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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
44,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new calipers, pads and turned rotors (1 reports)
2000 Dodge Dakota brakes problems

brakes problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2000 Dodge Dakota:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2000 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 152005

Dakota Sport 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles


I have a 2000 Dodge Dakota V6 Automatic. In the summer of 2005, it started bouncing up and down in the front end at about 35 or 40 miles an hour and would start downshifting as if the brakes were on or was hauling a heavy load. Every time I would take it to a mechanic he would charge for a diagnostic test and jump on the transmission sensors. Each time I would tell the mechanic it felt like the brakes were on but nobody ever checked the brakes.This would only happen if the weather was 80 degrees or above. This went on for 5 summers. Finally at my wits end, I jacked up the front end, and I could take off the lugs with the wheel jacked up, this is how tight they were. Then I got new calipers, new pads, and turned rotors. My mechanic told me that Dodges were noted for having inferior pistons. Just thought this info might help somebody.

- , Thomson, GA, USA

Not what you are looking for?