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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,653 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

May 312002

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,305 miles


2001 Dodge Dakota quad cab was serviced on six separate occasions for clunking in the front end while going over bumps and during turns. Several parts were replaced while under warranty but dealership insisted that ball joints and cv joints were fine. They also stated that no other complaints had been filed and that there was not a service bulletin regarding this problem. The problem became apparent within the first 17,000 miles and continues to persist.

- Absecon, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 052002

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,001 miles
Load clunk coming from front suspension

- Sparks, NV, USA

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