hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Dodge Dakota accessories - exterior problems

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2002 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 022008

Dakota 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles


My windshield is being scratched because of dry wiper blades contacting the initial dry glass before the washer pump engages, then the blades will oscillate about 6 times before even a dribble of water will show up. The lines were pressurized and jetted both with air and water. The dealer told me that I would have to replace the pump. The visibility is good when it rains. New arms and blade assemblies were installed. Vision is not safe at 25mph. At 55mph when the pump is engaged it seems that water is being siphened and a better coverage of the glass occurs.

- Harbor, OR, USA

problem #1

Oct 182004

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 69,000 miles
The module controlling my 2002 Dodge Dakota's headlight's, windshield wipers, interiot lights failed. Symptoms are shockingly close to those of the recall (I do have a manual transmission). Headlights failed, brights failed, wipers failed. Only turn signals horn and caution lights remain. Dealer refuses to admit it is related to recall. Symptoms are the same! what do I do about this!?

- Hudson, OH, USA

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