Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,350 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 lights problems

lights problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

May 182004

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,350 miles


While driving my 2001 Dodge Dakota quad cab at night, all of the lights (exterior and interior) started flashing intermittently. This could easily startle the driver or the drivers of other vehicles, and could leave the vehicle with no lights. Dealer diagnosis revealed a bad central timer module (ctm) which controls the lighting system of the vehicle. Anecdotal evidence gathered on various Dodge forums revealed several instances of this same problem. Daimler Chrysler should be queried on how many of these modules they are replacing on 1998-2004 Dodge Dakotas.

- Morrow, OH, USA

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