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6.5

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,550 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.

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2003 Dodge Dakota windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 242003

Dakota 8-cyl

  • 5,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Dakota quad cab. Whenever the brake pedal was applied, the brakes would pulsate, overheat, and lock up. The stopping distance would also increase. The dealer stated that wet conditions and high speed braking caused the rotors to warp. In addition, the vehicle idles high and roughly when approaching a stop sign or traffic light. When accelerating from a stop or merging into traffic, the vehicle would idle roughly. There was no throttle response for approximately 10 to 20 seconds, but then the vehicle would surge forward. The vehicle has been taken to a dealer approximately five times for these issues, but the failures still persist. All the sensors were replaced, but the failure is becoming worse. The dealer replaced the front rotors three times and the contact replaced them four times. The current mileage was 132,655 and failure mileage was 5,000. Updated 11/06/08. The rotors and brakes were replaced several times. The consumer was told the vehicle had a faulty master cylinder that was not letting the rear brakes ever work. The air conditioner was built to drain into the front passenger floor. The computer in the vehicle would not accept updates. The intermediate shaft was replaced. The wiper motor was replaced. Updated 11/06/08.

- Franklin, NC, USA

problem #3

Dec 122004

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,200 miles
Recall 04V216000/windshield wiper module motor: After this recall repair was performed on the consumer vehicle. The consumer states, that whenever the vehicle is being driven in inclement conditions it causes the windshield wipers and the headlight to stop operating. The dealer was not notified at this time.

- Glendora, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 252004

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall 04V216000 concerning windshield wiper motor. Consumer was waiting over a month and the dealer was still unable to get the parts needed to honor the recall notice.

- Fairview Heights, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 252004

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer received recall notice 04V216000 concerning windshield wiper motor. No parts were available. Service manager terry sotus.

- Canton, NC, USA

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