right front brakes grab on regular braking due to worn pads and rotors. The cruise control malfunctions.

- Paragould, AR, USA

problem #3

Sep 181999

Ram 3500 4WD

  • miles


As I was turning the corner the right rear tire which was fully inflated came off the truck & I went around the corner on 3 wheels. I had it towed to ralley Dodge & they said that my extended warrenty wouldn't cover the damage.

- Summerfield, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 191999

Ram 3500 4WD

  • miles
Origanal tires from factory (Goodyear Wrangler rts 265/75R16) have been replaced by Goodyear 3 times in 16 months due to defects in material and workmanship. Vehicle had a major vibration at speeds of 45 and 65 mph.( dot number: Tire size: 265/75R16 )

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #1

Jun 161998

Ram 3500

  • miles
Consumer complaining of driving vehicle on the street at 40 mph, on normal road conditions, when consumer went to apply the brakes, the brake pedal went all the way to the floor. Dealer notified, but still wants consumer to pay even with warranty. Proportioning valve was replaced. Consumer states there is a snapping noise in the steering column, dealer replaced front axle track. Steering wheel was off center. Lower radiator hose was rubbing the frame and was worn, dealer replaced.

- Easton, MA, USA

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