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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,250 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 282001

Dakota 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles


The windshield wipers on my Dodge 2001 quad cab hits on the hood as the wipers go back and forth motion. This is leaving a wear mark in the metal on the hood from where it continously hits. I informed my dealer where I bought the vechicle and they laughed at me. The problem is still taking place since I bought the vechile in 2001.

- Burlington, WI, USA

problem #3

Nov 132003

(reported on)


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was taken to the dealer for recall 03V389000 repairs concerning dashboard wiring harness. The repairs were done, but vehicle was still having problems with windshield wipers/ horn/ interior and exterior lighting systems. The dealer was asking consumer to pay $500 to diagnoses and resolution of the problem. Consumer was requesting a call back.

- England, AR, USA

problem #2

Sep 012004

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Main concern is brakes. The front calipers are sticking and the rotors are warping which is causing the truck to pull one way or the other when stopping. On slick roads the truck will turn sideways on a fast stop and now they have to be pushed almost to the floor board to get them to work. I told them something was wrong the day I bought it after about 20 miles of ownership it took many phone calls and 8 months to get them to fix it and the day I picked it up we drove it and still was not right so they kept it 2 more days and late it is not working again. Windshield wiper on right side at very end does not touch window on all of the Dakota trucks which when in use it skips across the window. It makes a loud noise when using and can not see out that side of front window because of the skipping. There are many other things wrong with this truck but the brakes, wiper and drivetrain ( more so on the brakes ) is a lot of peoples problems. With the brakes like they are it makes for a very unsafe truck. I could get rid of it but could not live with myself knowing how unsafe the brakes are on this truck. I think I got a lemon and wish they would just take this truck back. If I knew how to do it I would. I am disable and can't trust this truck. I can show you on the web where many people are having brake and other problems. The fix they came up with is quality aftermarket brake parts. I did not buy a 20K truck to fix myself. It should at least last a year. I have another Dodge truck with none of this kind of problem and its a 1994 with over 100000. Also the back brakes don't even feel like they are working. I have anti lock on the back but not the front and when they tried to fix the front I was told they put anti lock pads on it and that's not what I have.

- Marshall, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 052001

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Taken to dealership several times, but they find no problems.also rate of speed has been up to 55 miles when not working. No safety defect listed.

- Herndon, VA, USA

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