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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 #2

Oct 081999

(reported on)


  • miles


Passenger seatbelt will not lock passenger in place in the event of accident. Dealership has acknowledged the problem, replaced the belt one time. Problem still exists. Currently waiting for a second replacement. Rear brakes only wore out and required replacement. 5,000 miles prior they had been checked by the dealership and reported to be "line new". front brakes are still fine at 48,000 miles.

- Bridgewater, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 041999


  • miles
Excessive brake wear reported at 7K mi. And told no problem found. At 13.6K rotor ruined and outer brake pad worn to metal with loud squealing with brake application.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

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