Dodge Ram 1989



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Dodge Ram 1989 model
Engine [L]CylindersTransmissionDriveEstimate MPG (city/highway/combined)Unadjusted MPG (city/highway/combined)FuelFuel costClassRelease date
( 2.0L) 4Automatic, 4 gearsRWD23/26/2426/34/29Regular$ 59410880813
( 2.0L) 4Manual, 5 gearsRWD23/28/2526/36/30Regular$ 57010880813
( 2.6L) 4Automatic, 4 gearsRWD20/22/2122/29/25Regular$ 67810880813
( 2.6L) 4Manual, 5 gearsRWD20/25/2222/33/26Regular$ 64810880813



Dodge Ram 1989 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
0800600REV12/29/2000080600618049Subject regarding wire splice repairs. *sb2001-04-03
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
08060002/25/2000609995This bulletin provides a revised wire splice procedure and related parts. *tt2000-04-12
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
07039705/09/199707-05-936088786Concerns with engine coolant usage. *nlm2000-01-07
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM
07039705/09/199752963Various car owner's have expressed interest in using engine coolants made with propylene glycol instead of ethylene glycol. *yc1997-11-13
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
090994R11/01/199409-09-9437863Oil leak diagnosis of the rear main bearing area. *tw1995-01-13
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE
090040105/18/2001628237Customer may complain of high oil consumption, grey oil smoke coming out of the exhaust or breather tube, or mechanical knocking. *tt2002-03-06
EQUIPMENT - ELECTRICAL - RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
08169804/17/1998600862Information on installation of radio transmitting equipment. *ak1999-11-12
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
210060103/16/2001211699621898Automatic transmission fluid usage atf+4. *tt *mj2001-10-03
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION
21079703/21/19976089000Information on transmission cooler reverse flushing with cooler bypass kit installed. *nlm2000-01-11
STEERING - WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
19039304/01/199339533Steering column coupler service. *tw1995-11-01
STRUCTURE - FRAME AND MEMBERS
23039702/14/199751942Difficult to clean light colored chalky residue from plastic body components that are molded in black. *tw1997-07-17
Dodge Ram 1989 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
4
 After fueling van there is no registration on the dashboard of fuel gauge. mechanic has replaced fuel gauge and needle 3 times, however it still malfunctioned. *ak consumer stated electrical work was done to the gas gauge.*jb
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
05/21/1999
 Vehicle keeps cutting off due to some type of plugs that weren't put into the vehicle. also, vehicle isn't pulling, and there is a loss of power. *ak
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
08/14/19951
 Passengers compartment fire, electrical system caused fire. tt
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
08/06/19981
 While filling vehicle with gas tank fuel tank exploded, causing fuel tank to develop a hole . possible cause electric fuel pump failure. dealers will not address problem. *ak
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
01/10/20010
 Vehicle was leaking fuel. then took vehicle to dealer where they found that leak was coming from fuel injection system whereo ring wore out.they charged consumer for repairs. *ak
04/11/19951
 Pressure regulator valve stuck wide open and flooded out the throttle body on top of hot engine and vehicle caught on fire. *ak
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
08/25/20011
 Fuel tank has pulled away from hold and fuel leaks on the ground from small hold on top of fuel tank. *ak
07/01/19931
 Got a fill up that day and one hour later gas was spilling all over the exhaust system. tt
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
4
 After fueling van there is no registration on the dashboard of fuel gauge. mechanic has replaced fuel gauge and needle 3 times, however it still malfunctioned. *ak consumer stated electrical work was done to the gas gauge.*jb
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
08/20/1999
 Automatic transmission malfunctioned due to the governor sticking which may cause loss of vehicle control and crash. please provide further information. *ak
06/10/1995
 The transmission quite while driving. please describe. *ak
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - PARK/NEUTRAL START SWITCH
05/07/19951
 Two-year old climbed into vehicle pullesed shift lever from park, lever moved into neutral, vehicle accelerated out of control, resulting in an accident. *ak
SEAT BELTS - FRONT - BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
05/01/1991106/01/1990
 Seat belt latch stripped.
 Consumer has been waiting for seat belt buckle(s) at least (3) months. *ak
12/27/1996
 Passenger's side lap/shoulder buckle red release button will not latch, buckle will not stay closed. *ak
01/01/19911
 Orange release button on seat belt buckle broke, causing them to jam.
10/01/1995
 Passenger side seat belt will not latch and lock. tt
07/01/1995
 Dealer and manufacturer said there is no takata seatbelt recall, recall #95v103003. tt
05/01/1995101/01/1990
 Seat belt buckle failure, red release button broke, unable to latch seat belt. tt consumer states red plastic release button deteriorated, causing male part to hang in receptical, in order to fix failed part, consumer has to have the entire side belt system replaced when all that is needed is the release button. *slc
SEAT BELTS - FRONT - RETRACTOR
01/01/19911
 Passengers seat belt retractor failed. *dsh
 Both seats do not retract or they get jammed-or stay loose. tt
SEAT BELTS - FRONT - WEBBING
 The consumer felt the seat belt tightened as he was driving. then the seat belt wouldn't release. please describe. *ak
SEATS - FRONT ASSEMBLY - RECLINER
05/01/1991106/01/1990
 Latching device for middle bench and seat covers do not fit properly.
1
 While driving driver's seat back collapsed 2 inches at the base and the back portion 8 to 10 inches. plate that supports back portion of seat broke internally. please describe details. *ak
STEERING - GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
12/29/1997
 While driving the truck about 45-50 mph, the steering coupling broke down by the axle. steering became impossible, and driver ran off the road into a field. the truck was towed to a dealership.the steering shaft and box were replaced by a dealer. please provide any further details. *ak
03/13/1997
 Steering gear box: making a right hand turn, heard loud bump, lost steering and ran into guard rail. took in for repairs and dealer said the problem was in the steering box, steel had crystalized and caused it to break. *ak
STEERING - GEAR BOX - SHAFT SECTOR
12/29/1997
 While driving the truck about 45-50 mph, the steering coupling broke down by the axle. steering became impossible, and driver ran off the road into a field. the truck was towed to a dealership.the steering shaft and box were replaced by a dealer. please provide any further details. *ak
STEERING - WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
12/29/1997
 While driving the truck about 45-50 mph, the steering coupling broke down by the axle. steering became impossible, and driver ran off the road into a field. the truck was towed to a dealership.the steering shaft and box were replaced by a dealer. please provide any further details. *ak
STRUCTURE - FRAME AND MEMBERS
06/04/1999106/01/1989
 Front main crossmember structurally failed, allowing right front lower control arm bracket to break free.
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - LOWER BALL JOINT
06/04/1999106/01/1989
 Front main crossmember structurally failed, allowing right front lower control arm bracket to break free.
TIRES
10/11/20031
 While traveling 70 mph rear passenger's side tire blew out. consumer managed to pull over. cause has yet to be determined. tire size p26570r16. *ak
01/14/20001
 Quote from police report : investigation at the scene showed that the right rear tire of vehicle #1 lost tread and blew, causing this accident. this incident does not fit the profile put forth by firestone, i.e. not a ford explorer, not driven off raod, not used in extreme heat.( dot number: tire size: 15 )
7
 This is the normal type van and tires for churches, schools, daycares...this tire has blown 7 times when vans were at hwy speeds with full loads...dunlop has refused to pay damages or admit this tire has problem...we thank god our youth were not injured...but someones will be if this is not corrected( dot number: dail821 tire size: lt22575r16 )
VISIBILITY - REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES
 The remote side view mirrors cannot be adjusted because of a defective gear. when adusting the mirrors, one can hear the motor running, but there is no movement of mirrors. problem not corrected by dealer. *ak