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5.7

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,226 miles

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2001 Dodge Dakota brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #34

Dec 212003

Dakota

  • 30,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While braking front disc brake rotors would cause the vehicle to pulsate. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Sylvania, OH, USA

problem #33

Nov 012003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,500 miles
I currently own a 2001 Dodge Dakota 4X4. When applying the brakes, the truck would vibrate violently. The dealer told me that the rotors were rotting from the inside out. I believe this is a defective component.

- Millville, MA, USA

problem #32

Nov 122003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Warping of brake rotors on Dodge Dakotas. I've owned 2 Dakotas - both had problems with the front rotors warping at low mileage with light use.

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #31

Oct 032003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My 2001 Dodge Dakota has problems with brake rotors warping and the manufacturer will not admit to this being a problem even though thousands of owners are having this problem. My rotors had to be turned at 15,000 miles, and they need it again at 40,000 miles.

- Belton, SC, USA

problem #30

Aug 282003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Front disc barkes - rotors warped at 38,000 miles. The vehicle began shaking badly when braking and stopping time was greatly affected due to this condition. The dealer said that the only way to remove the shaking was to turn the rotors at a cost of $170. Dealer also indicated that pads only had 45% wear and advisied that this condition would not cause any problems and to just wait until pads are worn enough to warrant a brake job. I replaced pads and rotors immediately as this condition is dangerous and common to this vehicle. I feel a recall of the front rotors is in order. This condition affects stopping time!!

- New Lenox, IL, USA

problem #29

Sep 012003

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,900 miles
During normal driving at 30 mph, the faces of both rotors broke off into pieces, which caused an uncontrollable vibration in the front of the vehicle.

- Newburgh, NY, USA

problem #28

Apr 012003

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Warped rotors.

- Beachwood, NJ, USA

problem #27

Aug 142001

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
My Dodge Dakota has had the original rotors warp at 14000 miles, they were turned once and again at 23K they warpped. I have now installed new Napa premium lifetime warranty rotors and they lasted 600 bafore warpage. I have replaced the calipers in the event they were not releasing all the way yet still the same problem. Perhaps Dodge has a lack of ventilation on the Dakota rotors. Seems like a recall problem!

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #26

May 122003

Dakota

  • miles
Consumer states brake rotors are wearing, when applying the brakes, vehicle will have heavy vibration and extended stopping distance. Dealer notified.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #25

Aug 012003

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles
Front rotor warping.ak

- New Bern, NC, USA

problem #24

Mar 022002

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Severe braking problems associated with warped rotors. Rotors will warp every 10-20,000 miles due to rear brake failure. This problem is a very dangerous one. Especially on wet pavement.

- Campti, LA, USA

problem #23

Jul 242003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,900 miles
Warped front rotors at 13,900 miles. Rotors replaced $400. Rear brakes checked cleaned adjusted $85. Chrysler toll free "assistance" refused any help. Said nothing could be done and none else I could speak to. Clearly a design/engineering problem with the Dakota brakes.

- Westmont, IL, USA

problem #22

Jul 212001

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The brakes began pulsating and shaking truck when stoping around 10000 miles. I took the truck to the dealer and they replaced the rotors and drums while under warranty. At 22000 miles the brakes again began pulsating when stopping. The brakes were not under warrenty and had after market rotors and pads placed on the front. Now at 32000 miles the same problem is occuring again and a front passenger side caliper siezed and had to be replaced under warranty.

- Ringgold, GA, USA

problem #21

Jul 022003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,900 miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota 4X4. Front rotors keep warping. Shakes violently when stopping. I know several people with Dakotas that have the same problem.

- Macclenny, FL, USA

problem #20

Jul 082003

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
Consumer states that while driving at any speed and with no warning the brake rotors wore out, which caused extended stopping distance. Dealer notified. The rotors were severely warped and caused the vehicle to shake like driving on a washboard when the brakes were applied. The dealer did not fix the problem under warranty.

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #19

Jul 102003

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fed up with warped rotors on my 2001 Dodge Dakota quad cab. I have had my rotors turned twice and they are warped again. My Dakota has only 44K miles on it. This is unacceptable and unsafe!

- Lusby, MD, USA

problem #18

Jul 102003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,823 miles
2001 Dodge Dakota warped brake rotors @ 22,000 miles & 35,000 miles.

- Yorktown, VA, USA

problem #17

Jun 072003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
Warped rotors after 18,000 miles...had vehicle in three times to inspect brakes...each time they turned the rotors...

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #16

Dec 152002

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
The consumer stated the brake rotors were wearing and when the brakes were applied, there was heavy vibration and extended stopping distance. The dealer was notified. The power steering unit had broken and the rotors and drums were badly warped.

- Alto, NM, USA

problem #15

May 202003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota 4X4 the brakes vibrate so bad they shake me in the seat, this started about 20,000 miles. Dodge says it only covers brakes to 12,000 miles. After looking at all the complaints all over the net with the same problem, it seams Dodge has a problem. We need this fixed as a recall.

- Harrison, AR, USA

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