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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,335 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Dodge Dakota lights problems

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 242007

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles


I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota. One headlight bulb failed. The vehicle manual instructs one to remove two bolts to access the bulb. This bulb is subject to the weather and has rusted. I need to replace the bolts. Dodge indicates that the bolt is not sold separately and is part of the headlight unit. This unit is $250. I believe this is an absurd amount to pay for a bolt which is required to operate the vehicle with functional headlights.

- Bethel, CT, USA

problem #3

May 082006

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
For the 2nd time the fan motor for the A/C, heater has stopped working all together. The dealer had the truck for over a week the first and it really never seem to work right. The front head lights work when they want to.

- Owings, MD, USA

problem #2

Jun 022005

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,500 miles
The dashlights and headlights started flashing and headlights will not come on at all. Also, the remote would not open doors, took vehicle to dealer, and havd to replace central timer module (ctm). Dealer unhooked the module and conected it back, and itworked for about 30 minutes.

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #1

Nov 262004

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,840 miles
Headlights turning off and on and flashing while driving, power door locks not working during this time. If interior lights are on at this time they would flash on and off also. Found previous year models of Dodge Ram's and Dakota's have same problem which was recalled. Central timer module had to be replaced and reprogrammed. A vehicle with 60,000 miles should not have this problem. Could only drive in daylight hours until problem was resolved at my expense.

- Emerald Isle, NC, USA

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