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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
120,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Dodge Dakota brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 302007

(reported on)

Dakota Dakota Quad Cab V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


Whenever I press on my brakes of my 01 Dakota - it seems that sometimes it doesn't engage and the vehicle does not slow down as quickly as it should. I've had the brake pump and other components of the brake system replaced, including my brakes, and the problem returns within 1000 to 1500 miles. My brake pads are fairly new and now I have grinding and squeaky noises emitting from the front end. I feel its unsafe, and I can't get Dodge to resolve the problem without having to pay hundreds of dollars to fix it each time. Any suggestions?

- , Brentwood, CA, USA

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