really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,613 miles

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2001 Dodge Dakota accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 142010

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Recall id # 03V389000: On 2001 Dodge Dakota wiring harness rerouting/repair recall id#09eo12000 exterior lighting recall id#09eo25000 exterior lighting headlights the 2001 Dodge Dakota with automatic transmission has the same problem with turn signals, tail light, dash lighting, & radio failure I have talked to 20 or 30 Dakota owners with automatic transmission &same problems.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 262004

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,840 miles
Headlights turning off and on and flashing while driving, power door locks not working during this time. If interior lights are on at this time they would flash on and off also. Found previous year models of Dodge Ram's and Dakota's have same problem which was recalled. Central timer module had to be replaced and reprogrammed. A vehicle with 60,000 miles should not have this problem. Could only drive in daylight hours until problem was resolved at my expense.

- Emerald Isle, NC, USA

problem #1

Nov 132003

(reported on)


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was taken to the dealer for recall 03V389000 repairs concerning dashboard wiring harness. The repairs were done, but vehicle was still having problems with windshield wipers/ horn/ interior and exterior lighting systems. The dealer was asking consumer to pay $500 to diagnoses and resolution of the problem. Consumer was requesting a call back.

- England, AR, USA

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