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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,937 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 102004

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • 41,000 miles


I own a 2001 Dodge 4X4 4.7L qc Dakota. My mechanic has told me the popping sound in the front end is due to wear on the ball joints and bushings being loose. The truck only has 41000miles on it and has been taken care of. Add my complaint to your growing list of unsatisfied owners.

- Conover, NC, USA

problem #4

Feb 232004

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
Faulty ball joints on my 2001 Dodge Dakota quad cab.

- Middletown, DE, USA

problem #3

Dec 302003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,070 miles
Faulty ball joints on a 2001 Dodge Dakota 4X4 with 39,000 miles on it. My old Honda Accord sedan (1990) and my existing 1998 Accord have never had this problem at 150,000 and 90,000 miles respectively despite driving all the same roads. This thing is a truck and is often advertised as being "tough" and "rugged." Is Chrysler kidding? today, January 7, 2004, they are being replaced at my expense.

- Pownal, ME, USA

problem #2

Nov 082003

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,500 miles
Lower control arm passenger side rubber bushings worn out causing lower control arm and frame mount to contact each other. Which causes misalignment of front end and excessive tire wear.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #1

Aug 152001

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,115 miles
Bad control arms ball joint assembly, steering wonders to right, power steering pump replaced, steering shaft replaced waiting for new steering column, lower control arm and ball joint replaced under warranty, Chrysler zone office knows they have a defect in the front end of the Dakota and durango stated it was cheeper to replace parts.

- Cocoa, FL, USA

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