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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
56 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
46 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,103 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram Van 2500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #48

Sep 192000

Ram Van 2500

  • miles

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

While driving 45mph, hit another vehicle unexpectedly at a frontal impact which caused steering to lock up, and brakes to fail. Upon impact, driver and passenger airbags did not deploy, which did not protect the occupants. No prior problems with the airbag system.

- Yulee, FL, USA

problem #47

Aug 032000

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Airbag light continues to illuminate while vehicle is in motion. Dealer has been notified.

- St Peters, MO, USA

problem #46

Aug 092000

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
While traveling at 55 mph and as a result of a frontal accident, air bags did not deploy.

- Collage Station, TX, USA

problem #45

Apr 272000

Ram Van 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer was driving on smooth surface when dual airbags deployed, causing burns and minor injures to driver. There was no impact/prior accident and no undercarriage impact. Cause unknown, dealer simply wants to repack and repair the bags and return it to the driver.

- Blue Ridge, VA, USA

problem #44

Feb 142000

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Driver was pulling into parking space when driver's side airbag deployed, causing injuires. There was no impact to vehicle.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #43

Feb 142000

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Driver was pulling into parking space when driver's side airbag deployed, causing injuires. There was no impact to vehicle.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #42

Jan 052000

Ram Van 2500

  • miles

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

Quad cab; consumer was driving at approximately 30 mph, hit a vehicle that had pulled out in front, and dual airbags did not deploy. Also, driver's side shoulder belt did not lock, causing driver to hit windshield. No prior warning of defects.

- Coal Valley, IL, USA

problem #41

Jan 052000

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Quad cab; consumer was driving at approximately 30 mph, hit a vehicle that had pulled out in front, and dual airbags did not deploy. Also, driver's side shoulder belt did not lock, causing driver to hit windshield. No prior warning of defects.

- Coal Valley, IL, USA

problem #40

Jan 052000

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
While traveling 45 mph and as a result of a head-on accident air bags did not deploy, causing injury to consumer. Dealer has been notified.

- Scottdale, AZ, USA

problem #39

Jan 052000

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
While traveling 45 mph and as a result of a head-on accident air bags did not deploy, causing injury to consumer. Dealer has been notified.

- Scottdale, AZ, USA

problem #38

Dec 021999

Ram Van 2500

  • miles

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

While driving about 50 mph both air bags deployed without a reason.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #37

Dec 021999

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
While driving about 50 mph both air bags deployed without a reason.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #36

Jul 021998

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Driver lost control and slid cross ways, across the highway, and busted the rear axel. Truck flipped over, and front bumper went into front tire, and the airbags did not deploy. Truck was totalled.

- Corning, IA, USA

problem #35

Jul 021998

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Driver lost control and slid cross ways, across the highway, and busted the rear axel. Truck flipped over, and front bumper went into front tire, and the airbags did not deploy. Truck was totalled.

- Corning, IA, USA

problem #34

Nov 071999

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and the airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries. Dealer has been contacted, and the manufacturer will be notified.

- Marlow, OK, USA

problem #33

Nov 071999

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and the airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries. Dealer has been contacted, and the manufacturer will be notified.

- Marlow, OK, USA

problem #32

May 231999

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision where it flipped over five times. Upon impact, airbags did not deploy, and restraints did not retract, resulting in minor injuries and ejection from vehicle. Manufacturer will be notified.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

problem #31

May 231999

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision where it flipped over five times. Upon impact, airbags did not deploy, and restraints did not retract, resulting in minor injuries and ejection from vehicle. Manufacturer will be notified.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

problem #30

Jul 061999

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
While consumer was driving at 50 mph, rear ended a trailer which didn't have any type of lights. Also, driver's side air bag did not deploy.

- Clarksville, TX, USA

problem #29

Jun 291999

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 45-50 mph, and the airbags did not deploy. Driver sustained minor injuries. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

- Vanceboro, NC, USA

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