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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

Apr 082004

Dakota 6-cyl

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Vehicle has a cracked mirror, crack in the catalytic converter, and a broken manifold bolt. (nar) the evening that the consumer took the vehicle home he noticed a rattling noise in the engine area which he did not notice during the test drive. The vehicle was taken tot a different dealer for an unbiased opinion. The dealer determined that the vehicle had a broken manifold bolt, a crack near/on the catalytic converter and a broken mirror. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who initially decided to repair the vehicle. Later the dealer refused repair stating that the vehicle was purchased as is.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 071999

(reported on)


  • miles
Oversized outside mirrors are mounted so high that they create a serious blind spot for shorter drivers. This causes problems rounding corners, at intersections, and at night when the eyelevel mirror reflects following headlights. Possible souutions: Lower the mounting position of the mirrors; raise the seating position.

- Ruskin, FL, USA

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