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Average Mileage:
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1998 Dodge Ram Van 3500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Feb 062002

Ram Van 3500

  • miles

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

Brake rotors are warped, and there is vibration. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Minsord, OH, USA

problem #7

May 152001

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
Vehicle not included in recall number 98V075000. Brake rotor material strength is not sufficient, causing hub fatigue fracture.

- Tuxedo Park, NY, USA

problem #6

Apr 262000

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At 9,000 miles front rotors warped due to overheating. At 16,000 miles new brakes had to be put on. At 40,000 miles, new pads and rotors were put on. The problems seems to be that the rotors are too small for the size of the truck, and the self adjustors on the back brakes do not work.

- Eureka, CA, USA

problem #5

Nov 231999

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Rotors overheating and cracking and pads are experiencing excessive wear, causing vehicle to pull when applying brakes. Mjs (original cl 08-Aug-99, revised hl on 23-Nov-99)

- Pitsburgh, PA, USA

problem #4

Sep 301999

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
When applying brakes, vehicle will pull hard to right. Or if vehicle has been serviced it willthen pull to left. Rotors are being replaced within 6-9 months.

- Norcross, GA, USA

problem #3

Aug 291999

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
Vehicle was in the shop being repaired for brakes when the entire brake system, including rotors went out, and truck was pulling to one side.

- Birchville, MI, USA

problem #2

Feb 011998

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
Brakes were grinding, a lining was replaced, and since then four sets of linings have been applied. Dealer contacted, and are aware of the problem, vehicle was not under warranty, dealer did not repair. Another dealer contacted and replaced the rotors at owners expense.

- Mcdonald, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 121998

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
The front wheels went into a tramble and vehicle was not controllable. Also seemed that the disc brake rotors had warped or cracked. No warranty. Dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

- Daviston, AL, USA

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