really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 5
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 052001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles


I have just over 36,000 miles on the truck. I am on my third set of pads for the front and have replaced the shoes once. In addition, I've had the drums and rotors turned. The dealer responds by charging me to adjust the rear brakes. I have had this done but continue to eat up the front brakes. The manufacturer changed to bigger pads and rotors shortly after my truck was made but dealer & manufacturer are not responsive. Also, the rear antilock doesn't work right.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #4

Apr 262000

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • 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 #3

Dec 111998

Ram 1500

  • miles
Front brake pads were replaced at 21612 miles and again at 30305 miles, still have to climb on brakes to get stopped. Also keep getting brake light coming on. Took to another dealer who can't find anything wrong either.

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #2

Mar 211999

Ram 1500

  • miles
Tire seperated from truck, causing loss of control, rolled ? times, everyone was ejected and killed except for 1. I do not want my information released to the manufacturer, pending legal matters.

- Oklahoma, OK, USA

problem #1

Oct 151998

Ram 1500

  • miles
No summary( dot number: )

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

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