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4.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,633 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.

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2002 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 062007

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,160 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Dakota. The contact noticed water on the floorboard of the vehicle when the air condition was activated. The failure was noticed while driving 65 mph. The dealer stated that the condensation line was cracked and needed to be replaced. As of August 9, 2007, the dealer has not repaired the vehicle. The failure mileage was 17,160 and current mileage was 17,963.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 152007

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 16,700 miles
A part inside the heating system failed; this is the second time in three years that this part has been replaced. The heating system to defrost the windshield will not work. Part was replaced again; service company says that this part fails often. The part number is 5174618-aa described as a resistor.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 102004

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,040 miles
Defroster would not work on a cold morning.the defroster would not work due to the resister being burnt out, and you had a hard time seeing out the windshield, and no heat was getting into the passenger compartment.

- Corfu, NY, USA

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