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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,500 miles

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2001 Dodge Dakota steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 052004

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles


I have 44,000 miles on my 2001 quad cab Dakota 4X4 and the steering has gotten really bad. It clunks and pops on turns and bumps so bad to the point I'm afraid to drive it. There is no reason this new of a vehicle and low mileage should have this kind of problem. Chrysler refuses to do anything about since my warranty is up and the dealer wants $930 to replace the rack & pinion steering which might not be bad.

- Flat Rock, MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 142002

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Have had 3 power steering racks in 8000 miles and still not right. Steering wheel is coked to the left and steering is sloppy. Also, loud popping noises when making hard turns.

- Vermontville, NY, USA

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