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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,700 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.

2001 Dodge Dakota body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

May 202014


  • 125,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that upon inspecting the vehicle, rust was discovered on the frame. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 125,000.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 012008


  • 60,100 miles
Body rust.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #1

Dec 072001

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Water has leaked into the vehicle driver and passenger side floors on 5 separate occasions. The vehicle has been serviced for the water leaks on 29 Aug. 01 and 10 Oct. 01; however, on 7 Dec. 01, the water leaked again causing the vehicles entire electrical system to fail while the vehicle was in motion. This defect creates a possible dangerous hazard. Provided the vehicle is traveling at speeds of 65mph on a highway with precipitation, the loss of headlights and hazard lights could result in a vehicle crash or road hazard. Could I please be notified if there are any other similar complaints or concerns on this.

- Mount Joy, PA, USA

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