really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,888 miles

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2001 Dodge Dakota fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 252005

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,155 miles


ABS & brake light and check engine light came on on our 2001 Dodge Dakota quad cab with 43,000 miles. Took to norwin Dodge for service. They found that the differential (rear end) was completely ruined. Since vehicle was out of warrently our out of pocket expense was in excess of $1,600. Also said that engine light was due to a moderate evaporation leak and replaced gas cap. The transmission of this vehicle also had to be replaced after only 4000 miles!(fortunately this was covered under warrenty), but a complete transmission replaced after only 4000 miles" also had vehicle back to be checked after transmission replacement because it would hesitate and then shift hard. We were told that that is normal and how Dodge trnamissions shift? we take very good care of this vehicle and had it serviced regularly. Want to register formal complaint and make others aware of poor quality of Dodge vehicles and potentially defective products used"

- Jeannette, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 022003

Dakota 6-cyl

  • 24,620 miles
2001 Dodge Dakota slipped out of park into reverse gear and was circling out of control. The vehicle eventually struck a concrete median and stopped. The driveshaft and other parts under the vehicle were damaged. This wasn't the first time the gear selector jumped out of gear. This vehicle was previously taken to maroone/Dodge service center to have the transmission checked where it sat to this day. Consumer stated it was a mechanical problem since they complained about this. They haven't obtained no information on their vehicle since it was towed to the repair shop. The A/C only worked on high due to a faulty blower motor resistor. The power steering made noise intermittently. The gas cap was loose which caused the check engine light to illuminate. The driver seat handle came apart

- Miami, FL, USA

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