pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
62,418 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2002 Dodge Dakota drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 152010

Dakota Sport 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,401 miles


When engaging 4x4 by turning the switch on the dash, the green light at the switch flashes on 4x4 mode for a while and then returns to be a steady green on 2x4 mode.

- , Kamloops, BC, canada

problem #1

Feb 202009

Dakota SXT 3.9L

  • Manual transmission
  • 86,435 miles

Back in February while grocery shopping I came back out to my truck and went to turn on the defroster to melt snow on the windshield and noticed I had no blower. I checked the fuses and nothing had tripped. When I got home I called several auto parts stores to ask if they knew of any problems concerning Dakotas with blower problems. I was told the resistor might have blown. I ordered a new one and replaced it. While doing the replacement I disconnected the battery as I was working near the passenger side airbag and didn't want it to inadvertently activate it. Once the I finished replacing the resistor I reconnected the battery. Several hours later I needed to use the 4wd and found I couldn't engage it because none of the lights that indicate what position the transfer case is in would come on and the switch which is electronic wouldn't shift the truck into 4wd. I haven't been able to find a reason why the switch would quit working after disconnecting the battery or how to repair this short of going to a repair shop. Does anyone know of a solution to this????

And to complicate this the blower now works intermittently or if left on will come on when it fells like it. It worked fine for two weeks then started with the problem. I have plenty of heat cause I can feel it coming up thru the defroster vent. The low setting never worked prior to the resistor blowing but works now. Again does anyone know of a solution to this and could this be tied to the 4wd switch problem???

- , Vernon, CT, USA

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