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1.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
128,994 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Dodge Dakota miscellaneous problems

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 032014

Dakota

  • 176,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was driving in a small neighborhood and I hear a very distinct ticking noise coming from the front passenger side, after I looked at the area I noticed that the exhaust manifold bolts and heat shield were broke. This can cause exhaust fumes to come into the car while driving and should be taken care of.

- Melville, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 192015

Dakota

  • 175,600 miles
I was driving down the road and while my heat was on and I lost two fan speeds, after further inspection I found my resistor was melted, and so were two wires. Now I currently lost another speed and have only level 2 for heat and air conditioning.

- Melville, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 192003

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 35,382 miles
On December 19, I was getting my tires rotated on my 2001 Dodge Dakota quad cab 2wd at my local mechanic. Having heard about the ball joint issue the night before on the news, I had him check my ball joints to see if they were any good. He said "don't take any left turns!" I immediately called my dealer because I only have 35,000 miles on the truck. On Tuesday December 23, 2003, my local Dodge dealership replaced the upper right ball joint.

- Vernon, CT, USA

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