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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,174 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 082004

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,347 miles


(1) failure of steering components; (2) replacement of defective parts; (3) parts replacement imminent.

- St. Augustine, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 272003

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The vehicle stalled while driving. The vehicle experienced the following: Knocking in the suspension(4 attempts to fix), the vehicle pulled to the right, the driver door had a wind noise and water leaked, the tailgate handle was loose on the right side, the lower steering column coupled, and the upper control arm bolts were found loose.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

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