really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 082002

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles


Transmission was in neutral, parking brake was set. Vehicle was stationary for approx. 1 min. While I removed my things from the interior. As I was walking away from the vehicle (about 30-40 ft) I heard the brake "pop" turned around and the vehicle slowly started to roll backwards until it hit a pole. This happened in a private parking lot and was reported to Corp. Security, but no police report.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #3

May 202001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PE01-021/roll away in park: While parked and idling vehicle jumped out of gear while consumer's daughter was pulling pin from hitch attached to vehicle, causing truck to run over her daughter who received severe injuries. Dealer / manufacturer were notified.

- Altanta, IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 201999

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Owner's child was able to switch gears from park to reverse without application of the brakes, and the vehicle took off and hit a fence. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Apr 061999

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is running in park, and by itself the vehicle will jump out of park into neutral or drive, causing a potential safety hazard.

- Strasburg, OH, USA

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