hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,323 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Dodge Dakota transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 132013

Dakota 8-cyl

  • 81,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that the vehicle was engaged in four wheel drive when the transmission erroneously slipped into neutral, causing the vehicle to roll away in reverse. The vehicle was diagnosed by an independent mechanic, who indicated that the electronic shift transfer case had malfunctioned. The manufacturer was notified and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 01V077000 (power train). The failure mileage was 81,000.

- North Liberty, IA, USA

problem #2

Feb 092008

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Dakota. The electric shift transfer case did not fully engage into gear when the contact moved the transfer case selector switch. He received a recall notice and called the dealer to schedule an appointment. One week later, the dealer stated that they had to reschedule due to a lack of parts. The repair was rescheduled for may; however, the dealer stated that no repairs were done on saturdays. The recall number was unknown. The failure mileage was 70,000 and current mileage was 70,250.

- St. Charles, MO, USA

problem #1

Feb 262008

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,970 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Dakota. The contact received a safety recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 07V555000 (power train: Automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift). He took his vehicle to the dealer for repair and when he retrieved it, the driver side air bag light illuminated. He believes that the recall repair caused the clock spring to fail. The repair would cost $197 to repair. The dealer stated that the clock spring was defective. The current mileage was 63,300 and failure mileage was 62,970. Update 04-02-08 the consumer stated while driving, the air bag light illuminated. There were no problems with the air bag light until after he picked the vehicle up from having a recall performed. Updated

- Litchfield, MN, USA

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