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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,838 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.

2004 Dodge Dakota windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012010


  • 70,676 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated the windshield wipers would not function whenever the vehicle was operated under rainy weather conditions. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the multi-function switch and various fuses were replaced. The failure continued to occur. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 04V216000 (visibility:windshield wiper/washer). The failure mileage was 70,676 and the current mileage was 73,328.

- Fort Rucker, AL, USA

problem #1

Nov 152009


  • 115,000 miles
My son was on his way to the doctor for an injection in his 2004 Dodge Dakota. While driving at about 45 mph, he turned on the parking lights and the windshield wipers came on all by themselves. He had not turned on the windshield wiper switch. He stopped the truck and turned off the ignition. Assuming that it was a temporary glitch in the system he started the engine again and turned on the air conditioning system. At that time the entire lighting system went crazy. The headlights began flashing on and off, the emergency warning system began to work and the directional lights began to blink on their own. Between flashes of the emergency lights a directional light would eliminate. Again the windshield wipers began to operate on their own again. This could have been a very dangerous situation if this had happened on a busy highway after dark. We are waiting to get a dealer to look at the problem at this time. Again this could have had a disastrous ending if he had been driving after dark and on a busy highway or street.

- Grafton, WV, USA

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