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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,000 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.

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2001 Dodge Dakota drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 032004

Dakota

  • 42,000 miles

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

At 42,000 miles the front wheel hub assembly failed. As a result, while driving driver's side tire bounced up and down. Also, a grinding noise was produced at slow speeds. The dealer stated tire loosened on the axle.

- Statesboro, GA, USA

problem #5

Apr 122004

(reported on)

Dakota

  • miles
While making left or right turns consumer noticed a popping noise. Consumer had the vehicle serviced by a technician, who determined that the front axle had problems, but failed to fix it until it was recalled a few months later. While driving 60 mph consumer heard a popping sound again which resulted in the vehicle sliding sideways and crashing into a tree; vehicle was totaled.

- Raeford, NC, USA

problem #4

Jun 162003

Dakota

  • miles
Front axle on 2001 Dodge Dakota unexpectedly broke. The vehicle was in motion when the incident occurred. The dealer stated it was a manufacturer's problem. The consumer experienced several serious problems within one year with sudden acceleration on up to 80 mph.

- Mineola, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 162003

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I was driving to work and my front axle broke. I also had two previous problems with the truck were it would accelerate on it's own to 80 miles a hour and the only way to stop was to shift into neutral, emergency brake and press on the brakes and pray. I was out of a car over thirty days between the two times trying to repair the acceleration.

- Mineola, NY, USA

problem #2

May 222001

Dakota

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving 65 mph right wheel came off, then left wheel, came off. Rear axle had sheared off vehicle.

- Granville, MA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012001

Dakota

  • miles
The right rear tire/wheel protrudes farther out from body then left tire/wheel assembly. I'm concerned this could effect the drivabilty, handling and safety of the truck in a accident or in an evasive maneuver.

- Miami, FL, USA

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