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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 Van 1500 accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 032004

Ram Van 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Hood latch popped open while driving. Was able to pull over to the shoulder, closed the hood, and drove vehicle to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic informed consumer that this vehicle was not recalled.

- Spencerport, NY, USA

problem #2

May 242001

(reported on)

Ram Van 1500

  • miles
While traveling at 45-50 mph hood flipped backwords, causing poor visibility. Previously, consumer was having problems with hood hinge attachment coming undone.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #1

Mar 161998

Ram Van 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has antil-lock brakes. When consumer applies brakes brake pedal goes to the floor, and there is pulsation within the brakes. Also, transmission doesn't have speed/gears slip, and there is a leak underneath the hood.

- Oakhurst, CA, USA

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