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10.0

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

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1998 Dodge Dakota brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 012001

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Constantly replacing brakes and rotors on front of vehicle. Grooves are wearing into brakes. Dealer contacted.

- Clements, MD, USA

problem #6

Mar 202001

(reported on)

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The brakes failed and were replaced often. Nlm

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 011998

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine experiences rough and low idle, and stalling, dealer has replaced throttle body, manifold gaskets, and valve body, however stalling still exists, dealer stated the combination of stopping, shifting, and the turning of the steering wheel causes the engine to stall, there was also an oil pan leak and coolant leak, purge solenoid was also noisy. Reverse lights had a defective switch and the headlights had a defective switch. Exhaust was noisy and the exhaust bolts were broken. Moldings were leaking, dealer had to also replace carpet. Brakes locked up, dealer found they were full of brake dust, front rotors gouged, dealer replaced brakes and rotors. Steering gear box and power steering gear assembly both leaked. Transmission experienced many problems, a defective leaking pressure line, vibration in driveline, vehicle would slam in reverse when going from drive, differential was replaced due to a humming noise, and the gear shift broke. New tires (no size or brand) due to vibration in front end.

- Chagrin Falls, OH, USA

problem #4

Apr 102000

(reported on)

Dakota

  • miles

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

Rotors were out of place and wobbling causing the front brakes to fail.

- Linden, VA, USA

problem #3

Dec 101998

Dakota

  • miles
Dealership service department contacted numerous occasions over past 7+ months with either no response or extremely slow response. Tansmission/brakes/shocks/tires, and seat belts, not repaired to date.( dot number: Tire size: 235 75R15 )

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 121998

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at any speed ther eis a loud noise and leakage in the transmission, and vehicle stalls and jerks. Problem has been going on for a year. Also, when applying the brakes, they go straight to the floorboard. Dealer can't determine the problem.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 161999

(reported on)

Dakota

  • miles
Under wet conditions brakes did not engage/became inoperative, causing a loss of brakes and twice resulting in an accident.

- Ft Worth, TX, USA

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