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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 032003

(reported on)

Ram Van 1500

  • miles


Consumer states while traveling on wet pavement 30-35 mph vehicle slid into another vehicle head on. Upon impact, driver's side air bag did not deploy.

- Lynchburg, OH, USA

problem #2

May 102000

Ram Van 1500

  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 65mph when another vehicle veered into consumer's vehicle. Consumer lost control, and hit another vehicle. Upon impact, driver side airbag didn'tgo off.

- Minocqua, WI, USA

problem #1

Apr 262000

Ram Van 1500

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision of 35 mph, and driver's side air bag failed to deploy. Passenger's side air bag was turned off. Dealer / manufacturer notified.

- Mobile, AL, USA

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