Dodge B Series 1998

Model B Series made in 1998 by Dodge got 23 consumer complains. Consumer complaints with reference, among others things, to air bags, electrical system and steering.

Model 1998

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
AIR BAGS
03/29/1999
 Coach is buying vans and converting them to mobile homes. consumer bought a 98-dodge-b3500 which was modified to make van a mobile home. the air bag module was replaced and the covers do not fit. the manufacturer will not pay to modify module to make covers fit. *ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
09/27/2004948341
 This vehicle belongs to verizon communications. the van had an under hood fire that originated in the abs module area while parked. daimlerchrysler issued safety recall d20 in 2004 to address this problem but the recall repair has not corrected the problem. verizon has had 29 under hood fire incidents that occurred after the recall was performed. this is an unsafe condition that warrants further investigation and action. *tr
10/24/20051448251
 This vehicle belongs to verizon communications. the van had an under hood fire that originated in the abs module area while parked. daimlerchrysler issued safety recall d20 in 2004 to address this problem but the recall repair has not corrected the problem. verizon has had 29 under hood fire incidents that occurred after the recall was performed. this is an unsafe condition that warrants further investigation and action. *tr
01/05/20061040001
 This vehicle belongs to verizon communications. the van had an under hood fire that originated in the abs module area. the driver noticed smoke coming from under the hood of the van while it was parked at a jobsite where he was working. he extinguished the fire with a fire extinguisher. daimlerchrysler issued safety recall d20 in 2004 to address this problem but the recall repair has not corrected the problem. verizon has had 29 incidents that occurred after the recall was performed. this is an unsafe condition that warrants further investigation and action. *tr
02/04/2006929711
 This vehicle belongs to verizon communications. the van had an under hood fire that originated in the abs module area. the driver noticed smoke coming from under the hood of the van when he started the van to leave a jobsite. he extinguished the fire using dirt and the customer's garden hose. daimlerchrysler issued safety recall d20 in 2004 to address this problem but the recall repair has not corrected the problem. verizon has had 29 incidents that occurred after the recall was performed. this is an unsafe condition that warrants further investigation and action. *tr
10/13/2006945961
 This vehicle belongs to verizon communications. the van had an under hood fire that originated in the abs module area. this van caught fire twice. this complaint is for the second fire which occurred a few months after daimlerchrysler repaired the damage from the first fire. both fires originated in the abs module connector area. the driver smelled smoke while driving the van. he was near a verizon garage so he pulled in and notified the mechanic. the mechanic extinguished the fire with a fire extinguisher and removed the battery cable. daimlerchrysler issued safety recall d20 in 2004 to address this problem but the recall repair has not corrected the problem. verizon has had 29 incidents that occurred after the recall was performed. this is an unsafe condition that warrants further investigation and action. *tr
10/10/20061154801
 This vehicle belongs to verizon communications. the van had an under hood fire that originated in the abs module area while parked. the van is declared a total loss. the fire damaged the driver's home garage. daimlerchrysler issued safety recall d20 in 2004 to address this problem but the recall repair has not corrected the problem. verizon has had 29 under hood fire incidents that occurred after the recall was performed. this is an unsafe condition that warrants further investigation and action. *tr
10/25/20061466271
 This vehicle belongs to verizon communications. the van had an under hood fire that originated in the abs module area. the driver noticed smoke coming from under the hood of the van while it was parked at a jobsite where he was working. he cut the battery cable and extinguished the fire. daimlerchrysler issued safety recall d20 in 2004 to address this problem but the recall repair has not corrected the problem. verizon has had 29 incidents that occurred after the recall was performed. this is an unsafe condition that warrants further investigation and action. *tr
11/15/2006308581
 This vehicle belongs to verizon communications. the van had an under hood fire that originated in the abs module area. the driver complained that the speedometer was not working correctly. when diagnosing the complaint the mechanic discovered that the abs module connector and wiring were burnt. daimlerchrysler issued safety recall d20 in 2004 to address this problem but the recall repair has not corrected the problem. verizon has had 29 incidents that occurred after the recall was performed. this is an unsafe condition that warrants further investigation and action. *tr
12/22/20061372481
 This vehicle belongs to verizon communications. the van had an under hood fire that originated in the abs module area while parked. the van is declared a total loss. daimlerchrysler issued safety recall d20 in 2004 to address this problem but the recall repair has not corrected the problem. verizon has had 29 under hood fire incidents that occurred after the recall was performed. this is an unsafe condition that warrants further investigation and action. *tr
01/26/20071197581
 This vehicle belongs to verizon communications. the van had an under hood fire that originated in the abs module area. the driver complained that the speedometer was not working correctly. when diagnosing the complaint the mechanic discovered that the abs module connector and wiring were burnt. daimlerchrysler issued safety recall d20 in 2004 to address this problem but the recall repair has not corrected the problem. verizon has had 29 incidents that occurred after the recall was performed. this is an unsafe condition that warrants further investigation and action. *tr
10/21/20071279491
 This vehicle belongs to verizon communications. the van had an under hood fire that originated in the abs module area while parked. the van is declared a total loss. daimlerchrysler issued safety recall d20 in 2004 to address this problem but the recall repair has not corrected the problem. verizon has had 29 under hood fire incidents that occurred after the recall was performed. this is an unsafe condition that warrants further investigation and action. *tr
12/09/20071106771
 This vehicle belongs to verizon communications. the van had an under hood fire that originated in the abs module area while parked over the weekend. the van is declared a total loss. the van was parked outside of the driver's house. the driver's personal ford pickup was destroyed in the fire. the house sustained damage in the fire. daimlerchrysler issued safety recall d20 in 2004 to address this problem but the recall repair has not corrected the problem. verizon has had 29 under hood fire incidents that occurred after the recall was performed. this is an unsafe condition that warrants further investigation and action. *tr
07/14/20081376781
 This vehicle belongs to verizon communications. the van had an under hood fire that originated in the abs module area while parked. the van is declared a total loss. daimlerchrysler issued safety recall d20 in 2004 to address this problem but the recall repair has not corrected the problem. verizon has had 29 under hood fire incidents that occurred after the recall was performed. this is an unsafe condition that warrants further investigation and action. *tr
07/16/20081564551
 This vehicle belongs to verizon communications. the van had an under hood fire that originated in the abs module area while parked over night. the van is declared a total loss. daimlerchrysler issued safety recall d20 in 2004 to address this problem but the recall repair has not corrected the problem. verizon has had 29 under hood fire incidents that occurred after the recall was performed. this is an unsafe condition that warrants further investigation and action. *tr
07/12/2008351001
 This vehicle belongs to verizon communications. the van had an under hood fire that originated in the abs module area while parked over the weekend. the van is declared a total loss. daimlerchrysler issued safety recall d20 in 2004 to address this problem but the recall repair has not corrected the problem. verizon has had 29 under hood fire incidents that occurred after the recall was performed. this is an unsafe condition that warrants further investigation and action. *tr
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - FRONT UNDERHOOD
02/04/200470591102/04/1998
 Verizon communications 1998 dodge b van with 70591miles. while driving, the driver noticed a smell in the vehicle cab and smoke near the glove compartment. he pulled into a verizon parking lot and went inside to call his mechanic. while inside he was informed that his truck was on fire. he saw flames coming from under the hood, grabbed a fire extinguisher, extinguished the fire, and called the fire department. an investigation by an outside contractor, hired by daimlerchrysler listed the probable cause of the fire as an after-market heater blower motor yet the blower motor did not even get hot enough to melt a part number decal attached to the motor. all of the heater box area under the hood and under the dash is burnt and/or melted. verizon has experienced many blower motor failures and blower resistor failures in this model vehicle. verizon has experienced similar fires in this model vehicle and feels that this fire warrants further investigation. *ak
STEERING
09/02/2010143248
 Tl* the contact owns a 1998 dodge b series. the contact was reversing 5 mph when the front driver side and passenger side tires abnormally turned outward in different directions. the contact stated that the frame where the idler arm was mounted showed signs of extreme rust and corrosion. the failure caused the idler arm and frame to separate, compromising the steering. the vehicle was towed to a local mechanic who stated that the frame would need replacing at a cost of $5,000. the dealer was not contacted and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 14,248.
STRUCTURE - FRAME AND MEMBERS
09/02/2010143248
 Tl* the contact owns a 1998 dodge b series. the contact was reversing 5 mph when the front driver side and passenger side tires abnormally turned outward in different directions. the contact stated that the frame where the idler arm was mounted showed signs of extreme rust and corrosion. the failure caused the idler arm and frame to separate, compromising the steering. the vehicle was towed to a local mechanic who stated that the frame would need replacing at a cost of $5,000. the dealer was not contacted and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 14,248.
SUSPENSION
09/02/2010143248
 Tl-the contact owns a 1998 dodge b series. the contact stated the idler arm where it mount to the frame, the frame was rusted and corroded and pulled away from each other it causes the steering to fail. this failure happened as he was reversing the steering causes the left wheel to turn one direction and the right wheel the opposite direction. the vehicle was towed to a mechanic shop who stated they have to replaced the frame at a cost of $5000. the dealer was not contacted. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 14,248....mw