really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
120,263 miles

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problem #5

Feb 072016


  • 200,000 miles
"takata recall" the power steering continues to leak even after several repairs have been made.

- National City, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 172014


  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that there was inadequate clearance between the front driver side brake tube and the power steering hose, which caused the power steering hose to become punctured. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 00V193000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,000.

- New Albany , IN, USA

problem #3

May 022011

Dakota 8-cyl

  • 66,313 miles
Brake lines rusted-lost all the fluid. The brake lines had to be replaced and fabricated by the repair shop.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #2

May 292014

Dakota 8-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
My front brakes keep sticking. This is the third time it's happened. I've replaced the pads, calipers, discs and lines twice now. I just finished that repair about 5000 miles ago because of the same problem. Last week, smoke pours out of my front right wheel well, and the truck is pulling and vibrating.....same issue. Why does my truck keep doing this?

- Myakka City, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 012009


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated while driving various speeds with the brake pedal engaged, the front brakes locked without warning and a strong burning odor and smoke emitted. The failure was experienced several times. The rotors, calipers and master cylinder were replaced twice. The failure was not corrected. The vehicle continued to smoke when the brakes were applied. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 48,000.

- Clinton , MI, USA