10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,310 miles

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problem #77

May 292002

(reported on)

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Had to replace front rotors three times, 24000 miles,29000 miles, and 33000 miles for warped rotors, causing the breaks to pulsate when applied.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #76

May 102002

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Warped brake rotors are causing vehicle to lose control. This will be the fourth set of rotors in 28000 miles. The dealer talked me into paying for new pads last time because he said brake problems are not covered under warranty after 12000 miles. Why isn't the NHTSA responding to this unsafe issue? the majority of complaints on your web site is about warped rotors on Dodge Dakotas. Please respond!!

- Watervliet, NY, USA

problem #75

Apr 152002

Dakota

  • miles
Front brake rotors warped, ,turned at dealers expense:problem addvised V-8 Dakotas are having this problem. Not present in 6 or 4 cyl models. Rotor substandard for brakeng weight of engine.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #74

Apr 012002

Dakota 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rotors need to be replaced due to corrosion and chipping on brakes. Contacted dealer, and the dealer was not willing to do anything. Consumers vehicle is experiencing premature failure of front rotors. Metal on rotors is flaking off and peeling away, because of this the front disc brake pads have to be replaced, even though they are about half worn. Dealer notified. Owner feels this is a defective part problem and should be replaced by manufacturer not at owners expense.

- White Hamm, PA, USA

problem #73

Mar 152002

Dakota

  • miles
Rotors have warpped untimely check website dodgedakota.com note all the front rotor warpping. Dodge mechanic advised he see a lot of these in the V-8 Dakotas, his opinion is the rotors are not suitable for the engine weight while brakeing. Could lead to loss of control and possible accidents.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #72

Nov 301999

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Is anyone reading these complaints on Dakota brake rotors"!? I am on my 4th set of front rotors, which are already warped. Each set goes about 10-11K untill needing resurfacing/ replacement.. my local dealership actually billed some of my visits for rotors in a manner that the dealership I bought it from can't even understand what was done. I no longer tow anything, trying to make the rotors last longer- why did I waste money ordering the heavyduty tow package? I am sick of these brakes, like so many other Dakota owners. How many complaints does it take" nlm

- Belle Plaine, MN, USA

problem #71

Oct 052000

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front brakes rotor problem, replaced sever times, rotors are warped or have excessive run out, can not find the cause. Resulting in vehicle vibration when the brakes are applied. Replaced front disc rotors several times.

- Champlin, MN, USA

problem #70

Feb 232002

(reported on)

Dakota

  • miles
Bad rotors after 12,000K, dealer will not cover. Low idle and engine studdering at 400 RPM after 2 PCM recalls for reprograming, dealer can't find problem with idle. Problem with the baffles in the gas tank, you can feel the fuel moving around when you come to a stop at about 3/4 full tank. Condensation in oil filler cap. Sounds like I bought a 2000 Dakota. I've found countless entries of the same complaints on the internet. Nhts need to get on Chrysler about these problems befor someone really gets hurt. Specialy the problem with the brakes.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #69

Jan 302002

Dakota

  • miles
I purchased the 2000 Dodge Dakota clb. New. I noticed the shimmy in the brakes with less than 5000 miles.it was not so bad as to affect the safety of the vehicle and it was covered under warranty. At 11,430 miles the dealer turned the front roters upon my insistance that the shimmy was a safety problem.they did not replace the roters. At 22,994 miles I returned the truck to the dealer with the same problem as before. I was told that the front roters as well as the rear drums needed to be replaced, and these items were not covered under warrenty after 12months or 12000 miles. That they were wear items that were omited from the 36month or 36,000 mile bumper to bumper warrenty as advertised when I purchased the truck. I was told that even though the problem was a reocurrence of a previous problem. The dealership could not treat it as a warrenty problem again. I have spoken to 3 other ase certifyed mechanics that say that roters and drums should not warp in such a short time and that roters and drums are not wear items, pads and shoes, however, are. I have been in comunication with several other 2000/2001 Dodge Dakota owners and 90% of them have had brake problems just like me. I am sure Chrysler/Dodge is fully aware of the unsafe/ faulty brake components that have been placed on their vehicles, but are not willing to come forward and recall the inferior parts without being forced to by someone other than the consumer. Chrysler has modified the 2002 models so as to not have this problem now. The cost to replace the front roters and the rear drums was $544 quoted to me. I do not believe that consumers should have to pay for a manufacturers willfull use of inferior parts. Thank you for looking into this unethical action. Les maxwell.

- Jonesboro, AR, USA

problem #68

Aug 262000

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Rotors refaced by dealer at 11848 miles, warped again and replaced at 22946, warped again at 33000 and I'm now out of warranty. Continuous problem from Dodge Dakota's. please push for a recall so all of us can be compensated.

- Noblesville, IN, USA

problem #67

Jul 062001

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Front brake rotors warping every 2000 miles.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #66

Sep 012000

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
The factory brakes warp and cause excessive shaking when brakes are applied. Defective rotors. I've heard a lot of other Dodge owners are having similar problems, and it seems pretty unreasonable to have to replace my rotors and hubs every 5K-10K miles. The truck is great, but the brakes are poorly engineered or designed.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #65

Jan 012002

Dakota

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated the vehicle shakes violently when coming to a gradual or a sudden stop, dealer has not to be contacted. Consumer stated he did contact the dealer and was informed that they would no longer correct the problem under warranty, since the front rotors had been replaced 3 times prior.

- San Pedro, CA, USA

problem #64

Jul 252001

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle accelerates to 3800 RPM in first gear going down hill. Vehicle does not slow with compression until this point. Must ride brakes to slow. Brakes get hot rotor warps. Brake failure. Manufacturer will not address; not warranted even with maxicare warranty.

- Mckinleyville, CA, USA

problem #63

Jun 192000

Dakota

  • miles
About every 12-15K miles, the rotors on the front of the vehicle warped and either have to be replaced or turned. I have never had a vechicle that warped roters...let alone one that warps them so often. The manufacture says it's normal wear and tear and will not cover it. I have seen several people complaining about the same problem with their truck.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #62

Dec 012000

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Front brake rotors have been warping since the vehicle was purchased. First reported at 8833 miles. Rotors were replaced. Second report was at 16157 miles; rotors were replaced again. Vehicle now has 20850 miles and brakes are pulsating again. Vehicle has been taken to three dealers over the past two years. All three dealers have been reluctant to admit there is a manufacturer's problem with the front rotors. Each has indicated that the problem is caused by "driver habits". how can three sets of brake rotors warp in less than 21,000 miles?

- Auburn, CA, USA

problem #61

Nov 012000

Dakota 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front rotors are warping on a regular basis. Rotors were replaced at 18000/40000/47000/57000. Currently at 59000 miles, rotors need replacement again. Consumer states the front and rear brakes were replaced this time, vehicle has 68000 miles and it feels as if the front brakes are hanging up, there is a lot of brake dust on the rims and rotors, in the winter time the brakes would lock up and cause the vehicle to skid.

- Petersburg, NY, USA

problem #60

Oct 152000

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying brakes vehicle will vibrate. Dealer replaced both front rotors at 10000/ 19000 and 26000 miles. At this time, rotors need to be replaced again.

- Champlain, MN, USA

problem #59

May 152000

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Every 9000-10000 mi. Front rotors warp and pulsate reducing braking ability.

- Seymour, CT, USA

problem #58

Apr 152001

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Rear brake rotors/drums are warped, this was under normal wear and tear, need to be recalled and replaced,

- Austin, TX, USA

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