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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,333 miles

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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 152004

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 70,000 miles


I am on my third catalytic converter on a 1998 Dodge Dakota, I just hit 70,000 miles and there seems to be an aweful lot of bad catalytic converters on this vehicle. Now the dealer tells me the biggest safety problem with my truck is the upper and lower ball joints (it'll cost almost $1000), these are the same as used on the durango and they have had all kinds of problems also.

- Harwinton, CT, USA

problem #2

May 121998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Leaky parking brake cable gromet and rear window caused floor mats to be replaced.

- Covina, CA, USA

problem #1

May 201998

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Parking brake was improperly installed outside of rear springs by factory; resulting in rubbing against rear wheel and causing thumping sound in front left engine compartment.

- Taft, OH, USA

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