really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,625 miles

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problem #4

Jan 011996


  • 1,000 miles
Drivers side door hinge broke 11/20/ 2010 paint off hood and top. They were painted three times while under warranty. 1996 model with 69,000 miles.

- Boomer, NC, USA

problem #3

Jun 152003


  • Manual transmission
  • 88,500 miles
The weld on the lower, driver's side, door hinge completely separated. In my attempt to get it repaired, the local welders and body shop guys told me that this was a common failure on the Dakotas and they knew exactly how to repair it. The failure of that hinge makes it dificult to get out of the vehicle-I bent the front quarter panel where the door meets it when it failed.

- Fort Hood, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 232001

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles
Frame cracked in half behind the suspension on passenger side.

- Lansdowne, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 011995


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When vehicle is driven 70 mph and above a strong whistling noise can be heard inside the vehicle.

- Riverside, CA, USA