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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,500 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 062003

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles


Recently had to replace the following: Drivers side upper ball joint and control arm, drivers side spindle retaining plate and locking nut. The simptoms were, a slight thumping noise when going over smal but sharp bumps (like entering a driveway), and a sound similar to a spring being stretched and compresses. The work was done under waranty (29,000 miles). The thing that bothers me is that it took 2 attempts at the dealer to get it fixed, and that all the things I've been reading indicate problems on the passenger side! am I just a disaster waiting to happen" is daimler chrystler going to own up to defective design and manufacture or do a bunch of people have to die first"

- Imperial Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 302002


  • miles
If we were traveling at a higher speed we would have been severly injured or killed. No safety defect listed.

- Carneys Point, NJ, USA

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