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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,125 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 miscellaneous problems

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2002 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 082003

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles


1. year old truck no wrecks 2. something leaking, wet carpet on passenger side from day one. 3. they replace back window seal but leak still occurs.

- Decatur, IN, USA

problem #3

Feb 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
The truck has had sever problems with acceleration and stalling. It also makes a clunking noise when turning the vehicle. There have been numerous amounts of problems with at leat 15 days total in the shop.

- Castle Rock, CO, USA

problem #2

Apr 252003


  • miles
Consumer started vehicle and retrieved some items from the interior cabin. Consumer saw a flash and then smelled a "burning" odor. Lighting had struck the steel antenna. The same incident occurred with the consumer's 1997 Dodge Caravan. Consumer believed the antenna was defective.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 272002

(reported on)


  • miles
The consumer states that the back seat panel rattles, and the carpet padding pushes out the panle/poor fit. Resecured the trimmed padding back and the rear panel.

- Greenbrier, AR, USA

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