definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,844 miles

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2002 Dodge Dakota steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 042004

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Rack and pinion, and tie rod failure after 2 years on Dodge Dakota....tire rotation store informed me that wheel was in danger of coming off. Rack and pinion gear and tie rod replaced at cost of $1,000. Was "worn" there was no damage to the pieces. A search of the web indicates that there are numerous complaints of wheels coming off, ball joints, and tie rods failing on the durango/Dakota front clip. Will it take a death for Chrysler to recall these vehicles" I have driven for 35 years and never had a failure in suspensin like this. This has been "under investigation" for 3 years. Why is that"

- Alabaster, AL, USA

problem #1

May 222003

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,689 miles
Only 27689 miles safety front end components failed power steering rack seal leaking fluid.sway bar bushings were replaced.seat right rear coming apart pass side plastic recliner handle broke my 2002 Dodge Dakota quad cab 4X4 sport has had suspension problems, and brake problems. The upper and lower control arms and ball joints make a popping sound when step on brakes or make a sharp left turn. I now have 29900 miles and the pounding and noise have not stopped. Vehicle feels like you will loose control when going over bumps in the highway.

- Hartford, CT, USA

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