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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,500 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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2002 Dodge Dakota accessories - interior problems

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2002 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 022008

Dakota

  • 64,000 miles

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

On my 2002 Dodge Dakota the headlights stopped working at night by flickering a lot then just shutting off all the way. The following days random things would start going off like windshield wipers going off, horn honking, and sometimes the lights would not shut off at all. Further investigation lead me to the central timer module (ctm) failing possibly due to the same defect that lead to a 2003 recall. Why not 2002? I now cannot drive at night because I had to disconnect it resulting to certain things not being able to work right due to the erratic behavior. I would like to see other model years being included in the recall cause this part is well over $200 to replace. It is suffering from the exact same problems that the recall for 2003 states.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #1

Oct 182004

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 69,000 miles
The module controlling my 2002 Dodge Dakota's headlight's, windshield wipers, interiot lights failed. Symptoms are shockingly close to those of the recall (I do have a manual transmission). Headlights failed, brights failed, wipers failed. Only turn signals horn and caution lights remain. Dealer refuses to admit it is related to recall. Symptoms are the same! what do I do about this!?

- Hudson, OH, USA

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