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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

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1998 Dodge Ram Van 3500 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Owner Comments

problem #4

May 302002

Ram Van 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Both front side doors would not open from either side. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that activator needed to be replaced.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 282001

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
Consumer was hit in the rear by another vehicle which spun consumer's vehicle out of control, hitting a concrete wall. Automatic door locks didnot unlock, and dome light di dnot come on.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 291998

Ram Van 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Water leaks into drivers door due to misalignment.

- Apple Vall, MN, USA

problem #1

Oct 181998

Ram Van 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This B150 conversion vehicle (star custom industry) rear electric seat, causing the seatbelt to be inoperable because when moving the seats, the seatbelt buckle and retractor will break, which will not protect the occupant in event of an accident.

- Mt Holly, NJ, USA

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