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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,058 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 Owner Comments

problem #18

Jun 212009

Dakota

  • 30,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Dakota. The vehicle has cooper difinity Dakota H/T tires, size 235/75/R15 (na). While driving 75 mph, the tread on the rear driver's side separated from the tires. The vehicle swerved and drove over the median into oncoming traffic. There was no crash. The tread was destroyed and flapped against the undercarriage of the vehicle. The contact sustained injuries to his back and lumbar area. The failure mileage was 30,000.

- Tuscon, AZ, USA

problem #17

Jun 022008

Dakota

  • 95,000 miles
On freeway at 75 mph. Heard a loud pop sound and the vehicle tugged to the left. Managed to keep the vehicle under control and pull off to the right shoulder. The tire was damaged but intact, it was a valve stem failure. Took the tire to shop where purchased and was replaced at my expense.

- Delano, CA, USA

problem #16

Jan 192005

Dakota 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,829 miles
Upper ball joints were replaced. Recently, the upper ball joints for this vehicle were recalled, and the owner contacted the dealership. Again had the ball joints replaced, but they did not do an alignment. Currently, the tire is pulling to the left, and the dealership will not make any adjustments.

- Allen Park, MI, USA

problem #15

Nov 042004

Dakota 8-cyl

  • miles

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

Complaint received via E-mail. Driver's side Goodyear tire blew wout, causing a collision and bodily injuries on interstate 94. Vehicle spun out of control and hit a concrete median head-on.

- Portage, IN, USA

problem #14

Oct 142004

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving approx. 10 mph in parking lot the consumer was about to make a right turn, but then a noise was heard a noise as if tire was going flat. The consumer stopped and checked tires and noticed the right rear tire had developed a crack along the outside tread area. The crack went around entire tread. The other three tires were okay.

- Granville, IL, USA

problem #13

Nov 172003

Dakota

  • miles
Vehicle tires are cracking and ripping at the seams. All four of the good year Wrangler tires were defective. The service dealer was contacted. The consumer purchased four new tires.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #12

Dec 222003

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,408 miles

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

Upper ball joints worn to the point of breakage

- Kingsland, GA, USA

problem #11

Nov 152003

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
All 4 tires have crack around the bead of tire. Have spent over $500 in repairs, alignments, and tire balancing. Problem I think is from the steering response of the vehicle. This model needs upgraded tires.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #10

Apr 232003

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,800 miles
The tires cracked under normal operating conditions. Dealer notified.

- Haughton, LA, USA

problem #9

Dec 272002

Dakota

  • miles
The vehicle was parked outiside and the consumer noticed that the front drivers side tire side thread separated from the wheel. All four tires and including the spare was replace. The tire was a Goodyear Wrangler St/P21575R15 please provide additional information dealer is aware of the problem.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #8

Nov 192002

(reported on)

Dakota

  • miles

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

Tires are seperating around the bead area.

- Odessa, TX, USA

problem #7

Aug 262002

Dakota

  • miles
All four tires original equipment are cracking at the bead. Cracks are several inches long. Goodyear dealer says "heat cracking" and will replace at prorated value. If these tires were recalled per your website, I was never notified. Information is for paper trail.

- Marana, AZ, USA

problem #6

May 252002

Dakota

  • miles
Two weeks from this date I was driving down the road and had a blowout on the drivers side rear tire. Took tire to good year dealer they said it was a tire defect and they would only pro-rate the tire. Two days ago from today the passenger side rear tire is now cracking. Good year dealer said it was another defective tire and that it is a problem with good year tires on these size and models. Need a safety recall on these tires and free replacement before someone dies. The tires are crackeing and spliting along the base on the rim. Crack is about 8" - 12" long.

- Adelanto, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 152002

Dakota

  • miles
Right rear tire locked up, hard to steer.

- Bossiner City, LA, USA

problem #4

Jan 162002

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Defective power train and the Goodyear tires.

- Gustine , CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 242001

Dakota

  • miles
Was filling vehicle with fuel and checked the tires noticed split about 1 inch from rim on all tires. Contacted tire manufacturer, and was urged to take vehicle to tire retailer. Retailer indicated tires worn over 40% and would charge on prorated basis for replacements. Goodyear, Wrangler St, P215/75R15, with 10,625.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 152001

Dakota 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The right rear tire experienced a blowout while traveling highway speed of 70 mph with only the driver in a 2001, Dodge, Dakota, original equipment, tire size 265/70R16, dot#4872wdwr4700, manufactured in canda. Goodyear was notified but did not want to pay the cost for the tires.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 112001

Dakota

  • miles
Tire with 7000 miles blew out and shreaded. 65 degree driving at 55mph. (tiresize: P255/65R16)

- Cambria, CA, USA

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