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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,000 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

Aug 012016


  • 96,000 miles


While driving a combine was approaching in on coming lane taking up part of my lane, applied brakes and pedal hit the floor (no brakes). I had to go off road to avoid accident. Upon inspection found brake lines rusted through. Repaired and while bleeding lines had another rusted area rupture due to rust ( 4 areas so far). Fearful to drive until all lines replaced......but too costly!

- Corapeake, NC, USA

problem #2

Jun 152010


  • 95,000 miles
Brakes failed due to complete rust through of lines. Have had to subsequently replace other lines and hoses due to their defective quality.

- Ten Mile, TN, USA

problem #1

May 302012

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
Approaching stop light when hydraulic brake lines suddenly and completely ruptured causing a condition of no brakes and impact with vehicle in front of me.

- Oakland Gardens, NY, USA

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