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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
100,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. design non-hooked replacement locks (1 reports)
2000 Dodge Dakota miscellaneous problems

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2000 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 132007

Dakota Quad Cab V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


The manual door locks on my 2000 Dodge Dakota are hooked at the top so is easy for someone with a hanger to slip the hanger under the hook and pull up to unlock and open the door. How do I happened to me. Actually, the thief broke off my radio antenna, bent it, and used it through my partially open window to lift the lock and open the truck door. Once in the radio and some other personal items were taken, not to mention the damage caused by the radio removal. An after-market redesign would be helpful to remove the hook. Maybe I could file off the hook? Anyway, it's a bad design.

- , Bel Air, MD, USA

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