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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #7

May 082002

Dakota

  • miles

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

22 month old child hit gear shift lever from park to drive. Vehicle was turned off, and the key was not in ignition as it started to roll back in garage. Manufacturer was sending out an inspector for vehicle.

- Quincy, MA, USA

problem #6

Oct 152000

Dakota

  • miles
When vehicle is in park it will continue to move, as if it was still in drive.

- Petaluma, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 072002

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Truck was in park shifted unexpectedly into reverse, causing truck to hit a dock damaging tailgate.

- Fredericktown, MO, USA

problem #4

Oct 052001

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Shift lever will go into any gear without pressing the brake down. Sometimes shifter indicates vehicle is in drive when it's really in reverse, drivers feels this is very unsafe. Dealer has not found a solution. Shifter pops out of drive or reverse, steering wheel does not lock when key is removed from switch, dealer serviced 5 times.

- Cadyville, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 012002

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle can be shifted into any gear without applying brakes. Dealer has been contacted twice for correction of problem.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 072001

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated that while driving out of the drive way or out of the parking the transmission will stay fine but when driven on the high way the transmission will jump out of gear without a warning.

- Delzell, SC, USA

problem #1

Feb 242001

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle able to shift out of gear without applying brake pedal; manufacturer notified, and informed consumer that was not cover under a recall.

- Lufkin, TX, USA

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