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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
13 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 2
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Dodge Ram Van 3500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #5

Mar 301998

Ram Van 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


When hitting a bump, a pulsation in the brakes occurs, when putting foot on the brakes, and hitting a bump the brakes do not seem to work. Dealer contacted three times, and will not respond. Consumer states when right front tire hits a bump, with slight foot (brake) pressure, the truck feels like it is free wheeling, dealer informed consumer that is the way the brakes engage.

- Lamirada, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 111998

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500 4WD

  • miles
Rear ABS lock up.

- Westford, MA, USA

problem #3

Aug 211998

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Intermittently when brakes are applied the vehicle will pull to the left and right. The dealer and manufacturer have been notified. Owner has filed under the lemon law.

- Etiwanda, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 011998

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
The vehicle has only ABS on the rear brakes, when the brakes are applied the vehicle skids. As a result, 2 collisions have occurred. Dealer says there is no problem.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

May 211998

Ram Van 3500 4WD

  • miles
While driving vehicle about 35 mph consumer tried to step on the brake pedal and stop vehicle. Vehicle did not stop, and kept rolling a few feet away/also lost control of vehicle. Dealer and manufacturer had been contacted.

- Easton, MA, USA

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