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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,074 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 132005

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 72,000 miles


At any speed during braking, hard or soft, there seems to be a wash board effect. Truck seems to buck. From reading other reports, it seems to be a manufacturer defect that is being ignored by the manufacturer. I purchased the truck with 62000 miles and at the time, there was smooth braking. Now at 73000 I have the above described problem. I will not take it to a dealer, rather I will take it to a reputable brake shop to have the problem fixed.

- Leland, MS, USA

problem #1

May 302002

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 28,149 miles
Premature corrosion of front brake rotors causing failure of nys vehicle inspection

- Poestenkill, NY, USA

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