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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 1
Average Mileage:
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1998 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #14

Jul 011998

Ram Van 3500 4WD

  • miles

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

It is impossible to activate the horn, the cover for the air bag is a hard plastic and you really have to push to activate it. In an emergency, it is impossible.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #13

Nov 301998

Ram Van 3500 4WD

  • miles
When trying to use the horn, you have to push so hard that it is almost impossible to get it to work without going off the road. The rubber covering the steering wheel center is way to hard to operate the horn. I have been told by other people with '98 Dodge truck, Ram that the only way to fix the problem is to install a '99 Ram airbag assembly. I am going to be going to my dealer in a couple of weeks and I am going to see what they can do about this problem. It would make it a lot easier if the NHTSA would do something about this problem since I have heard that dealers refuse to fix the problem in many cases.

- Biddeford, ME, USA

problem #12

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Horn very hard to operate, air bag cover gets too hard in cold weather

- Salisburymills, NY, USA

problem #11

Jan 151999

Ram Van 3500 Diesel

  • miles

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

Horn is almost impossible to blow, you have to take eyes off the road to find horn button

- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA

problem #10

Jan 161999

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500 Diesel

  • miles
Horn is extremely hard to blow. Eccessive pressure required. Estimated 25 - 30 pounds.

- Covington, LA, USA

problem #9

Jan 151999

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
The horn on the Dodge Ram P/U is almost impossible to engage or sound. A person has to push through the airbag to make the horn sound. I have had several people who have complained about this and have seen the problem in several vehicles. Any help you can get Dodge to do in replacing the horn would be appreciated.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #8

Dec 031998

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500

  • miles

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

The horn is very hard to push to make it sound. In an emgerency situation it is very dangerous. The dealer is well aware of the problem.

- St Anthonys, ND, USA

problem #7

Nov 241998

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500 4WD

  • miles
Horn button hard to push in panic situation. Must use extream pressure to engage.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #6

May 301998

Ram Van 3500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
If horn is not pushed in particular way the horn will not work. Dealer notified, and informed consumer nothing could be done because that is the way it was made.

- Paterson, NJ, USA

problem #5

Oct 181998

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Horn difficult to honk, operates intermittently.

- Monahans, TX, USA

problem #4

Oct 171998

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500 4WD Diesel

  • miles

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

Very hard to depress horn buttons. Must use excessive force in cente rof steering wheel to honk horn.

- La Mesa, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 071998

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
Due to build up of pressure in the air bag module, the horn sensors are extremely hard to apply.

- Carmel, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 171998

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
The driver has to press down on the horn pad extremely hard before the horn will blow. This is very dangerous in an emergency situation.

- Lantana, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 091998

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
Have to put extreme pressure on the horn pad in order for the horn to sound. When driver needs the horn to go off quickly it is impossible.

- Orion, IL, USA

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