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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100 miles

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2002 Dodge Dakota lights problems

lights problem

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2002 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012004

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact noticed the blinkers and tail lights where operating poorly. He researched the internet and found that other vehicles had the same problems. The problem was the module or the flasher module. If the short in the tail light was not fixed it will blow out the multi function switch.he has an appointment to have this fixed at a dealership.

- Appleton , WI, USA

problem #1

Feb 012002

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
In Oct.2002 my truck shut off while driving down the road. In the past the truck had shut off in reverse or when I was at a dead stop and then press the gas, but this time I had to drive with my foot on the gas and the brake at the same time and then put it in neutral at a stop to keep the gas going. I had also had a problem with my blinkers. You turn the left one on and occasionally the right one will blink to-like "hazard lights". my dash board would also light up while driving or even when I come to a stop at a light. I put it off until the driving down the road. The dealership said it was a computer problem and the truck had been doing it since day 1, they couldn't find the problem to the blinkers. Also the A/C condesation line had a crack in it and was leaking into my passenger side floor-that was a second trip. Now my truck is haveing the same shut-off problem starting just like it did last time-so now I am looking into the "lemon law", it seems to apply so far.

- Marietta, GA, USA

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