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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
116,196 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. fixed the bad wire spot (1 reports)
2001 Dodge Dakota electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 082010

Dakota 3.9L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,196 miles


Dodge painted my roof 1 year ago, moulding was not installed around door properly, water leaked in soaking the rug on the passenger side. I pulled all of the interior out of the truck to get the wet rug out and identify the water entry point (meantioned above). Once I pulled the rug I noticed the foam on the drivers side was black and melted. I found a wire at the drivers feet under the rug that had arc'd itself to the truck body. Also blowing the fuse under the hood for the power seat probably long ago. This truck is not equiped with power seats... why was the fuse installed. Why would they leave a loose connection under a high traffic area in a potential damp environment (snow in Northern Ontario). This is a fire hazzard. Anyone with a Dodge with no heated seats should pull the fuse under the hood. (on drivers side, 5th fuse, left side of panel).

- , Lively, Ontario, Canada

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