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4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 3500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 242014

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 300,000 miles

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

Driving on a highway traveling at 75 mph, the vehicle suddenly shook violently and it was very difficult to keep a grip on the steering wheel or switch to the brake pedal. I was thrust around in my seat and items from under the back seat were thrown forward into the dash of the vehicle as well. Vehicles around me also noticed and slowed down and steered clear of my vehicle. I was able to slow to a stop at the curb and it stopped. That was the first incident. I did look over the front end and felt the tie-rods, ect to test and everything is tight as it should be and nothing visible to cause this problem. It happened again a week later traveling at 65 mph. It has occurred occasionally since those incidents in June and the speed seems to be less each time. I have avoided driving it for fear I will wreck and kill myself or someone else. I have researched and found it is the "death wobble" that Chrysler has been investigated for and did a recall on. But, the recall does not cover all second generation Dodge pickups, such as mine. This must be noticed and the recall must cover all trucks in the second generation class as well. I will sue if I wreck this truck during a death wobble.

- Greeley, CO, USA

problem #9

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 #8

Jul 292001

Ram 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was going 10-15mph onto an exit ramp and back end started swaying left and right. Road was dry. Consumer let off gas and tapped the brakes lightly, and shortly vehicle came to a stop.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #7

Oct 271999

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

Vehicle pulling to the right then to the left intermittently. Drl has been notified.

- Lake Habasu, AZ, USA

problem #6

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Ram 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Suspension failure.

- Placentia, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 171999

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles
At 35-45 mph vehicle vibrates. The dealer has put 5 sets of tires on the vehicle.

- Rutledge, GA, USA

problem #4

Apr 141999

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

Vehicle vibration, some at 22mph, worst at 43mph, dealer balanced tires 1st time in, still vibrated. Took back in 4 weeks later, dealer said 3 tires were way out of balance. Balanced again, still vibrates. Vibration intensity changes when wheels are rotated.

- Boulder Creek, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 091998

Ram 3500 4WD

  • miles
Loud poping in the front end when turning, been in the shop 7 times for repir still not fixed

- Dexter, MO, USA

problem #2

Sep 011998

(reported on)

Ram 3500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle jumps causing consumer to experience control problems when vehicle is going 40mph or higher.

- Villa Grov, CO, USA

problem #1

Aug 201998

Ram 3500

  • miles
When driving at 40mph it vibrates. When brakes applied the truck will pull to the right, .on any pavement, dealer contacted three times and in shop for other reasons, the problem still exists. Dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

- Henderson, NV, USA

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