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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Dodge Ram Van 1500 lights problems

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1998 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 032003

Ram Van 1500

  • 150,000 miles


While driving the headlight switch assembly has caught on fire without warning.

- Griffin, GA, USA

problem #4

Dec 122001

Ram Van 1500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Electrical system kept burning out, causing dashboard and tail lights to go out, without warning. *akheadlight switch was checked and dealer found melted plastic wire to the switch connector. Switch was replaced, then the tail lights went out. Still the same problem.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 201999

(reported on)

Ram Van 1500

  • miles
While driving headlights went out. Dealer has been notified.

- New Boston, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 121999

Ram Van 1500 Diesel

  • miles
Fuse to dash lights/tail lights blew when headlight switch failed.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #1

May 261998

Ram Van 1500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Headlight switch and connector failed causing overheating.

- La Grande, OR, USA

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