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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,333 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 172003

(reported on)


  • 76,000 miles


The front 4 wheel drive cv shaft broke, which caused the vehicle to pull hard to the right.

- West Valley, NJ, USA

problem #2

Sep 151998


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
At 9500 miles the speed control sensor malfucntioned, causing speedometer to operate erratically. Dealership repaired this problem under warranty. Then, with approximately 61,000 miles on vehicle, speed control sensor has malfunctioned again. Consumer states that when the sensor malfunctions, the ABS and brake light silluminate, the ABS does not work, the speedometer works erratically along with all other instrument gauges, vehicle also stalls out as soon as the consumer lets up on the gas or have it in neutral.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 301998


  • miles
Bought the vehicle new it had 295 miles on it from dealer assured me it was not a demo power train control module failed after a few days everything died as I was entering traffic dealer repaired after 4 days fuel gage not reading properly dealer repaired engine has slight miss dealer checked twice regapped plugs so they say no improvement rear end is starting to whine fluid checked at oil change am concerned if this truck is ok

- Kankakee, IL, USA

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