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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,498 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 windows / windshield problems

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 242011

Dakota

  • 10,000 miles

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

An existing NHTSA recall, 06V039000, exists for 2006 Dodge Dakotas. "static can disable headlamps, turn signals, & windshield wipers". I have a 2001 Dakota with the same issue. It happen 2-5 times per year. Everything works again if I cycle the ignition, but that 's small comfort if the headlights go out @ 75 mph. Dodge has refused to fix it for free, saying that it only applies to 2006. If it is a safety issue for a 2006, then it is a safety risk for 2001 too. The known fix is to "re-flash" the dash, which I assume means to reprogram the dash control processor.

- Longmont, CO, USA

problem #3

Feb 012010

Dakota

  • 72,990 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated the door locks, air bag, head lights, and windshield wiper failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The diagnostic test located the failure at the cmt module and the clock spring module.the vehicle will be repaired. The manufacturer will be contacted. The vehicle failure mileage was 72,990 and the current mileage was 73,000.

- Lynden , WA, USA

problem #2

Aug 052008

Dakota

  • 125,000 miles
My husband was driving his 2001 Dodge Dakota home at night, on a country road, around August 5, 2008 and the headlights flickered on and off. When he got home, the windshield wipers went haywire, the horn continued to honk, the door locks began locking and unlocking, and the air bag light came on. We found out the central timer module (cmt) and clock spring had failed and was told the truck was unsafe to drive. We had both repaired for $530. I was told that recalls existed on several Dodge vehicles but not one of them specified our truck. I contacted Dodge and they just said it was not my truck so I was out of luck. I then did some research on this on-line and found several forums with this same problem on this year of truck, plus several others, and they could not find any help from Dodge either. This is a really serious malfunction and could of cause a very bad accident. I just need Dodge to own up to the problem and reimburse us for the repairs we had. Also admit there is a problem on all Dodge vehicles, before someone get seriously injured or killed.

- Susanville, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 082003

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The vehicle was leaking antifreeze. The window had fallen on the consumer foot. Scc

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

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