10.0

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

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problem #57

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

problem #56

Jun 012001

Dakota

  • miles
Rear drums and front rotors have warped under light driving conditions.

- Magnolia, TX, USA

problem #55

Nov 012000

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Rotors have excessivly warped twice in 23K miles. Common problem.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #54

Jul 172000

Dakota

  • miles
Warped front rotors causing severe vibration in streering wheel at critical braking situations, like coming down hills in tenn. Or pulling a trailer.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #53

Nov 252000

Dakota

  • miles
Just another one on many rotor failures on Dakotas.

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #52

Oct 112001

(reported on)

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front brake rotors are prematurely warping. Rotors have been resurfaced at 8,000/ 17,000 and 23,000 miles, cause unknown. Dealer cannot identify cause.

- Edgewood, WA, USA

problem #51

Jul 292001

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake rotors are warped. When applying brakes they will pulsate or flutter. Also, vehicle has extended stopping distance. Contacted dealer, and had to replace rotors.

- Foss, OK, USA

problem #50

Aug 012001

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Seems to be a common problem many Dakota owners are complaining of the same symptoms. During braking from any speed the entire truck shakes violently. I think that they have defective rotors or drums.

- Wynantskill, NY, USA

problem #49

Nov 052000

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Experiencing severe brake rotor warpage after approx. 14K miles of 80% highway driving. The truck is not used for hauling or towing although it is intended for such as it has the towing package option. The truck has been in for this problem on two occasions. The first occasion, the dealer turned rotors at no cost. Pads were still in good condition. The second time, at nearly 36K miles, rotors will be at min thickness if turned, but original pads still have 1/2 material left. Truck still has original tires as well. I am concerned that if I were to use the truck at the capacity it is intended (towing or hauling), I would experience severe brake fade or even failure due to the overheating condition that is present with the highway driving I am doing now. At this point, neither the dealer nor the manufacturer will honor this claim. They have classified the condition as normal wear. I disagree as the pads should be wearing faster than the rotors. I have also filed a complaint with the better business bureau. I want to have the front brake system replaced with one that will perform properly and safely under all conditions that the vehicle was intended to operate under. Thank you for any assistance you can appropriately provide in this matter.

- Fogelsville, PA, USA

problem #48

Sep 072000

Dakota

  • miles
I continue to have problems with my rotors on my Dakota. My first complaint was at 3286 miles, the brakes were making a rubbing noise. The rotors were machined at 22173 miles. The rotors were replaced at 35500, 47095 and once again today at 62000. When I first complained about this problem I was told it was my driving habits (I.e. city driving) I drive 100 miles/day on the highway for work. Something should be done about this braking problem before someone gets hurt.

- Franklin, OH, USA

problem #47

Sep 052001

(reported on)

Dakota

  • miles
You will see if you go to the web sight given you that many people are complaining about Dodge's drums and rotors going out at low mileage times. My Dodge is very new and so far have not had that problem. But it seems to me that Dodge is having a problem with these parts. They say that the rotors are cheap plastic. Looking at the years of these trucks. This has been going on for years.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #46

Dec 011999

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Dealer turned rotors @ 17,000 M. @ cost to me of $128 rotors warped @ 22,000 M. and I have lived with them. I am looking for replacment rotors that aren't made by Dodge.

- Helendale, CA, USA

problem #45

Aug 102001

Dakota

  • miles
Clutch system/flywheel failed due to excessive heat. Vehicle had not been used for towing or hauling, and had relatively low miles. Front brake rotors and rear brake drums were warped and had to be machined to specifications. No work was covered by manufacturers warranty or extended warranty.

- Fairmont, WV, USA

problem #44

Oct 302000

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Poor rotor quality. In speaking with many other Dakota owners, aftermarket rotors fixes this problem.

- Mount Juliet, TN, USA

problem #43

Aug 272001

(reported on)

Dakota

  • miles
Brakes have a pulsesating feel. Had the front rotors turned and this took care of the problem for approximately 5 months. It's pulsesating again.

- Arlington, TN, USA

problem #42

Jul 102001

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Have been to the dealer at least 7 times with problem with vehicle hopping and jumping during braking, between the speeds of 40 to 30 and under. The dealer has turned the front rotors twice and replaced them once. The rear drums have also been turned and replaced. The problem still exists not only is it annoying it could be a very real safety issue.

- Fort Leonard Wood, MO, USA

problem #41

Jul 312001

Dakota

  • miles
05/30/2000- 10402 miles front rotors warped, rotors replaced. 10/20/2000 16936 miles, rotors found warped again, "updated" parts on order, still only 6534 miles since the new rotors were installed. 02/26/2001 22066 miles, "updated" parts installed for previous warped rotors on 10/20/2000, still under 12 months or 12,000 miles for the parts warranty. 07/31/2001 26790, rotors were found warped again and only 4724 miles driven. The dealer told me it was my "driving habit" and they have had no other problem with Dakota's brakes, they wanted to charge me for repairs and I inquired about their 12 month or 12,000 mile warranty that is offered on the repair receipt. I just don't believe these rotors are designed properly and it is not my driving habit. I go mostly on the interstate highway to get to my job.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #40

Jul 312001

Dakota

  • miles
05/30/2000- 10402 miles front rotors warped, rotors replaced. 10/20/2000 16936 miles, rotors found warped again, "updated" parts on order, still only 6534 miles since the new rotors were installed. 02/26/2001 22066 miles, "updated" parts installed for previous warped rotors on 10/20/2000, still under 12 months or 12,000 miles for the parts warranty. 07/31/2001 26790, rotors were found warped again and only 4724 miles driven. The dealer told me it was my "driving habit" and they have had no other problem with Dakota's brakes, they wanted to charge me for repairs and I inquired about their 12 month or 12,000 mile warranty that is offered on the repair receipt. I just don't believe these rotors are designed properly and it is not my driving habit. I go mostly on the interstate highway to get to my job.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #39

Aug 022001

(reported on)

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Replaced front rotors under warranty at 12,000 miles at 15000 had rotors turned know at 28000 rotors are warped again vehicle shakes violently, Chrysler(manufacture not dealership) says they have not heard of problem before, dealer can not replace rotors under warranty because Chrysler wont let them. I must now pay out of my pocket for something that should be covered under my warranty, and have had replaced twice before.

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #38

Jul 302001

(reported on)

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Brake rotors need to be turned every 10000 miles, they are junk, and need to be looked at.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

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