10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
28 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
17 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,371 miles

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problem #35

Feb 132008

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 223,000 miles
The contact owns a 1996 Dodge Ram 2500. When the contact placed the key into the ignition, the air bag deployed. The vehicle and engine was still in the off position. The contact sustained cuts and lacerations on his face and neck. NHTSA campaign id number 99V023000 (air bags:frontal) was referenced. The dealer and manufacturer have not yet been notified. The failure and current mileages were 223,000. Updated 03-31-08 updated 03/31/08

- Placerville, CA, USA

problem #34

Jan 222005

Ram 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 40 mph an accident occurred, consumer's vehicle hit a tree head on. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Contacted the dealer, and was told this was normal, and that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle.... the other driver, a lady was cited for improper backing out. Consumer's grand son first hit her, then went through a yard, hitting a tree.

- Mansfield, OH, USA

problem #33

Oct 242001

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states engine stalled while traveling down a mountain, consumer lost all control of vehicle and went off a 300 ft revene, vehicle finally stopped after striking a tree head on, air bag did not deploy, consumer sustained injuries, a month after purchasing vehicle, recall repairs were completed on vehicle regarding blower and igntion, consumer was later informed of additional recalls that needed to be repaired on vehicle, however consumer was never given any specific details about what was repaired/replaced.

- Monroe, GA, USA

problem #32

Jun 072001

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 45 mph hit a tree. Front end damage was $ $6100. Mechanic found that air bag sensors were missing from vehicle.

- Adger, AL, USA

problem #31

Sep 151996

Ram 2500

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 35 mph. Upon impact, driver's air bag did not deploy. Dealer was notified, and was unwilling to assist in this matter. Feel free to provide any further information on this matter.

- Crosby, TX, USA

problem #30

May 202001

Ram 2500

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 55mph. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries. Vehicle was totaled.

- Bremen, KY, USA

problem #29

Apr 272001

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a 50 mph frontal collision in which driver's and passenger's air bags did not deploy, cause unknown.

- Charolotte, NC, USA

problem #28

Mar 192000

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer had a head-on collision with a pole and air bags did not deploy. Automobile ended up in a "V" shape. Consumer was sore, but had no major injuries.

- Sellersville, PA, USA

problem #27

May 052000

Ram 2500

  • miles
Prior to recall (99V-023) the air bag light kept coming on due to wire module failure.

- Norwalk, CT, USA

problem #26

Jul 011999

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall repair (99V-023) completed causing noise in steering column, continued having problems and repaired, air bag blew up for no apparent reason after recall repairs. Mjs

- Coral Spri, FL, USA

problem #25

Jul 011999

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall repair (99V-023) completed causing noise in steering column, continued having problems and repaired, air bag blew up for no apparent reason after recall repairs. Mjs

- Coral Spri, FL, USA

problem #24

Jun 261999

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Just pulled away from green light when another vehicle pulled out also. Consumer's vehicle's engine roared after being hit. Traveled 30ft & hit telephone pole. Had no steering or brake control. The air bags failed to deploy upon impact with the pole. The right front end was only hit slightly.

- Salem, OH, USA

problem #23

Jun 261999

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Just pulled away from green light when another vehicle pulled out also. Consumer's vehicle's engine roared after being hit. Traveled 30ft & hit telephone pole. Had no steering or brake control. The air bags failed to deploy upon impact with the pole. The right front end was only hit slightly.

- Salem, OH, USA

problem #22

Oct 131998

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Vehicle hit another vehicle from the front at 45mph and the driver's side airbag did not deploy. Dealer has not seen the vehicle.

- Dingmans Ferry, PA, USA

problem #21

May 021997

Ram 2500

  • miles
No deployment of drivers airbag in a head on collision, front end damage enough to warrant deployment.

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #20

Mar 051999

Ram 2500

  • miles
I rear ended another pickup truck at approximately 35 mph. There was extensive damage to the nose and possible frame damage also. The driver side airbag did not deploy. Although I was wearing the seatbelt, my head still made contact with the steering wheel. A fellow firefighter in town had a similar experiance, in that he hit an auto at speed, and his air bag did not deploy either. Is this a common problem with the new style Dodge pickups?

- Rockaway, NJ, USA

problem #19

Apr 171998

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Driving at approximately 35-40 mph made direct hit head-on against truck, driver's airbag did not deploy, no warning that airbag was defective. Manufactuer has been notified.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #18

Feb 051998

Ram 2500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The vehicle was rear ended, and then ran into telephone pole and was totaled. The airbag did not deploy. Dealer has done nothing.

- Marshall, TX, USA

problem #17

Oct 211997

Ram 2500

  • miles
While driving at 20 mph the defective ABS braking system malfunctioned causing the wheels to lock up and skid. Having extended stopping distance, causing a frontal impact. The defective driver's side airbag did not deploy.

- South Bound Brook, NJ, USA

problem #16

Aug 081997

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Vehicle had frontal crash at 25mph and airbag did not deploy. Has not gone to dealer.

- Rialto, CA, USA

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