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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,262 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.

2002 Dodge Dakota brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 022006

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,262 miles


When I drove off with my parking break set it sheared off the grade 8 bolts that hold the brakes to the axle. Resulting in the rear brake assembly spinning and tearing off the brake lines and breaking the brake cable. I had no rear brakes or emergency brake. Cost $1200 to repair.

- Rochelle, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 022006

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,262 miles
I set my parking brake. Forgot it was set and moved my truck the brake held to the point it broke all 8 bolts holding the backing plates causing the entire brake backing plate wheel cylinder, shoes and drum to spin breaking the brake lines and brake cable. Resulting in on rear brakes. The cost to repair $1219.83. Thank god it did not brake when I was driving on the highway.

- Rochelle, IL, USA

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