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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,670 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 022005

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,500 miles


The dashlights and headlights started flashing and headlights will not come on at all. Also, the remote would not open doors, took vehicle to dealer, and havd to replace central timer module (ctm). Dealer unhooked the module and conected it back, and itworked for about 30 minutes.

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #1

Nov 262004

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,840 miles
Headlights turning off and on and flashing while driving, power door locks not working during this time. If interior lights are on at this time they would flash on and off also. Found previous year models of Dodge Ram's and Dakota's have same problem which was recalled. Central timer module had to be replaced and reprogrammed. A vehicle with 60,000 miles should not have this problem. Could only drive in daylight hours until problem was resolved at my expense.

- Emerald Isle, NC, USA

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