definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,004 miles

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2003 Dodge Dakota brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 082006

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,004 miles


On September 8 2006 my service engine light came on as I was driving home. While climbing a hill the engine started to miss fire and the truck was running very rough. When I crested the hill the vehicle stalled and I lost power brakes and steering. There was no traffice so I was able to pull over and stop the vehicle safely. I looked under the hood and seen that the vacuum line was rotted in half. I tried to restart the vehicle and it would not run. I spliced the line and was able to get the vehicle home. I was then looking under the hood and noticed that the vacuum booster for the brakes has rust on it. I called the Chrysler customer care line and they told me that they had never heard of that happing on a 2003. They asked me the milage and I told them it had 45000 miles on it. I was then instructed to take the vehicle to a Chrysler dealer and have it checked so they could see if there was a problem with the car. I took the vehicle to richland county Chrysler in richland center wi. They told me that they would look at it as see if there was a problem. They looked at the vehicle and told me that yes the vacuum lines are rotted and that the brake booster is rusting. They would not repair the vehicle and charged me $80 to look at it. I have the old vacuum lines that are rotted and I also have the rusted vacuum booster.

- Richland Center, WI, USA

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