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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,004 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 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 112006

Ram Van 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,013 miles


: the contact stated while driving the vehicle with the cruise control set on 70 mph it became stuck. The vehicle's speed kept accelerating, the engine revved. The brake pedal had to be depressed very hard to get the vehicle to slow down. After slowing down the vehicle it was put into neutral. The vehicle was then shut off; and taken to a dealership. Upon inspection the problem was the cruise control valve that was located under the battery. Acid from the battery leaked down onto the cruise control valve causing it to stick. The dealer disconnected the cruise control. Updated 04/11/06.

- Bend, OR, USA

problem #2

Jul 121998

Ram Van 3500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving at any speed, speed is acting intermittently in which the engine is idling high due to the vehicle speed control module.

- Cotopaxi, CO, USA

problem #1

Apr 151999

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
Consumer received a recall notice in April 98, concerning idle speed control unit. He has been in contact with the dealer and the parts are not available. 98V209.

- Cotopaxi, CO, USA

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