pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
77,975 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace window regulator (5 reports)
2001 Dodge Dakota windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 012010

Dakota SLT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles


Had the truck in the shop for complete transmission rebuild (that's no surprise for owners of THIS vehicle) and the window regulator went out. The dealership covered that one. I left and the other one (rear drivers side) went out. It was slow when at the dealership and they took note but said it was probably the rubber getting stuck in the hot weather??? When I returned they said my warranty was out. After fussing with them...they reluctantly fixed this rear window regulator. Then about a month later the master regulator went out. No help there. I have had to replace all four window regulators (1 still waiting for me to have the $87 needed to buy the part). Hard since I just had the bushings repaired during Christmas and the freeze plugs the following week!!! This truck is a piece of junk!!!

- , San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 052008

Dakota ES V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles

Same problem I had previously Different window I am get damn tired of paying for these things

Update from Dec 3, 2012: Two more windows have failed

- , Aurora, CO, USA

problem #3

Jun 232007

Dakota ES V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,876 miles

This truck has been a great Truck, except for this problem. the cause of the problem is a 15 cent plastic part

but you cannot replace, No you have to replace the complete power window linkage, at a cost of nearly

300.00 dollars. I'm lucky in one way, my Son knows how to replace,so I don't have to pay for the 2000.00

dollars in labor.

- , Aurora, CO, USA

problem #2

Oct 252012

Dakota 4.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles

window regulator broke, in driver's side, fixed for 300, then passenger side failed, just put a 2x4 under it and called it "fixed" as I'm not going to keep chasing these faulty window regulators around....

- , Cottonwood, AL, USA

problem #1

Jul 062005

Dakota SLT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles

I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab that has plastic parts on the window regulators. They overheat in the summer sun and fall apart inside the door and the next thing you know the window falls down open usually through an infinity premium sound speaker causing more expense. I was surprised to see it happen to the first window which was the drivers side. then every few weeks another would break and fall down in the summer. The Chrysler dealership charged me $990.00 each time to have it fixed. The next summer the same thing happened again and two windows broke and fell down. This time I had my mechanic at unical fix it. They lasted a few summers and broke again. I then had my handyman find metal window regulators for the same truck on Amazon.com. The part cost around 60 bucks. he put them in for 100 bucks a window. So far no more problems, except now the truck broke down with engine problems...what a lemon.

- , Cathedral City, CA, USA

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