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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,906 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments (Page 9 of 9)

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problem #2

Jul 082003

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I have 80000 miles on my 2001 Dodge Dakota quad cab and I have already changed tires and now I need to change my upper ball joints. Is it really true that you can not change just the joints buit you have to change the upper control arm also with the new joints?

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 042003

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,472 miles
While traveling 25 mph pulling inside of a parking lot, the right side wheel assembly broke off. While making a turn into a parking lot, the complete right side front wheel assembly upper arm, axles, and all other components of the four wheel drive assembly had fallen off, and caused the brake line to break off. Chrysler accepted no responsibility. The main factor was failure of the upper ball joint which was a sealed unit.

- Williamstown, NJ, USA

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