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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,500 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.

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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 032003


  • miles


Noisy and unpredictable sound coming from suspension. Warning light remains on. Stalls and surges unpreditabley. Reduced gas mileage. Eratic electronic behavior, stops and restarts. Even has eratic alarm responses.

- Castle Rock, CO, USA

problem #1

Nov 032003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
2002 Dodge Dakota dealer identified lt ball joint/control arm assembly in need of replacement @ 42,000 mi. Problem existed some 6000 - 7000 prior based on drivability/noise. Veh has had repeated evap leak since 14,000 mi.

- Westminster, MD, USA

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