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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
63 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
59 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,316 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 3500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #56

Mar 262001

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

Consumer was traveling about 70mph on highway and fainted at wheel. He hit side rail on highway and debris along the way. Upon impact, drivers side airbag didn't deploy.

- Encinitas, CA, USA

problem #55

Apr 022001

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles
Vehicle was involded in a frontal collision. Upon impact, airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries.

- Water Valley, MS, USA

problem #54

Sep 142000

Ram 3500

  • miles
Southbound mustang lost control on wet street, spun into opposite lane of traffic. Northbound Dodge Ram truck T-boned out of control mustang at 50 mph. Both driver's and passenger's air bags of Dodge truck failed to deploy. Belted Dodge Ram truck driver broke right leg and kneecap.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #53

Sep 192000

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

While driving 45mph, hit another vehicle unexpectedly at a frontal impact which caused steering to lock up, and brakes to fail. Upon impact, driver and passenger airbags did not deploy, which did not protect the occupants. No prior problems with the airbag system.

- Yulee, FL, USA

problem #52

Aug 032000

Ram 3500

  • miles
Airbag light continues to illuminate while vehicle is in motion. Dealer has been notified.

- St Peters, MO, USA

problem #51

Aug 092000

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles
While traveling at 55 mph and as a result of a frontal accident, air bags did not deploy.

- Collage Station, TX, USA

problem #50

Apr 022000

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

Driver had a frontal collision with another vehicle. Driver was driving approximately 50 mph at time of incident, and the air bags did not deploy. Driver hit windshield.

- Temple, TX, USA

problem #49

Mar 312000

Ram 3500

  • miles
While driving on highway approaching an intersection, another vehicle failed to yield the right of way while coming off a side road, came across the road, and consumer hit the other vehicle on driver's side left quarter. Upon impact, neither airbag deployed.

- Cameron, LA, USA

problem #48

Feb 142000

Ram 3500

  • miles
Driver was pulling into parking space when driver's side airbag deployed, causing injuires. There was no impact to vehicle.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #47

Feb 142000

Ram 3500

  • miles
Driver was pulling into parking space when driver's side airbag deployed, causing injuires. There was no impact to vehicle.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #46

Jan 052000

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

Quad cab; consumer was driving at approximately 30 mph, hit a vehicle that had pulled out in front, and dual airbags did not deploy. Also, driver's side shoulder belt did not lock, causing driver to hit windshield. No prior warning of defects.

- Coal Valley, IL, USA

problem #45

Jan 052000

Ram 3500

  • miles
Quad cab; consumer was driving at approximately 30 mph, hit a vehicle that had pulled out in front, and dual airbags did not deploy. Also, driver's side shoulder belt did not lock, causing driver to hit windshield. No prior warning of defects.

- Coal Valley, IL, USA

problem #44

Jan 052000

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles
While traveling 45 mph and as a result of a head-on accident air bags did not deploy, causing injury to consumer. Dealer has been notified.

- Scottdale, AZ, USA

problem #43

Jan 052000

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles
While traveling 45 mph and as a result of a head-on accident air bags did not deploy, causing injury to consumer. Dealer has been notified.

- Scottdale, AZ, USA

problem #42

Dec 021999

Ram 3500

  • miles
While driving about 50 mph both air bags deployed without a reason.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #41

Dec 021999

Ram 3500

  • miles
While driving about 50 mph both air bags deployed without a reason.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #40

Jul 021998

Ram 3500

  • miles
Driver lost control and slid cross ways, across the highway, and busted the rear axel. Truck flipped over, and front bumper went into front tire, and the airbags did not deploy. Truck was totalled.

- Corning, IA, USA

problem #39

Jul 021998

Ram 3500

  • miles
Driver lost control and slid cross ways, across the highway, and busted the rear axel. Truck flipped over, and front bumper went into front tire, and the airbags did not deploy. Truck was totalled.

- Corning, IA, USA

problem #38

Nov 071999

Ram 3500

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and the airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries. Dealer has been contacted, and the manufacturer will be notified.

- Marlow, OK, USA

problem #37

Nov 071999

Ram 3500

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and the airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries. Dealer has been contacted, and the manufacturer will be notified.

- Marlow, OK, USA

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