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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
120,500 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 #2

Aug 032011

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • 195,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Dakota quad cab. The contact stated that the brake lines ruptured behind the fuel tank due to corrosion. The contact also stated that a lot of salt was not used on the roadways, but the vehicle was purchased in Maryland. Prior to the failure, the contact stated that the brake pedal felt soft. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 195,000. Updated 9/27/11 updated 10/007/11

- New Market, AL, USA

problem #1

May 272008


  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that his vehicle failed inspection because the brake hose was abnormally poking through the master cylinder to the front passenger side wheel, which could cause the brake system to become inoperative. He is in the process of notifying the manufacturer to determine the cause of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 46,000.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

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