really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91 miles

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2002 Dodge Dakota fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 112003

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91 miles


There are so many problems that it is hard to really point one out that I am most concerned with. First of all it started with the transmission problem. Then it lead into what the manufacturer says is an electrical problem. Then the replacement of the entire fuel delivery system. Now we are at a standstill since they say that it is working as designed. They also say that it is expected to see the erratic behavior from the motor. I am confused since they say that the computer adjusts and then it won't allow the car to run at optimal effectiveness. Does this mean that it is designed to run at less than optimal effectiveness? I have had a smell come out of the air as though the vehicle was completely flooded. The front suspension makes threatening sounds and the back wobbles like a serpent. The brakes jitter and I have had to pay for rentals at times when the manufacturer approved the reimbursement. The statement for denial of reimbursement was "the after market alarm caused it". they were the sponsors and initiators of this company since I bought it at the dealership included in my price.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

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