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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,976 miles

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2001 Dodge Dakota cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 052006

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,976 miles


: the contact stated while the vehicle was idling, a whistling noise was heard under the hood. Upon checking, the contact discovered that the hose connected to the intake plenum was broke and had split at the end along the mold mark and was about to fall off. There was enough slack to cut back to a good section of the hose and it was reattached. A week later, the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle was taken to local repair shop who determined that a completely different hose was also split at the end. The independent repair shop cut the hose back to a good section and reattached the hose. The manufacturer was alerted but the claim was denied because there was no recall. Updated 10/25/2006 - as of 9/15/06 the hose that attaches to the intake plenum has started to crack again.

- Mason City, IA, USA

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