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

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Jan 141999

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles


Braking system causes severe vehicle pull to right side. At speeds greater than 30 mph, it is very difficult to maintain control of the truck. Dealer replaced parts on 1/14/99. Problem not fixed. District manager called to resolve problems. On 3/30/99 he worked for 2 days replacing parts. Problem still exists today. Dodge seems not to be able to resolve the problem. Brake pull is severe enough to be a huge safety problem for my family and I.

- Lexington, NC, USA

problem #6

Aug 211998

Ram 2500

  • miles
Transmission shifts late on certain occasions jumping into gear, diagnostics' were performed by dealership resulting in a negative result, the truck still persist's with the problem usually at speeds' 35 mph and under. The truck has pulled right upon delivery, dealership replaced calipers stating that the O.E.M. calipers were seized from factory, three days later the problem was back, dealership performed alignment, problem still persisted and continues to do so. The reason I put power steering down under the comments section is because of my belief that the problem resides in the steering gear-box, which has not been checked. The back-up lights did not work upon delivery but were fixed immediately and have been fine ever-since. The drver-side window molding leaks and on certain days causes fogging of the window resulting in a loss of vision and an unsafe driving condition. O.E.M. jackstand is also to short to replace tire on independent front suspension.

- Berkey, OH, USA

problem #5

Sep 011998

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
Brake pads and rotors have failed for the second time. Current mileage is approximately 14000.

- Powell, OH, USA

problem #4

Apr 221998

Ram 2500

  • miles


Anti-lock brakes front discs started smoking, caught on fire and burned, repair work was done to replace the calipers. The vehicle started leaking brake fluid. The dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

- Forest Park, GA, USA

problem #3

Jan 221999

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles
Brake pull causing unsafe condition, especially in wet conditions

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #2

Oct 291998

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
1. outside pads completely worn out, inside pads not worn. Replaced pad. 2. rotors warped, turned rotors 3. rotors warped, replaced rotors 4. complete brake failure, replaced front rotors, calipers, rotors, pads, proportioning valve, replaced rear shoes, adjusters, hardware 5. truck pulled to left, to right, brake fade, brakes overheating, truck still in repair shop outcome unknown.

- Tulare, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 241998

Ram 2500

  • miles
The front brake rotors warped. Had tires rotated. Noticed brake pads in front worn unevenly and rear drums out of adjustment by 80%, according dealer's mechanic.

- Klemath Falls, OR, USA

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