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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,122 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 miscellaneous problems

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 292008

(reported on)

Dakota 8-cyl

  • miles


2001 Dodge Dakota with the passenger side floor saturated. Customer states that the dealer performed work according to the tsb and problem still persisted. Mechanic then replaced the 90 degree elbow on the draining tube.

- Iowa City, IA, USA

problem #3

Oct 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,450 miles
I puchased this truck used with 12,500 has a rear window leak, I have yet to solve this also has some paint flaws.I had a problem with the gas cap which caused a engine code light.when I went to local dealer to solve code problem, I was told that I had no warrantee.Dodge advertises otherwise.

- Noble, IL, USA

problem #2

May 112003

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 40 miles
Primer becoming visible through paint on roof of truck.

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 302002

(reported on)

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer experienced problems with (possibly)the ball joints. While he is driving there is a clunking sound that gets worse when turning on curves. The dealer has been contacted and stated that this is a common problem with this model and is unable to help. Ts other problems are as followed: The vehicle will slide/skate over any bump/uneven surface and corner, noise in front end/passenger side front wheel/passenger side window, the engine light was on-found evap leak, bad gas cap, rear brake drums are hopping, ABS light on, internal mail relay and valve plug shorted, and front inner brake pad spring clips bent out of shape. The consumer requests the following: Refund of the purchase of the vehicle, lessen the bank payments for the time of use, and apply a refund towards the purchase of a new Dodge Ram. Scc

- Dansville, NY, USA

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