Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,000 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.

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 lights problems

lights problem

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2002 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 122005

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles


I recently had my exterior lighting go out on my 2002 Dodge Dakota and the Dodge dealership repaired the problem stating that it was the ctm ( central timing module). I am aware that there is a recall on the 03 Dakota for this same problem and I would like to know if there was an investigation for the 02 Dakota.

- Kingstree, SC, USA

problem #1

Jul 292005

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2002 Dodge Dakota. The headlights went out. The consumer found a recall for the headlights. Dodge told consumer that this vehicle is not part of the recall. There were no dim lights on the vehicle. He replaced the headlight switch and the dimmer switch; there wereno fuses for the headlights. The recall was for a central timer module. The vehicle has not been taken to the dealership to be looked at. This occurred on July 29, 2005.

- Iron Station, NC, USA

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