pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
112,096 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (7 reports)
1999 Dodge Dakota AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1999 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 122006

Dakota R/T 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles


I will make this simple, my heat doesn't work well, but damn, look how many other Dodge vehicles have had the same problem. Come on Dodge!

- , Greenville, NC, US

problem #6

Jun 052012

Dakota V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 49,000 miles

This heater in this truck is terrible, replaced water pump, heater core, thermostat, and still no heat, there should have recalled there are so many complaints, about this problem, At this point don't know what to do, we live in Pennsylvania, and the winters are cold, drive 5 miles to work and still no heat, freezing, and just down right sucks. I am glad to say I bought a Chevy heater is great!!!

- , Westview, PA, USA

problem #5

Oct 022012

Dakota 318

  • Manual transmission
  • 138,000 miles

I have changed the water pump thermostat talked to expert techs that give me no solution except take it in which will cost a LOT more money. It is a complete pain in the ass and Still no heat. I want to know if there are any factory recalls on this mess..When the fan is turned on we get slightly warmer air as soon as you turn it up it immediately blows cold air. I am at a loss for what is possibly wrong.

- , Beloit, WI, USA

problem #4

Dec 012011

Dakota SLT 3.9L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles


my 99 dodge Dakota slt puts out little heat. the temp says the truck is running at normal temp. the bottom radiator hose is cold and the top hose is hot that's after the truck is off. the inlet hose from the core is warm and the one going to the core is hot. also at low rpms the heat is not quite warm but as rpms go up it puts out a little warmer. i have no idea what to do i'm thinking thermostat, water pump, heater core bad.or even radiator cap bad, sludge, just don't know!!!!

- , Lockport, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 052006

Dakota SLT 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 220,987 miles

I live in Houston, Tx area, so it is not that much of a problem when it cold. Wait... do it get cold in Houston? I would say about 3 weeks of the winter months I need it a little but it is annoying not to have it when you need it. I can get heat if I am idling for a while but once I am back on the highway then it is a done deal. I am thinking it is the heater core. I love my dodge. I will run it til it blows up or fall into pieces. I hoping to get 300,000+ miles out of it.

- , Stafford, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 292007

Dakota Super Sport 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 139,685 miles

I know that I live in Wisconsin and it is winter, but I am freezing to death. When I drive home from work and feel like I have just walked home 11 miles, wet, without clothes one , up hill both ways, even after leaving my truck warm up for 20 minutes before leaving work. This really sucks. Plus the knock from accelerating in my engine makes it sound as if my engine is in bad shape or that I am running it low on oil. Which I have no leaks of any type of fluid. I like my truck just wish it would keep me warm and not sound like it is falling apart.

- , Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #1

Feb 052007

(reported on)

Dakota Sport 3.9L

  • Manual transmission
  • 76,000 miles

Dealer replaced heater core, $800, in the summer months. Last year got some heat but the winter months weren't that bad in Northern IL. Put cardboard in front of radiator, seemed to help a little. This year, 2007, the temps have been -2 during the day, -15 at night and I work nights 26 miles away. By the time I get to work (or back from) the temp in the cab reaches 30 to 35 degrees (maybe). A coat (thick), gloves and a hat make it almost bearable. It does get warm enough to defrost the inside of the windshield, after 15 minutes of idle and revving. DAMN IT'S COLD IN HERE!!!!!!

- , Durand, IL, USA

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