definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,768 miles

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2001 Dodge Dakota suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 272004

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving vehicle stalled. Consumer was able to restart vehicle, and drive it to the dealer. After a knocking noise was heard coming from the front vehicle was placed on diagnostic machine, but the problem could not be duplicated for stalling. However, mechanic determined that the left and right control arms needed to be replaced due to corrosion.

- Severn, MD, USA

problem #3

May 052004


  • miles
While driving and upon hitting anything in the road vehicle will make a clanking noise. Took vehicle to dealer to be looked at. Consumer had the shocks changed. However, it did not solve the problem. Contacted the Dodge dealer, and was told they needed the upper control arm.

- Jonesville, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 122004

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota 2wd. I have a popping noise coming from the front end of my vehicle when making turns. I had the local Dodge dealership look into this for me and they say the source of my problems is the upper control A-arms. Since my warranty has expired, they can not service my truck.

- Weatherford, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 302003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,070 miles
Faulty ball joints on a 2001 Dodge Dakota 4X4 with 39,000 miles on it. My old Honda Accord sedan (1990) and my existing 1998 Accord have never had this problem at 150,000 and 90,000 miles respectively despite driving all the same roads. This thing is a truck and is often advertised as being "tough" and "rugged." Is Chrysler kidding? today, January 7, 2004, they are being replaced at my expense.

- Pownal, ME, USA

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