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6.7

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,918 miles

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2002 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #9

Mar 072014

Dakota 8-cyl

  • 17,685 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The left rear original Goodyear Wrangler rt/S P265/70R16 tire on my 2002 Dodge Dakota 4WD pick-up truck has belt separation. The truck has only 17,685 miles on it. The truck is used throughout the year primarily as a spare vehicle when the car is being used. I was unable to locate the dot number.

- East Bethany, NY, USA

problem #8

Oct 192005

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
The contact has a pickup truck that has original factory Goodyear Wrangler St tires, P215/75R15. When the vehicle was taken to a local repair shop for maintenance the technician noticed slits up to three inches long on the sidewall above the bead running with the circumference of the tire down to the inner fabric on all four tires. There have been no previous problems with the tires. Because the tires were no longer covered by warranty he replaced all four tires with a different brands. He experienced no further problems after the tire replacement. There were cracks on 3 of the 4 tires. Updated 11/29/05.

- Kelso, WA, USA

problem #7

Mar 262004

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
Consumer heard a noise in the front end when the brake pedal was depressed, when making right turns and when down hill. Upon inspection of the front end by a mechanic it was determined that front driver side tire and front upper ball joint were loose. Vehicle was then taken to a dealership who indicated that the ball joints were not loose enough to be replaced.

- Fort Washington, MD, USA

problem #6

Dec 262003

Dakota

  • 26,577 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When turning left the passengers side tire produced a thumping noise. Consumer was concerned that the tire will separate from the rim.

- Birds Landing, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 252003

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2002 Dodge Dakota 4X2 pickup has premature failure of upper ball joints and severe tire wear. 32,000 miles having to replace upper ball joints, bad front end suspension and handling.

- Clearlake Oaks, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 142003

Dakota

  • miles
While driving the rear passenger side tire blew out without warning. The dealer was notified ( size#P26570R16 and dot#pk72wdwr4001).

- New Windsor, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 272002

(reported on)

Dakota

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The consumer had taken the vehicle in for a howling noise, but what was found was a slight noise coming from the tires.

- Greenbrier, AR, USA

problem #2

Jul 172002

Dakota

  • miles
Purchased a new truck and four days later had a blow out on the right rear tire. I went to a local Goodyear dealer and he said the tire was cut (appeared to from loading or unloading during transit). I am absolutely certain I did not run over anything large enough to leave a gash of that size. There was a four inch section that blew out of the tire and Goodyear would only offer a discount on a new tire. It appears that Goodyear is not concerned about the welfare of their customers, because they will not stand behind their product.

- Englewood, TN, USA

problem #1

Jun 232002

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Rt rear tire exploded at highway speed of 65 mph, dealer in lakewood NJ said it was caused by puncture in tread, I disagree but can not proof otherwise.

- Jackson, NJ, USA

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