really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,199 miles

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problem #4

Dec 012006

Dakota 6-cyl

  • 118,795 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that when the ignition was turned to the on position, steam appeared from the vents. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the heating coil spring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 118,795. Updated 02/10/16;updated 04/30/18

- Wakeeney, KS, USA

problem #3

Jul 172011


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Dakota quad cab. The contact stated that the vehicle stalls without warning. The vehicle has no power steering or brakes when the failure occurred. The contact also stated that the vehicle does not sputter or hesitate prior to stalling and when the security warning light is flashing, he is not able to start the vehicle. The contact has to play with the remote to get the light to turn off, and stated that all of the gauges on the instrument panel stopped working when the failure occurred. The vehicle had not been inspected. The VIN was not available and the failure mileage was 78,000. The current mileage was 78,900.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 062008


  • 45,000 miles
Engine overheated relay and relay board melted. Can not replace relay Dodge knows of the problem and sells a relay relocation device. This is defect and they know it.

- Centereach, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 292003

(reported on)


  • 35,000 miles
The spark plugs knock in the engine, causing damage to the intake gasket. Dealer replaced the intake gasket.

- Waxhaw, NC, USA