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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,038 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 152005

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150 miles

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

Contact complained about the brakes making noises. He took the vehicle to a dealership six or seven times for this problem. The vehicle made noises when braking at any speed. The manufacturer sent an inspector to investigate this vehicle. No problems have been found with the brakes. No repairs were made at this time. The vehicle is still under extended warranty.

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #3

Mar 252005

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
Brake warning light ABS light parking brake light' no fuse read in mileage indacator box flashing all at the same time.

- Lakehurst, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 302004

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
While driving on semi wet pavement brakes locked. As result, consumer's vehicle rear ended another vehicle. Upon impact, dual air bags did not deploy. No injuries reported.

- Southaven, MS, USA

problem #1

Mar 262004

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
While driving at 55 mph consumer depressed the brakes and the front wheels locked up. Vehicle was towed to the dealer, who claimed that the power brake booster needed to be replaced. Another certified mechanic determined that the ABS system was defective. Recently the exact same problem occurred, and the dealer was still denying that there was a problem.

- Patchogue, NY, USA

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