hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,500 miles

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2001 Dodge Dakota brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 172015


  • 132,000 miles


Line to rear brakes failed resulting in complete lose of rear brakes. Mechanic believes failure due to road salt corrosion. Mechanic reported he had seen same problem with another 2001 Dodge truck. Vehicle presently at sigourney, Iowa Dodge dealer being repaired.

- What Cheer, IA, USA

problem #4

Nov 142013


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns 2001 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated the brakes seized and started to emit smoke. The contact had to engage the low four wheel drive to stop the vehicle. The ABS warning indicator was illuminated.the vehicle was taken to the dealers who diagnosed that the ABS brake modular, the brake master cylinder and wiring harness as being defective and had to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 140.000.

- Canton, NC, USA

problem #3

Jul 122006


  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that while approaching a traffic light, the brakes failed to engage. The ABS and brake warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the brake module was defectived. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable and the current mileage was 139,000.

- Canton, NC, USA

problem #2

Mar 102013


  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that stated that after applying the emergency brake, the lever fractured. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure and current mileages were approximately 99,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Cole Township, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 102012

Dakota 6-cyl

  • 131,500 miles
Rear brake line below drivers side blew out. Lost brakes had to down shift to slow down and had to get towed home.

- Windham , ME, USA

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