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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,200 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 #5

Mar 102008


  • 80,000 miles


Where should I start my 2001 Dodge Dakota quad cab as with most complaints I also have had the same problems as other owners of this truck I have had to replace both leaf springs on the rear end both snapped at the same spot for no reason.have had to replace heater core ac core driverside door lock sometimes works also replaced passenger side complete hub assembly, now going to have to replace driver side, ABS system now failing after replacing rear brake shoes on truck the control module for the ABS system stays running after turning truck off have to unplug wiring. If Toyota can recall there vehicles for safety reasons then so should american manufacturing and the government should make them. But us government doesn't want to upset company's and make them lose more money I for one plan to place a law suit against them for there neglect against defective parts on these trucks and cars I plan to use this web site and others as my bases for law suit with this many complaints there has to be a problem.

- Cardington, OH, USA

problem #4

Jun 162008


  • 36,000 miles
2001 Dodge Dakota leaks water during rainstorms on the passenger front floor.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

Jan 292008

(reported on)

Dakota 8-cyl

  • miles
2001 Dodge Dakota with the passenger side floor saturated. Customer states that the dealer performed work according to the tsb and problem still persisted. Mechanic then replaced the 90 degree elbow on the draining tube.

- Iowa City, IA, USA

problem #2

Sep 032003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
Severe flooding of passenger floor of vehicle. Electrical risk. Mold & allergy problem.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012002


  • miles
Cab and bed of vehicle collide whenever driven over a hill or bump in the road. Dealer has been contatced.

- St Peters, PA, USA

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