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5.7

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Dodge Ram Van 3500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 152003

Ram Van 3500

  • 60,000 miles

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

While driving 70 mph vehicle vibrated violently. Then, driver noticed flames coming from the rear of the vehicle. Vehicle was totaled due to severe damage.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 242002

Ram Van 3500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Return fuel line corroded and had begun to leak resulting in fuel leaking onto the engine, this failure could have resulted in an engine fire.

- South Acworth, NH, USA

problem #2

Dec 012001

Ram Van 3500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumers vehicle ran into a trailer on his property and ABS was defective, also brake drums were rusted, dealership was aware of problem. Consumer stated that headache bar and fuel tank, tires, fuel filter, steering stabilizer, front shocks, rear shocks, air filter, rear axle seal and fluid, rear transfer case seal and U-joints in rear drive shaft failed and replaced.

- Tower Hill, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 032001

Ram Van 3500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Fuel line failure caused fuel leakages under vehicle while driving. Vehicle towed to dealer for repairs. The fuel feed line broken between injedctor pump and return fitting. Consumer checking internet, Dodge had a recall for 98 Dodge. But they told him the vehicle missed the recall by 30 days.

- Elizabeth, CO, USA

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