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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,833 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 Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 122010

Dakota

  • 95,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Dakota. The contact was braking from 60 mph when the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The contact was able to stop the unintended acceleration by shifting into neutral and turning of the ignition. The vehicle was towed to a local repair facility. The manufacturer advised the contact to have the vehicle towed to an authorized dealer. The dealer diagnosed the failure as a defective oxygen sensor. The dealer replaced the sensor and advised that the repair possibly would not correct the failure. The current and failure mileage was 95,000.

- Watkisville , GA, USA

problem #5

Apr 212005

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
While stopped at a red light today (behind another vehicle) my 2002 Dodge Dakota was rear ended. Rather than just being simply pushed forward, the vehicle abruptly and suddenly accelerated while my foot was on the brake!! perhaps the computer reset for acceleration? my cruise control was on, but I was at a complete stop! my 2 yr old daughter was in the car, and luckily no one was hurt.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #4

Aug 192003

Dakota

  • miles
While driving about 65mph on the highway no indication or warning, of a problem. The transmission shut down cause is undetermined at this time. Please fill in additional information on this situation. The manufacturer is aware of the problem.

- Escalon, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 162003

(reported on)

Dakota

  • miles

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

While accelerating from a stop vehicle stalls without warning.

- Lexington, NC, USA

problem #2

Jul 252002

Dakota

  • miles
When put car on cruise control it malfunctions, and involuntarily speeds up.

- Berhards Bay, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 142002

Dakota

  • miles
While driving vehicle accelerated forward suddenly and unexpectedly. Dealer has been notified. Please provide additional information.

- Warwick, RI, USA

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