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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,000 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 3500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 022003

Ram 3500

  • 56,000 miles


The bolt that holds fifth gear in place dislodged and the gear came off the shaft. Vehicle was still drivable in the other four gears but fifth gear was inoperable. Manufacturer and the dealer have been notified.

- Langley, 00, USA

problem #3

Feb 252002

Ram 3500 4WD

  • miles
Locking pinion nut broke, resulting in shaft to fall which caused damage to the pinion gears and spindles. Several mechanics stated that a locking pinion nut should never unlock or break. Thus it's defect caused 1,100 worth of damage and could have definitely resulted in injury.

- Catawissa, MO, USA

problem #2

Sep 101998

Ram 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driveshaft failed.

- Fountain V, CA, USA

problem #1

May 211998

Ram 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Truck vibrates between 30-67 mph. Dealer has changed the torque converter, drivershaft, replaced ring and pinion, yoke, bearings and seals. Truck has burned 1/2 qt of oil per 1000 miles since new.

- Hebron, IN, USA

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