1998 Dodge RAM 3500 Fuel System, Diesel Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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1998 Dodge RAM 3500 Fuel System, Diesel Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID563300
 Internal NHTSA #10138246
 ModelRAM 3500
 Model Year1998
 File date13/09/05
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemMy vehicle completely stalled and lost power at 70 mph leaving me with no power steering or power brakes. I was barely able to force the vehicle into the breakdown lane. I brought it to a dodge dealer where it cost me $3,700. For an ecm computer and injector pump for this diesel engine. Eight months previous i had replaced the lift pump at a cost of over $800. I now understand that the nhtsa has earlier investigated this diesel engine and found no 'safety' problem relating to this failure. I further understand that there was a 'limited' recall performed by cummins, the engine manufacturer, which only included school busses and emergency vehicles as well as for their big customers, ups and fedex. Is there no consideration of the individual owner's safety? By my research there are 350,000 of these vehicles still on the road (122,000 were repaired under warranty in a dodge 'fix-if-fail' program) with potentially catastrophic safety defects. This is a truly dangerous condition. Fortunately for me, i am an above average size male. I'd seriously doubt if a young driver or small individual would have been able to safely navigate this vehicle to the side of the road. Conversations with the dodge dealership and with the dodge consumer hotline resulted in their denial of being aware that there is or has been any problem with this vehicle. A blatant lie on at least the hotline supervisor's part. *nm *nm
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure153000
Number of Occurences2
Source of the issueCONSUMER LETTER
VIN pattern 1B7MF3361WJXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase24/03/23
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesY
Cruise controlY
Number of cylinders6
Drive train type4WD
Transmission typeAUTO
 Vehicle speed70
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's nameKELLEY DODGE
 Dealer's telephone number802-885-2186
 Dealer's citySPRINGFIELD
 Dealer's state codeVT
 Dealer's ZIP code05156
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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