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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,996 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 #3

Jul 112001

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 11,000 miles


I bought a 2001 Dodge Dakota sport with a 6 cylinder so far there has been 3 cv shafts put in it and I am wondering why I have to keep replacing the cv shafts in this truck, it is getting very aggravating I bought the truck with 9100 miles on it may of 2001 two month after I got it I had to replace the power steering pump and the cv shaft. I've had to replace the cv shaft 2 other times since then right now it has about 43500 on it now why does this problem keep occurring.

- Cornish, ME, USA

problem #2

Dec 172004

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,987 miles
I have a problem with my fwd. I had replaced module/contrlo, anti-lock brake, trasfer case gear and the modulefor the transfer case.and the shift motor (vacuum). And also the propeller shaft, with universal joints replaced also. And to top it off my fwd service light is on again, also I have no low gear in fwd light is blinking.and front end still makes noise. I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota quad cab.

- Forked River, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 212002

Dakota 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated the right front cv boot on front axle was open and caused loss of lubricant, vehicle being towed to dealer. Cv axle was separating at seal, the repairs were made, however the vehicle was sold.

- Scott Depot, WV, USA

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