2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,593 miles

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problem #7

Aug 222018

Dakota

  • 130,000 miles
Bad rust issue to areas including front and rear bumber, the entire bed including mounting points, fenders, cab corners and frame. Lost fender flare twice due to rust and almost caused an accident the entire bed slid back and almost fell off and fenders and bumbers are basically rust and need replaced, wheel wells on bed are falling apart causing a safety issue if I haul anything

- North Vernon, IN, USA

problem #6

Mar 272016

Dakota

  • 0 miles
Complaint #10734989 7-19-2015.no response from you. Calling and sending E mails since October 2013 not just your department! no one will help. You, Dodge or the person when I was sitting on the side of 71S. & promised someone would call me back - oh it was Friday afternoon and everyone was leaving work! no one will help me resolve this.do I and have to get killed before anyone will start to listen! purchased this vehicle in July 2010.when driving at a speed of 65, long distance the engine light comes on, slows me down to 45. The engine makes the loudest whinning (like something is stuck under the hood) like it wants to blow up!!!pull over - wait til the light goes off. Temperature gauges do not show overheating. I've started replacing parts.still light comes on and slows me down to 45 I actually am very upset about no one helping me. I was told to take to dealer when it does it..I did and they can't find anything wrong because light is now off to drive it there. They tell me to leave it and they will go thru it. "I don't have the money to have them do this" my life as well as my grandchildren, father, me and anyone that I have had in this car is at risk. Being on the side of the expressways or exit ramps waiting for this light to go off with semi's, cars, flying by. People are driving off roads with distracted driving hitting people parked on the side. I don't want to be a fatality! my grandchildren were in the back seat and I was parked along I96. My father (alz) was in the car while I was parked on US23. My husband and I...when do I get help. When someone is dead. Please please is it the cvt!!! I don't know anymore.... I was depending on you to help me or Dodge. I have to drive to nc and I am actually scared to drive the distance.

- Uniontown, OH, USA

problem #5

Mar 152009

Dakota

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Dakota 4X4. The contact stated that when driving, the rear tires would suddenly lock up. He had to press the overdrive button to stop the failure. The contact stated that the problem caused him to have to replace two transmissions. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where the transmissions were replaced. The manufacturer had not been notified. The current mileage was 131,625. The failure mileage was approximately 90,000.

- Hazel Hurst, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 152003

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,077 miles
Rear diff went out

- Winthrop, AR, USA

problem #3

Apr 152003

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,077 miles
Rear diff went out

- Winthrop, AR, USA

problem #2

Sep 252002

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear end of truck is failing. This problem is occurring on many other Dakota's and there is shortage of used and replacement parts.

- Columbus, NC, USA

problem #1

Nov 242000

Dakota

  • miles
Speedometer does not operate smoothly. On acceleration or deceleration movement is erratic (jerky); it moves as if it is getting stuck. Dealer has replaced the instrument cluster 3 times with no improvement. They now say this operation is 'normal' beacuse it is electronic and computer controlled. They now appear to be unwilling to do anything else to the truck. The suspension pops/clunks when making sharp right turns. It occasionally will also pop when stopping and immediately again upon startup (going straight). The intensity of the noise varies. Dealer says they can't find the problem until it gets worse.

- Orlando, FL, USA