hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,288 miles

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2003 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 132014


  • 95,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed at night, the headlights failed. The contact mentioned that neither the low beam nor the high beam work properly. The dealer advised that the electrical central module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made ware of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- Akron , OH, USA

problem #3

Mar 252008

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,700 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Dakota. While driving between 5-10 mph, the contact heard a loud thud coming from the axle area. The four wheel drive indicator light illuminated and the headlights, interior lights, and windshield wipers failed completely. Eventually, the horn began to sound intermittently, the windshield wipers began wiping automatically, and the low fuel indicator light illuminated and continued to chime. The contact believes that all the failures were related to the central timer module. NHTSA campaign id number 02V322000 (exterior lighting:headlights switch) was referenced. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 66,000 and failure mileage was 65,700.

- Los Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Dec 122007

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,250 miles
25jan06 tell Dodge dealer that pass window inop from pass side switch works from drivers side switch. Dodge replace switch. 20apr06 tell Dodge dealer pass window inop from pass side but works from drivers side. Dodge couldn't find anything wrong. Persists up to 7dec07, hopefully my mechanic found the trouble. 1dec07 "service 4WD" light came on 3dec07 called to get apptmt for truck 4dec07 remote door entry wouldn't work or door lock for all doors on driver arm rest, windshield washer and wiper pulse wouldn't work 5dec07 headlights did not come on during evening traffic commute, turn signals worked 7dec07 take truck to shop finds short to ground in circuit to into lights (fuse#1) pnk wire near parking brake petal, replace central timer module (P/N 56049072al).

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #1

Dec 122004

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,200 miles
Recall 04V216000/windshield wiper module motor: After this recall repair was performed on the consumer vehicle. The consumer states, that whenever the vehicle is being driven in inclement conditions it causes the windshield wipers and the headlight to stop operating. The dealer was not notified at this time.

- Glendora, CA, USA

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