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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Dodge Dakota transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012007

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Dakota. The ball joints have completely worn out and also has a very noisy lifter in the vehicle. The vehicle drifts in and out of lanes at any speed; however, the failure was noticed while driving 10 mph. The contact has not taken the vehicle to the dealer. He was informed of a recall on the previous year's model, but his VIN was not included. The recall number was unavailable. The current mileage was 93,500 and failure mileage was 82,000. Updated 03/14/08. The shifter didn ot stay in park

- Columbia , MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 012000

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Squealing noise while driving- coming from transfer case area.

- Brampton Canada, FL, USA

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