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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,292 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Oct 282003


  • 14,000 miles


While driving at 55 mph on the highway consumer lost control of vehicle and crashed into the guard rail. The driver was injuried and transported by ambulance to the hospital.a police report was done. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for analysis. The mechanic detected that both frontal ball joints cracked.

- Van Nuys, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012004

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
When making sharp right turns a popping noise can be heard coming from the front of the vehicle. The owner suspects there may be a problem with the ball joints, but the vehicle has not been diagnosed by a dealer.

- Hainesport, NJ, USA

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