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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,200 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 022004

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


The ball joints on my 2003 Dodge Dakota quad cab truck began making noise at only 5000 miles. The service manage at the dealership told me that this is a chronic problem on this model, but there is no maunfacturer-authorized repair for it. I am worried about safety issues.

- Aynor, SC, USA

problem #1

Nov 022003

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,400 miles
Driving down the road heard a bang lost control of the truck and hit a parked car. Car was towed away and fixed body shop and front end shop said tie rod and ball joint snapped off clean this truck only has 5000 miles on it, also I have all the damaged parts if any body wants to test them.

- Hicksville, NY, USA

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