hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
127,554 miles

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problem #1

Oct 272006

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,554 miles
October 27, 2006 I took 2 friends to town and when the person in the middle seat could not get the seat belt to release after several tries I cut the seat belt to get him out. November 2, 2006 I was picking up my husband from the doctors office and my seat belt would not release and again I had to cut the seat belt, so I could get out. On a recent trip of 2400 miles the oil gauge was passed the middle of the gauge which near the (H) when this started happening the dash lights went out and I had to stop and let the motor completely cool down before the lights would work again in the dash. On the way home from Michigan the accelorator pedel fell off in the mountains in Georgia and I had to put the plastic holders on very carefully so I could get to the next town and there a auto parts store employee put a (C) clamp on the holder to secure the pedal enough for me to make it home. I still had 400 miles to go and was very apprehensive all the way home and now with the seat belt failures I am very uncomfortable driving the truck. We are retired and can not afford to buy another vehicle or we would put this in the junk yard. This has been a very good truck up until now and we have never abused it in any way and never had an accident.

- Hollister, FL, USA