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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
56 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
46 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,103 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram Van 3500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #28

Jun 291999

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500

  • miles

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

Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 45-50 mph, and the airbags did not deploy. Driver sustained minor injuries. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

- Vanceboro, NC, USA

problem #27

Feb 091999

Ram Van 3500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving around a corner at approximately 15mph the sway bar fell out. Drove to dealer & mechanic noticed the sway bar hanging & had to repair it. The 2nd incident: Had lost steering control & hit a tree. Neither air bag deployed upon impact.

- Philadelphia, NY, USA

problem #26

May 161999

Ram Van 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and airbags did not deploy. Driver sustained injuries, and vehicle was totaled. Manufacturer will be notified.

- Lake Ariel, PA, USA

problem #25

May 161999

Ram Van 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and airbags did not deploy. Driver sustained injuries, and vehicle was totaled. Manufacturer will be notified.

- Lake Ariel, PA, USA

problem #24

Jun 031999

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer rear ended another vehicle at about 50 to 55 mph, and neither driver's or passenger's air bags deployed. Dealer has been contacted.

- Cove, AR, USA

problem #23

Jun 031999

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer rear ended another vehicle at about 50 to 55 mph, and neither driver's or passenger's air bags deployed. Dealer has been contacted.

- Cove, AR, USA

problem #22

Apr 141999

Ram Van 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While making a turn driver's side and passenger's side air bags deployed for no reason. Driver was unjured on both hands. Skin was scraped from knucles and had numbness for 48 hours.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #21

Apr 141999

Ram Van 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While making a turn driver's side and passenger's side air bags deployed for no reason. Driver was unjured on both hands. Skin was scraped from knucles and had numbness for 48 hours.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #20

May 071999

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
While driving about 40-45mph vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and the airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries. The vehicle was totaled. The manufacturer will be notified.

- Jackson, KY, USA

problem #19

May 071999

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
While driving about 40-45mph vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and the airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries. The vehicle was totaled. The manufacturer will be notified.

- Jackson, KY, USA

problem #18

Mar 131999

Ram Van 3500

  • miles

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

Consumer was driving appoximately 50 mph. Upon impact, while driving an unfamiliar road which turned into a curve, lost control of vehicle. Hit a tree at 50mph, and neither air bag deployed. Vehicle hit head-on on the passenger's side.

- Hopkinsille, KY, USA

problem #17

Mar 131999

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
Consumer was driving appoximately 50 mph. Upon impact, while driving an unfamiliar road which turned into a curve, lost control of vehicle. Hit a tree at 50mph, and neither air bag deployed. Vehicle hit head-on on the passenger's side.

- Hopkinsille, KY, USA

problem #16

Feb 021999

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
While driving 30 mph on wet pavement hit a patch of ice on the road, and the vehicle went out of control. Consumer then hit a tree head-on, and driver's side air bag didn't deploy.

- Bristol, VT, USA

problem #15

Nov 051998

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a frontal collision in which the right and left sides of the vehicle were hit, and the driver and passenger air bags did not deploy.

- Hayden, AL, USA

problem #14

Nov 051998

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a frontal collision in which the right and left sides of the vehicle were hit, and the driver and passenger air bags did not deploy.

- Hayden, AL, USA

problem #13

Oct 051998

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
Had cruise control on at 60mph. Road wet/slick. Vehicle started hydroplaning. Made funny noises. Lost traction. Spun around & front end hit guard rail. Air bags did not deploy. Driver has bruises from seat belt. Passenger not restrained. Hit windshield. Emergency room treatment.

- Greenville, TX, USA

problem #12

Oct 051998

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
Had cruise control on at 60mph. Road wet/slick. Vehicle started hydroplaning. Made funny noises. Lost traction. Spun around & front end hit guard rail. Air bags did not deploy. Driver has bruises from seat belt. Passenger not restrained. Hit windshield. Emergency room treatment.

- Greenville, TX, USA

problem #11

Aug 151998

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
While traveling approximately 35mph, drunk driver turned in front of Ram. The vehicle was broadsided by Ram & the dueal air bags did not deploy upon impact.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #10

Aug 151998

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
While traveling approximately 35mph, drunk driver turned in front of Ram. The vehicle was broadsided by Ram & the dueal air bags did not deploy upon impact.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #9

Aug 301998

Ram Van 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While the vehicle is on and in park position the driver's and passenger's airbags deployed for no apparent reason and without any prior warning, causing injuries to the occupant. Dealer cannot determine problem.

- Lakeville, MN, USA

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