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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,573 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.

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1998 Dodge Dakota brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 182007

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Dakota. While decelerating at 3 mph the brakes failed. The brake line was completely covered with rust and corroded. The dealer stated that the rust was a natural phenomenon and they are not responsible for the repairs. The current and failure mileages were 107,000. Updated 12/12/2007 updated 12/12/07

- Bellefontaine, OH, USA

problem #10

Jul 242004

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 62,000 miles
While attempting to slow down when approaching a red light, the main brake line running from the front to the rear broke when the brake pedal was depressed. This resulted in extended stopping distance. The consumer crossed a red light, but reached the other side before oncoming traffic.

- Big Stone Gap, VA, USA

problem #9

Oct 282003

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,300 miles
When the vehicle was in reverse and the consumer applied the brakes, the brake pedal exceeded to the floor without warning. The dealer stated that the brake hose failed. The brake line was positioned up against the moving suspension part that wore a hole in the brake line.

- Newberry, MI, USA

problem #8

Sep 172001

Dakota

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Rear brake line rubber flex tube casing rubbed against transmission. This caused brake fluid to leak out from hole that was created. Had taken vehicle to dealership, and mechanic has inspected the problem, but had no resolution.

- Albuequerque, NM, USA

problem #7

Sep 102001

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
This model was recalled due to the rear brakes failing in such a way. I believe that it should be recalled again but for the front brakes. The brake line was rubbing against the axle causing it to eventually break. In the area I was traveling I could have been seriously injured if truck was at a higher speed. Of course the dealer feels no remorse and does not care about the safety of it's customer's. it's funny how they are wanting to speak with you while you purchase it, but afterwards they no nothing about the truck and it was not their fault. I'm still waiting for the part and it is 9-18-01. Seems the part is hard to find.

- Eagle River, AK, USA

problem #6

Oct 242000

(reported on)

Dakota

  • miles
The vehicle experienced failure of the recall (00V-193) component prior to recall notification, resulting in vehicle collision due to loss of braking ability.

- Cleveland, AL, USA

problem #5

Oct 132000

(reported on)

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Recall 00V193 wasn't thoroughly completed with the recall letter consumer received, customer dissatisfied.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #4

Jul 242000

Dakota

  • miles
Consumer took vechicle in for a recall on rear brakes hose and reposition axle hose, while driving at 30 mph consuimer ran into a rock, and none of the airbags deployed.

- Kodiak, AL, USA

problem #3

Oct 132000

(reported on)

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall 00V193 wasn't thoroughly completed with the recall letter consumer received, customer dissatisfied.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #2

Jul 312000

(reported on)

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Brake line which runs against the vent hose for the rear differential has caused a hole through the brake line, resulting in loss of brakes.

- Bedford, OR, USA

problem #1

Feb 092000

(reported on)

Dakota

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Right rear brake line is rubbing on the frame due to poor location causing the line to wear. Nlm

- Derby, VT, USA

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