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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Dodge Dakota accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 021998

Dakota 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving at any speed side mirrors are so large and placed so high on doors that it creates a severe blind spot when cornering with vehicle. Consumer had encountered near misses with pedestrians in crosswalks and smaller vehicles.

- Branch Port, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 181998

(reported on)


  • miles
Driver & passenger side exterior power mirrors' surfaces seem to be made of a soft plastic, which gets microscopic surface scratches. These are not noticeable until a low sun angle from rear of truck appears. Then the mirrors glint with a million points of light, making them useless.

- Hawthorne, CA, USA

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