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2003 Dodge Dakota brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I purchased a new 2003 Dodge Dakota truck in November, 2003. The brakes started squeaking loudly in January, 2004. It seems that I really have to push hard for the brakes to work. I informed the dealership in January, March, and May 2003 and again in June, 2004. They insist that it is common for the brakes to make a noise like this. They have attempted to put some type of filler on the pads which only stop it from making a noise for one week. In June, 2004, they said they replaced the pads with a "cheap" new pad. The brakes are still squeaking loudly. I am sending this to you because I called Chrysler and they said there was nothing they can do. I am just afraid that one day my breaks will not work and I will cause an accident. What do you recommend I do? thank you. Ingrid getka

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 242003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2000 Dakota -- rotors warped @11,000 dealer replaced -- rotors warped again 8 mounths later @24,000 dealer wouldnt replace, over 12K since they installed them, so I turned and new pads -- @38,000 warped again replaced roters and pads --@53,000 warped again turned and new pads --warrped again @71,000 but havent replced rotors till this weekend @76,000.

- West Springfield, MA, USA

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