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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 4 of 4)

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problem #16

Nov 051998

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

Consumer was involved in a frontal collision in which the right and left sides of the vehicle were hit, and the driver and passenger air bags did not deploy.

- Hayden, AL, USA

problem #15

Oct 051998

Ram 3500

  • miles
Had cruise control on at 60mph. Road wet/slick. Vehicle started hydroplaning. Made funny noises. Lost traction. Spun around & front end hit guard rail. Air bags did not deploy. Driver has bruises from seat belt. Passenger not restrained. Hit windshield. Emergency room treatment.

- Greenville, TX, USA

problem #14

Oct 051998

Ram 3500

  • miles
Had cruise control on at 60mph. Road wet/slick. Vehicle started hydroplaning. Made funny noises. Lost traction. Spun around & front end hit guard rail. Air bags did not deploy. Driver has bruises from seat belt. Passenger not restrained. Hit windshield. Emergency room treatment.

- Greenville, TX, USA

problem #13

Aug 151998

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

While traveling approximately 35mph, drunk driver turned in front of Ram. The vehicle was broadsided by Ram & the dueal air bags did not deploy upon impact.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #12

Aug 151998

Ram 3500

  • miles
While traveling approximately 35mph, drunk driver turned in front of Ram. The vehicle was broadsided by Ram & the dueal air bags did not deploy upon impact.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #11

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 #10

Sep 251998

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

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 #9

Aug 301998

Ram 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While the vehicle is on and in park position the driver's and passenger's airbags deployed for no apparent reason and without any prior warning, causing injuries to the occupant. Dealer cannot determine problem.

- Lakeville, MN, USA

problem #8

Aug 301998

Ram 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While the vehicle is on and in park position the driver's and passenger's airbags deployed for no apparent reason and without any prior warning, causing injuries to the occupant. Dealer cannot determine problem.

- Lakeville, MN, USA

problem #7

Jun 231998

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a 30 mph frontal collision in which the driver's or passenger's air bags did not deploy.

- Diamond Bar, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 231998

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

Consumer was involved in a 30 mph frontal collision in which the driver's or passenger's air bags did not deploy.

- Diamond Bar, CA, USA

problem #5

May 091998

Ram 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, the air bag did not deploy and the truck was torn up.

- Starks, LA, USA

problem #4

Mar 161998

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles
Vehicle was in frontal collision driving at 40mph, and driver's and passenger's side airbags did not deploy. Dealer said car level on deceleration was not enough.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #3

Mar 161998

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles
Vehicle was in frontal collision driving at 40mph, and driver's and passenger's side airbags did not deploy. Dealer said car level on deceleration was not enough.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #2

Feb 171997

Ram 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer's wife experienced acceleration after shifting gear into drive. Vehicle went out of control, causing consumer to strike a tree. Also both air bags did not deploy. Dealer/manufacturer notified.

- Colchestre, VT, USA

problem #1

Feb 171997

Ram 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer's wife experienced acceleration after shifting gear into drive. Vehicle went out of control, causing consumer to strike a tree. Also both air bags did not deploy. Dealer/manufacturer notified.

- Colchestre, VT, USA

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