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:
38,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace bolts and plugs (1 reports)
2000 Dodge Dakota engine problems

engine 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

Sep 062007

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


My check eng light came on so I checked my coolant. There was not any in it that I could see. I filled it back up and they I seen a wet spot under my truck and it was low, Looking into it more we touched a intake bolt and the head of it fell off. I went to the dealer and they told me it was my problem that it was out of warr. I told them that if they knew it was going to get wet they should not have used a bolt that would rust. I said HEll no... Went home and called MI. I gave them a piece of my mind. Well they said they would fix for $300.00. They did and I picked it up and took it home. When I got it home and saw that the fezze plugs were wet, so I took it back the next day. I had to call MI again and they fixed it for free.

- , Fayetteville, NC, USA

Not what you are looking for?