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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,637 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Dodge Dakota exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 022008


  • 106,711 miles


Studs on exhaust manifold broke causing exhaust gases to enter the cab of the truck.

- Oxford, MA, USA

problem #2

Apr 242001

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 200 miles
Ever since I purchased the vehicle, while using the A/C, I have noticed a bad oder.his oder is noticable once the A/C has cooled down the interior. I would describe he oder as a "powdery chemical" smell. When I took the vehical in for routine maintainance, I asked about it and was told "we wil look in to it" and the problem is still unresolved. I want to know if this smell is dangerus because I have two young infants as well as my wife I am concerned about.

- Desert Hot Springs, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 172001

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Eimissions control system. In shop 8 times or about every two weeks for the same problem. Dealer has replaced parts to no avail.

- Harrisonburg, VA, USA

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