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Recall List for the 2003 Dodge Dakota

Official recall notices have been issued for the 2003 Dodge Dakota by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Dodge service shop immediately!

  1. 2003 Dodge Dakota EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #09E025000

    • Date Announced: MAY 11, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 42,540

    Summary: Dope, Inc. Is recalling 42,540 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dope, Inc. Will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on July 28, 2009. Owners may contact dope, Inc. At 1-626-272-1798. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E025000 »

  2. 2003 Dodge Dakota EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #09E012000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 07, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 16,270

    Summary: Sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on May 11, 2009. Owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E012000 »

  3. 2003 Dodge Dakota SUSPENSION:FRONT:HUB NHTSA Campaign #08E064000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 20, 2008
    • Vehicles Affected: 2,805

    Summary: Skf is recalling 2,805 hub units, part no. BR930361, sold as a service part for 1997-2004 Dodge Dakota vehicles and 1999-2003 Dodge durango vehicles equipped with 2-wheel drive & rear axle ABS. Due to a specification error, the rotor Pilot for the hub unit may be too long. This results in the wheel to not be seated fully against the hub flange face during mounting.

    Consequence: Improper seating of the wheel can result in excessive vibration, brake rotor noise, difficulty removing the wheel after installation and operation of the vehicle, and possibly wheel-end separation during vehicle operation. Should wheel-end separation occur, the driver could loose control of the vehicle, possibly resulting in a crash.

    Actions: Skf will notify owners and replace the defective hub units free of charge. The recall began on November 5, 2008. Owners may contact skf vsm North America customer service at 1-800-644-8999. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08E064000 »

  4. 2003 Dodge Dakota EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #06E065000

    • Date Announced: JULY 17, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 3,593

    Summary: Certain aj motorsport combination lamps sold as replacement lamps for use on the above listed passenger vehicles. Combination lamps not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.

    Consequence: Lack of amber side reflectors in the lamps will decrease lighting visibility to other drivers and may possibly result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Aj motorsport will notify owners and offer reimbursement for the lamps. The recall began on July 31, 2006. Owners may contact aj motorsport at 626-618-2026. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E065000 »

  5. 2003 Dodge Dakota EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #06E026000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 23, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 61,944

    Summary: Certain pro-a motors corner lamps, turn signals, and headlights sold as replacement lamps for use on certain passenger vehicles listed above. Some combination lamps that are not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.

    Consequence: Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash without warning.

    Actions: Pro-a motors will notify owners and offer to repurchase the lamps. The recall began on April 3, 2006. Owners may contact pro-a motors at 323-838-2988. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E026000 »

  6. 2003 Dodge Dakota ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #06E024000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 15, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 44,386

    Summary: Certain replacement K&N fuel performance kits, P/nos. 57-1509, 57-1511, 57-1511-1, 57-1517, 57-1517-1, 57-1527, and 57-1530. Also, a small percentage of these kits were sold under the mopar performance parts brand name (P/nos. P5007069 and P5007070). All kits were manufactured from April 20, 1999, through September 23, 2004. These assemblies were manufactured as replacement equipment for certain Dodge pickup trucks and SUVS. A small piece of material from the tube wall could be sucked into the engine throttle body, which could cause the throttle to become jammed in the open position.

    Consequence: A jammed open throttle could cause unintended acceleration of the vehicle, possibly resulting in a crash or increased stoping distances when braking.

    Actions: K&N will provide owners with a free repair kit along with repair instructions. The recall began on April 20, 2006. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E024000 »

  7. 2003 Dodge Dakota FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP NHTSA Campaign #06E011000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 7,291

    Summary: Certain aftermarket Airtex electric fuel pumps installed for use as replacement equipment for certain 1997-2004 Jeep Wrangler; 1997-2001 Jeep Cherokee; 1997-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee; and 2000-2003 Dodge Dakota vehicles. The plastic electrical grommet connectors at the top of the fuel pump module are not compatible with automotive fuels and may degrade causing a potential leak path for fuel.

    Consequence: In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak could result in a fire.

    Actions: Airtex will notify its customers and will replace the affected fuel pumps free of charge. The recall began on January 25, 2006. Owners may contact Airtex customer service department at 1-800-880-3056. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E011000 »

  8. 2003 Dodge Dakota SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT NHTSA Campaign #04V596000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 21, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 592,707

    Summary: On certain sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks equipped with four-wheel drive (4X4), if moisture leaks into the front suspension upper ball joint, evacuation of the lubricant and corrosion of the joint may cause the joint to wear over an extended period of time. This could cause a clunking noise in the front suspension, which may not always be heard by the vehicle occupants.

    Consequence: Excessive wear in the upper ball joint may allow it to separate, which could result in loss of control of the vehicle.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the front suspension upper ball joints. This safety improvement campaign began on December 21, 2004. Owners can contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V596000 »

  9. 2003 Dodge Dakota VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER NHTSA Campaign #04V216000

    • Date Announced: MAY 05, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 320,188

    Summary: On certain pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, the windshield wiper module motor may be susceptible to water intrusion that could cause internal corrosion and result in partial or complete loss of front windshield wiping capability.

    Consequence: Driver visibility could be reduced, which could result in a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the front windshield wiper module. Owner notification began on July 12, 2004. Owners should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V216000 »

  10. 2003 Dodge Dakota ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING NHTSA Campaign #03V389000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 10, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 50,082

    Summary: On certain pickup trucks equipped with manual transmissions, the headlamp and dash wiring harness may be chafed by the actuation of the clutch pedal. This could result in abnormal operation of the wipers, turn signals, horn or lighting systems.

    Consequence: This could affect driver visibility, could prevent a driver from sounding a warning by using the horn, and, when the turn signals are inoperative, the driver cannot use them to signal intent to turn, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will reroute the wire harness and repair the harness if necessary. Owner notification began November 3, 2003. Owners should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-992-1997. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V389000 »

  11. 2003 Dodge Dakota EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #02V322000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 02, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 3,640

    Summary: On certain pickup trucks, the central timer module (ctm) has an improperly sized circuit board trace that could potentially cause the right headlamp low beam to become inoperative.

    Consequence: If the lights fail, a visibility problem could occur, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the ctm. Owner notification began December 23, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V322000 »

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