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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,667 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 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 192008

Dakota 8-cyl

  • 89,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Dakota. When the contact activated the heater, he smelled antifreeze. He inspected the vehicle and could not find any leaks. Approximately one month later, the overflow for the antifreeze was empty; however, antifreeze was still present in the radiator. The contact performs his own repair work and stated that the heater cores were defective. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The current mileage was 104,000 and failure mileage was 89,000. Updated 2/23/09 the consumer stated the heater core was leaking into the heater box, when the heater was on. Updated 02/26/09.

- El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 101999


  • miles
Nothing but problems poor customer service should replace vehicle. No safety defect listed within summary.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 061999

(reported on)

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
No summary.

- Wyndmoor, PA, USA

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