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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,880 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.

2003 Dodge Dakota accessories - interior problems

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2003 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 022008


  • 77,940 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that the dome light socket burned where the bulb was plugged in. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who inspected the vehicle and informed the contact that the socket would need replacing. The manufacturer was advised that there were no recalls for the failure and referred the contact back to the dealer for repairs. They offered no other assistance. The failure mileage was 77,940.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 252008

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,700 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Dakota. While driving between 5-10 mph, the contact heard a loud thud coming from the axle area. The four wheel drive indicator light illuminated and the headlights, interior lights, and windshield wipers failed completely. Eventually, the horn began to sound intermittently, the windshield wipers began wiping automatically, and the low fuel indicator light illuminated and continued to chime. The contact believes that all the failures were related to the central timer module. NHTSA campaign id number 02V322000 (exterior lighting:headlights switch) was referenced. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 66,000 and failure mileage was 65,700.

- Los Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Mar 202006

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
Evening rain conditions headlight failure interior lights stuck on. (caused vision impairment) bright headlights not functioning.

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

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