10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
14 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
12 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #32

Feb 021996

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
When hitting the brakes hard the brakes grab and release and have no braking ability. They do not hold. This happens on normal road conditions the system has ABS.

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #31

Jan 111996

Ram Van 2500 Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Poor ABS brake performance, complete brake failure has been experienced 8 times, the whole vacuum system has been replaced. The pedal goes to the floor. The brake warning lights did come on. Dodge Ram BR2500 diesel 1996.

- Pinnevalley, CA, USA

problem #30

Apr 041996

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
ABS brakes have been replaced 3 times; at 4/96-5,000 miles/ 7/96-10,000 and 9/96 14,000. Brakes have to be replaced again at 18,000.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #29

Oct 121996

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Consumer was rearended and the driver's side air bag didn't deploy, also the seat belt didn't restrain and ABS skidded and went to one side.

- Rockdale, TX, USA

problem #28

Oct 111996

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500 Diesel

  • miles
ABS brakes failed when trying to stop at light, applied emergency brakes when coming to a bumpy stop, hit car in rear, causing minor damage.

- San Pedro, CA, USA

problem #27

Oct 021996

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
When applying the brakes, the ABS brakes failed.

- Palacios, TX, USA

problem #26

Apr 071996

Ram Van 2500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
During frontal impact, the driver's side air bag did not deploy, also ABS brakes failed.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #25

Sep 181996

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500 4WD

  • miles
ABS brakes failed with brake pedal going to the floor, also 3rd sideview mirror blurs vission.

- Mayslanding, NJ, USA

problem #24

Nov 301995

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
ABS/rear wheel: When coming to a stop, braking takes extremely long time to stop, driver literally has to stand on brake pedal to stop, caused accident, vehicle ran into light post.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #23

Aug 311996

Ram Van 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Going to a camp ground on dirt road, hauling a trailer, going down a hill, driver tried to apply brakes (ABS), had no brakes, ran into another vehicle w/trailer, the other vehicle literally stopped the vehicle at bottom of hill. After inspection, it was found that the master cylinder was faulty.

- Lucerne Valley, CA, USA

problem #22

Jul 181996

Ram Van 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Failure of the ABS brakes, causing loss of power assist, the brake pedal went to the floor.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #21

Aug 131996

Ram Van 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
During vehicle operation. When the ABS brakes are applied, a severe pull to the right is experienced.

- Northglenn, CO, USA

problem #20

Jun 191996

Ram Van 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
ABS; went to apply the brakes and pedal went to the floor. Lost all braking power, also replaced leaking master cylinder/booster.

- Boswell, OK, USA

problem #19

Aug 071996

Ram Van 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When backing the truck there were no brakes when going forward, vehicle has ABS anti-lock brakes. Please descibe.

- Grandville, MI, USA

problem #18

Apr 091996

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
ABS: Anti-lock brakes/normal brake light on dashboard remains illuminated;reset when engine is off, comes back on upon startup, causing ABS to fail.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #17

May 011996

Ram Van 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS, brakes make a loud noise when coming to a stop, vehicle will jump when coming to a stop, also replaced front brake pads/ windshield wipr blade/rearview mirror.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #16

Jun 201996

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
ABS; ran into the back of a vehicle because brakes would not stop the truck.

- Cleveland, GA, USA

problem #15

Mar 121996

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Failure on the front disc brakes, need to replace the front brakes and pads and shoes to often.

- Bristol, VA, USA

problem #14

Jun 131996

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
ABS braking system failed to stop vehicle when coming off exit. When applying brakes vehicle steered to the left. Almost caused an ident.

- Miami Spring, FL, USA

problem #13

Jun 181996

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
W/all around ABS brakes; performance when applied results in excessive pulling in either direction w/cause unknown. Pads, rotors and calipers replaced.

- Westminister, CO, USA

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