really awful
Crashes / Fires:
14 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
13 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,224 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #4

Jan 091999

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles


Chrysler denies liability. It was 2-3 degrees off center impact. Point of interest: Chrysler recalled 98 Ram trucks and vans due to faulty air bag sensors. I also find it hard to fathom that many accidents are exactly square when the impact. My truck was only very slightly angled 2-3 degrees at impact and did so much damage the entire frame must be replaced. Icar certified airbag mechanics that saw the truck all said that the airbags should have deployed without doubt. It is very difficult for an owner to take on Chrysler and their laywers. I feel that they know they have a problem and are just trying toblow me off. Thanks for your help and interest in this matter.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Horn very hard to operate, air bag cover gets too hard in cold weather

- Salisburymills, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 021998

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
Rea raxle failed, causing the tire wheel and hub to seperate from the axlle. Also, the anti-lock brakes failed, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, resulting in a collision. Upon impact, neither driver's or passenger's airbags deployed, even after vehicle rolled over four times.

- Lebanon Ju, KY, USA

problem #1

Feb 091998

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No deployment of air bag during vehicle collision.

- Cambridge, MA, USA

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