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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,000 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 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2002 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

May 072002

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


My truck has loud knocking noise in engine and does not shift properely, have taken truck in and they say the engine racing is normal. The knocking noise is a purge solinoid which Dodge addmits theres a problem but refuses to fix. They have made adjustments which now has affected performance to engine. I have had it in shop 4 times so far with no results. They try to tell you theres nothing wrong like its your own imagination.

- Lothian, MD, USA

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