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

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problem #2

Mar 152000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power windows failed to operate intermittently. Dealer notified, and unwilling to assist because vehicle was out of its warranty and not covered under a recall. Consumer states wire in colum ignition switch was broken, this wire was hot to the fuse block and powered, airbag, blower fan, windows and door locks.

- Dekalb, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 012001

Dakota 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver's and passenger's power windows failed to go up or down. Windows, radio, defroster and windshield wipers failed simultaneously.

- St. Claire Shores, MI, USA