Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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1998 Dodge Dakota transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 011998


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Owner's manual stated 87 or higher octane should be used. When putting a meduim grade gas in vehicle overdrive stopped working/torque converter would not lock up, and caused rpms to increase. Rmps went up too high for truck. Consumer took vehicle to dealer, and they didn't want to do anything.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 261998


  • miles
Going up hill when vehicle died out for no reason. Towed to dealer & 1st time, nothing found. 2nd time it happened, was told torque convertor needed changing. 3rd time, was told transmission was in bad shape along with torque convertor & both needed replacing.

- Temecula, CA, USA

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