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5.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,678 miles

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2001 Dodge Dakota steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012009

Dakota

  • miles

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

Intermediate shaft on the steering column nearest the steering box has universal joint that failed. Caused intermittent stickiness in steering, before joint completely failed.

- Gainesville, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 132001

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I would like to know why the 4X2 Dakota's are not covered by the recall. My 2001 rt has always made a poping sound when making sharp turns and is starting to "wander" and pull to the left. This truck has been very hard on tires. Last time in, dealer said everything was fine. Of course that was just before the warranty expired. All Dakotas should be covered by this recall, not just the 4X4 models.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #1

Jul 122003

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,035 miles
Poping noise from steering and cab during turns. Had dealer look at and nothing found wrong.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

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