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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,053 miles

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2001 Dodge Dakota transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #13

Mar 242003

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles

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

On full throttle acceleration the automatic transmission will not up shift from 1st to 2nd. Chrysler states that is not a defect and is normal.

- Paulden, AZ, USA

problem #12

Mar 142001

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,500 miles
Transmission continues to shift erratically, despite being seen by two different dealers. The tcm seems to be an issue. Reprogramming it doesn't seem to fix the problem. The factory tsb has been done twice but has failed to remedy the problem. Vehicle will sometimes lurch up into 2nd gear at lower speeds without warning or down to 1st from 2nd without warning despite traveling at a constant speed of approximately 20 mph. After 22500 miles the vehicle has developed a moderate to severe problem when braking. The vehicle seems to hop in the front end during braking and the brakes seem to loose effectiveness momentarily. Closer investigation revealed both front shocks had failed. The front brake system seems to be in good working order. No leaks, normal pad and rotor wear, no grooves on rotor, the front shocks were replaced but the vehicle continues to have the braking hopping pulsating problem.

- Fort Hood, TX, USA

problem #11

Jan 212003

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,095 miles
Auto transmission would not shift properly on acceleartion. Required transducer and solenoid governor valve replacement twice within one year. First time it ws covered under warranty, one year and 17,901 miles later, replacement was required and not covered under Dodge warranty.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #10

Aug 272002

(reported on)

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While shifting vehicle into drive or reverse vehicle does not move. Dealer has been contacted, and repaired five times, but vehicle still has problem.

- Oviedo, FL, USA

problem #9

Jul 102002

Dakota 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle will start to move to the right when the consumer applies the brakes while driving. Problem gets worse when driving at higher speeds. Vehicle has been to the dealer three times, but the repairs do not work. Contacted dealer. Consumer states the caiplers have been replaced on several occasions, also the vehicle was realigned, also there was an oil and transmissin leak.

- Pawpaw, MI, USA

problem #8

Jul 152002

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission would jump out of gear while driving 50-55 mph. Dealer contacted. Feel free to provide any further information.

- White Plain, MD, USA

problem #7

Jan 162002

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Defective power train and the Goodyear tires.

- Gustine , CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 012002

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle stalls and does not change gears properly. Dealer has been unable to locate source of problem.

- Chaleston, SC, USA

problem #5

Jan 182002

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
I was driving in rush hour traffic. Traffic had stopped and when it started moving again, the vehicle would not go into gear. There was no grinding. There was nothing. It was like there were no gears there at all.

- Scott Depot, WV, USA

problem #4

Jan 022002

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While on a long trip transmission started slipping, vehicle at dealership at this time. Consumer stated that the dealer rebuilt the transmission under warranty and while test-driving their work, it failed and they rebuilt it for the second time, the vehicle is still shifts improperly.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 102001

(reported on)

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Driveline fell out of vehicle. Also, long metal tube came out of transmission. Contacted dealer, and dealer stated it was a defective part in vehicle. Please add VIN.

- Auburn, WA, USA

problem #2

Jun 202001

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
I feel that the problem with the front brakes has to do with the new all wheel drive system. The transmission problem is very scary because sometimes it takes a few seconds to down shift and that may lead me into haveing an accident. The seat is a big comfort issue seeing that is where you sit to drive. The engine idle makes me feel like the truck is going to stall out and I will have to restart it not good if you are sitting in a line of moveing cars

- Flanders, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 072001

Dakota

  • miles
When the engine is on and while turning / shifting or placing vehicle in reverse rpms will drop from 650 down to 300, and there will be no power for vehicle to move.

- Delzell, SC, USA

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