really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #2

Apr 012004

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Headlight switch an wiring harness shorted out. Took to dealer an had repaired, mechanic said all 1995 an 1996 dakatas an Ram had a problem with the wiring, do to to towing it put to much of an over load on the wiring which shorted it out the wires an switch no wouldn't this be a safety hazard an Dodge should remedy this.

- Lakeworth, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 131997


  • miles
While driving vehicle smelled of wire burning and the headlights went out. This was due to the headlight switch burning. Owner has replaced switch.

- Herington, KS, USA