Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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1998 Dodge Dakota accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 231999


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Dodge incorrectly or falsely advertised and informed prospective purchasers of the Dakota R/T that the towing capacity was 6400#. over one year after purchase, they sent a simple form letter stating that the safe capacity was actually 2000#. in spite of this, their website and product information still indicates the capacity to be either 6400# or over 8000# depending on the source. While continuing to deceive new customers, they also are stonewalling current owners who are attempting to individually deal with Dodge regarding corrective action, buybacks, etc. I am aware of at least one reported accident in New Mexico attributable to the incorrect critical information not being disclosed to owners and dealt with by daimler Chrysler Corp.

- Cave Creek, AZ, USA

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