really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,667 miles

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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 052001

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles


Horn not working hard to get to work... complained to dealer and Dodge. Dodge wouldn't cover under warranty period. Can't use horn to beep. Also transmission went at 36000 - 38000 miles. Transmission shop state band to tight from factory on transmission. Contacted Dodge and they would not help out.

- Bradford, MA, USA

problem #5

Apr 252002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Horn is not working properly. Took to dealer, and dealer indicated has to push with finger tip at a certain spot on steering wheel for horn to blow. If used force with palm of hand horn will not blow.

- Chagrin Falls, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 012000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Horn wll not work unless pushed with excessive effort when it is cold or in justthe right spot at other times.

- Elkhorn, WI, USA

problem #3

Oct 012000

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Brake problems; consumer took vehicle to dealer 4 times, but dealer couldn't find cause. When applying brakes pedal went down to floorboard, but there was no braking action. Accident occurred with $4100 damage. Consumer states that the horn is not working properly.

- Douglas, KS, USA

problem #2

Oct 271999

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
The horn is defective. This truck is manual shift. There are two problems. 1st, it is impossible to locate the horn because of the placement of the airbag. It requires numerous hard pushes to figure out where it is. A less than what I would estimate to be a 5 pounds of pressure will not make the horn sound. I have tried to use the horn on at least three incidences and was unable to make the horn sound. In a non-emergent situation (sitting at a light) I was able to sound the horn after substantial pressure. 2nd : in emergent avoidance situation (3 times) you can not sound the horn and downshift at the same time. Because of the design of the steering wheel on the left side, and the placement of the cruise control, my left hand can not reach the horn without turning loose of the steering wheel. That leave no hands on the wheel because the right hand is trying to downshift. This is an extremely dangerous situation where the component part requires that there be no hands on the steering wheel. I would like this addressed immediately. I am female, 5'7" 135 pounds. I do not have a wide enough span in my hand to be able to hold on to the steering wheel with four fingers while my thumb tries to reach the horn. It is physically impossible. That takes you back to problem number 1.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 021998

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Horn will not work. Dealer cannot fix it.

- Fort Dodge, IA, USA

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