really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,000 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 182014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 165,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph, the driver side air bag erroneously deployed. The contact indicated that during the incident the vehicle had not made contact with anything to cause the air bag to deploy. The driver suffered an injury to the left. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure but no remedy was offered. The failure mileage was 165,000. Updated 8/28/14 the consumer stated the manufacturer did not offer any assistance. The air bag model necessary for the repair is no longer available. The vehicle was without a horn. The entire steering column needed to be repaired. Updated 11/6/2014

- Melbourn, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 052003

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer noticed while shifting vehicle out of park into drive gears position were switched around, making it impossible for consumer to shift to correct gear. Vehicle was serviced, technician noticed steering column needed to be replaced.

- Delavan, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 202002

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gear selector shaft broke inside steering column housing, 3 dealers could not fix the problem because the entire steering column has to be replaced.. zlso, steering column/track bar for front axle, and catalytic converter malfunctioned.

- Pell City, AL, USA

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