10.0

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

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problem #17

Feb 212001

(reported on)

Dakota

  • miles
At 35,000 miles front brake rotors had to be replaced. Prior to this, rotors were turned at 16,000 miles and 21,000 miles. Also, if cruise control is set between 58-60mph vehicle will suddenly downshift 3 gears and will go to 4500 rpms, and then accelerate suddenly to 65 mph. Consumer has taken vehicle to dealer times, but has received no satisfaction. Cause is unknown.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #16

Dec 082000

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Front brake rotors warped, dealer replaced at no cost, dealer said this is a big problem and they do not know what is causing it.

- Watervliet, NY, USA

problem #15

Aug 012000

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Brake rotors warped so severely after 15000 mi of normal driving that braking was dangerous due to vibration. Dealership replaced rotors, and they warped again within 2500 mi after repair. Dodge wants to charge me $700 for repairs due to their defect!

- Salida, CO, USA

problem #14

Jun 012000

Dakota

  • miles
Rotors have been turned and resurfaced three times, and replaced once. Dealer refusing to honor warranty.

- Eatonville, WA, USA

problem #13

Jan 102001

(reported on)

Dakota 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This vehicle has a little more than 12,000 miles on it, and it has been at repair shop twice for warped rotors. Brake pedall goes to floor when brake pedal is pressed. On. dealer has been contacted.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #12

Jan 102001

(reported on)

Dakota

  • miles
Premature wear of brake rotors. Dealer has replaced rotors four times.

- Myakka City, FL, USA

problem #11

Nov 032000

(reported on)

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Rotors warped, dealer says fix when replace brakes at 25000 mi. Are they kidding?

- Granville, OH, USA

problem #10

Oct 132000

Dakota

  • miles
I took the vehicle into the dealer at 7000 miles for the rotors being gouged. The dealer said it was normal. Called customer service in Michigan and they told the dealer to replace the rotors. One thousand miles later they are gouged again and squealing. Service advisor told me that brake system is under designed for vehicle weight and can't do anything for me. Please help. My brakes on other new Dodge didn't do this until 15 to 20K. Lots of excessive brake dust. Something must be wrong. Thanks.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

problem #9

Oct 132000

Dakota

  • miles
I took the vehicle into the dealer at 7000 miles for the rotors being gouged. The dealer said it was normal. Called customer service in Michigan and they told the dealer to replace the rotors. One thousand miles later they are gouged again and squealing. Service advisor told me that brake system is under designed for vehicle weight and can't do anything for me. Please help. My brakes on other new Dodge didn't do this until 15 to 20K. Lots of excessive brake dust. Something must be wrong. Thanks.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

problem #8

Oct 132000

(reported on)

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Brakes jumpy have been replaced/repaired 3 times, rotors replaced 2 (5,000 mi between replacement).

- Charles Town, WV, USA

problem #7

Mar 152000

Dakota

  • miles
Rotors warped and brakes pulsating, dealer replaced rotors, started again at 16K miles, dealer turned rotors, same problem 19000.

- Hortense, GA, USA

problem #6

Mar 302000

Dakota

  • miles
Both front brake rotors warped.

- Pacifica, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 112000

(reported on)

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Faulty brake rotors caused the vehicle to shake. Nlm

- Royse City, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 072000

(reported on)

Dakota

  • miles
Brake rotors kept warping for no reason. Brakes would shake when applied. Took vehicle to dealership & mechanic could not locate cause of rotors warping. Replaced rotors again. This was second time they have been replaced.

- Belleville, IL, USA

problem #3

Mar 012000

Dakota

  • miles
At approximently 9000 mi. I noticed that the vehicale started to shimmy when the brakes were applied. Then at apporx. 14,000 I took the truck to a Dodge mech. And had the front rotors looked at. The mech. States that the rotors are warped and need to be machined. I think the problem is in the brake pads, causing the rotors to get hot at a faster rate. At this pace I will have to replace the rotors way before I have to replace the pads. I think I know alot about cars and that does not seem right. Thank you.

- Pine Grove, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 202000

Dakota

  • miles
While driving on a road with many turns the brakes overheated to the point that the rotors had discolored and smoke was coming from the brakes.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 072000

(reported on)

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front brakes keep warping due to extreme heat. Dealer has resurfaced brakes, and replaced rotors. But defect keeps reoccurring.

- Corvett, OR, USA