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problem #2

Aug 262002

Dakota 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that vehicle's computer is defective. Dealer notified. The vehicle failed state emission test and the dealer replaced spark plugs and serviced the fuel injection. But the vehicle failed the emission test again. Another mechanic stated that the catalytic converter could possibly be the cause.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 242000


  • 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