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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,000 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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2004 Dodge Dakota accessories - exterior problems

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2004 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012004


  • 60,000 miles


Heater/ac blower motor wiring melts causing failure of defroster, heater, A/C, premature failure of blower motor resistor, etc. This may even cause a fire if the wires happen to be touching combustibles in the passenger footwell when they melt. Dodge has released a kit to repair this extremely common problem. See mopar # 5017124ac. This should be a mandatory recall, not a fix offered at owner's expense. This is a safety issue because: 1. windshield may fog up reducing visibility and leading to accident. 2. wiring gets hot enough to melt insulation and connector and could easily cause a fire in the passenger compartment.

- Old Saybrook, CT, USA

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