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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9.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
85,665 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. covered under recall, search epa vs. dodge trucks cat. conv (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1999 Dodge Dakota exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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1999 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

May 042007

Dakota Sport 4L, 6 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

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

Catalytic converters are recalled and replaced on about 300,000 Dodge trucks and the general public has not been informed. It was part of the deal made in a law suit between the US EPA and Chrysler. If you do not research the issue you will be expected to pay for a new converter yourself. I had to argue with the dealer in my area because he didn't even know! I had to contact the attorney for the EPA in Washington, DC to get hold of the engineer in Detroit who handled the agreement in this case. The converters are defective!!! It didn't cost me a dime and vehicles with greater than 100,000 miles are being given new converters! Check it out yourself, do a web search for EPA vs. Dodge Truck Catalytic Converters.

- , Troy, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 142007

(reported on)

Dakota Sport 3.9L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 111,330 miles

I won't gripe to much about this one, the truck has over 111,000 miles on it. Exhaust, and catalytic converters don't last forever. With all the other problems I've had with this truck, it won't make this one easier to fix.

- , Commerce City, CO, USA

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