really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,500 miles

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problem #4

Nov 272002

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Radio was popping during drive from seattle to Montana. After a dinner break in Idaho, engine died after driving across bridge to get back on freeway. Smoke was issuing from hood (rear drivers side of hood) before coasting to a stop. Vehicle engine compartment and engine were completely destroyed - vehicile totalled. Fire chief (shoshone county, Idaho) said it looked like the fire started either in or under the fuse box under hood. Dodge sent a fire engineer to inspect vehicled but won't share the results.

- Auburn, WA, USA

problem #3

May 172002


  • miles
While traveling on highway noticed radio pop. Then, white smoke started coming from vent. Vehicle was on fire. Fire started from engine.

- Ft Lewis, WA, USA

problem #2

Mar 182001

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
As I was driving along, the vehicle shut off, and smoke came out of the hood. I opened the hood, and all the wiring in the engine bay was on fire. The truck was a complete loss due to fire damage.

- Simsbury, CT, USA

problem #1

Jan 262001


  • miles
Vehicle gave no warning to fire operated fine until shut down to investigate smoke. Dealership is not wanting me to know cause of failty wire at power distribution center.

- Humble, TX, USA