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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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 242002

Dakota 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Vehicle was parked, engine running, when all of a sudden it shifted into reverse and rolled into a house, minor damage, no injuries.

- Port Washington, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 022002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked with engine running and emergency brake not applied. Consumer was at rear of vehicle when it shifted into reverse and ran over consumer. Vehicle went across the street and came to a stop, and hit an embankment. Consumer suffered extensive injuries, in hospital at this time.

- Central City, KY, USA

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