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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 1 of 4)

problem #68

Oct 202003

Ram Van 2500

  • 75,000 miles

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

While driving 70 mph vehicle was involved in a head on collision. Upon impact, dual airbags did not deploy, and passenger sustained lower arm injuries.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #67

Sep 032003

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Consumer stated while traveling 30-35 mph on wet pavement was involved in head on collision. Upon impact, frontal air bags did not deploy at any time.

- Lynchburg, OH, USA

problem #66

Aug 022002

Ram Van 2500 4WD

  • miles
Impact was centered on truck. Straight impact, no angle involved.upon impact, aif bags did not deploy.

- Belle Plaine, MN, USA

problem #65

Jul 052002

Ram Van 2500

  • miles

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

In a head on collision while driving at 50mph none of the airbags deployed on impact.

- Oakdale, IL, USA

problem #64

May 282002

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
While driving 70 mph involved in a side collision, vehicle turned couple times without warning. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy, driver and passenger sustained serious injuries.

- Attalla, AL, USA

problem #63

Apr 032002

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Driver's air bag did not deploy during a car crash.

- West Columbia, WV, USA

problem #62

Jan 252002

Ram Van 2500

  • miles

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

While stopping at traffic light was rearended by another vehicle causing a chain reaction collision, and air bags did not deploy. 2 passengers and driver were injured. Vehicle was totaled.

- Longview, TX, USA

problem #61

Dec 232001

Ram Van 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle hit a tree at 35 mph, and neither airbag deployed, driver and passenger hit their heads on the windshield.

- Fredonia, WI, USA

problem #60

Nov 272001

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
The brakes didn't work and my wife crashed and the air bags didn't deploy.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #59

Mar 302001

Ram Van 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at 40 mph steering wheel and column suddenly collapsed, causing vehicle to become inoperable. Consumer pulled off to the side of the road. While vehicle was involved in accident air bag didn't deployed.

- Howell, MI, USA

problem #58

Jul 282001

Ram Van 2500

  • miles

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

Consumer's vehicle was hit the rear by another vehicle which spun consumer's vehicle out of control, hitting a concrete wall. Consumer stated seat belts did not lock, and air bags didnot deploy, resulting in injuries.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #57

Jun 222001

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Ea 01 007/air bag clock spring failure: Air bag sensor light remains on while driving. Vehicle repaired at dealers at consumer's cost. Provide any further informaton.

- New Ileria, LA, USA

problem #56

Jun 122001

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a 50 mph frontal collision in which driver's and passenger's air bags did not deploy, cause unknown. It has not yet been determined if the air bag sensors were hit in collision.

- Carl Junction, MO, USA

problem #55

Apr 202001

Ram Van 2500 4WD

  • miles
30mph, headon crash into steel stationary pole, neither driver nor passenger side airbags deployed. Driver sustained head/ neck back/ arm and knee injuries. Police noted neither air bag deployed and instructed us to contact the manufacture. Both paramedics and firefighters noted failure of airbags and said driver would not have sustained his head injury had they deployed. Contact with Chrysler Dodge; they sent rep to check truck. Two weeks later Chrysler Dodge sent us a letter stating the air bags functioned as they were supposed to, that they were in functioning order that their was no failure on their products (truck) part. A local Dodge dealer, sales manager told me on the phone that Dodge pu airbags should deploy at "10 mph" in a headon crash, stationary object. He also stated after details of the accident were given to him, "that never should have happened" (that the airbags didn't deploy). Please help us, Chrysler Dodge is taking no responsibility. Thank you.

- Fruit Heights, UT, USA

problem #54

Apr 262001

Ram Van 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at about 30mph. Upon impact, airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injury.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

problem #53

Mar 262001

Ram Van 2500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving about 45-50 mph, consumer had front crash. But to right side, bumper was pushed completely back. Consumer hit his head on steering wheel, 16 stitches. Neither airbag deployed.

- Encinatas, CA, USA

problem #52

Mar 302001

Ram Van 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bags failed to deploy when vehicle was involved in an accident, traveling at approximately 35 mph. The vehicle sustained severe front end damage, the impact was so severe that it caused the vehicle to turn 140 degrees almost rolling on the passenger side window, consumer was injured in accident.

- Montgomery, MA, USA

problem #51

Mar 262001

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 70mph on highway and fainted at wheel. He hit side rail on highway and debris along the way. Upon impact, drivers side airbag didn't deploy.

- Encinitas, CA, USA

problem #50

Apr 022001

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Vehicle was involded in a frontal collision. Upon impact, airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries.

- Water Valley, MS, USA

problem #49

Sep 142000

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Southbound mustang lost control on wet street, spun into opposite lane of traffic. Northbound Dodge Ram truck T-boned out of control mustang at 50 mph. Both driver's and passenger's air bags of Dodge truck failed to deploy. Belted Dodge Ram truck driver broke right leg and kneecap.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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