definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,622 miles

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problem #5

Feb 152001

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 74,800 miles
Upper and lower control arms failed. The parts were replaced twice. However, the problem still exists.

- Marstons Mills, MA, USA

problem #4

Jun 202002

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 49,476 miles
Kept feeling a vibration in the steering and an occasional clung. Took it into the dealer who diagnosed it to be a loose upper ball joint. The dealer replaced the upper left control arm and problem was resolved, but at my expense. I have been hearing about balljoint problems on these vehicles so I thought I would file a complaint to add my problem to the list.

- Johnson City, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 312003

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,832 miles
Upper control arms loose, defective, plus steering linkage needs to be replaced.

- Groton, CT, USA

problem #2

Aug 122003


  • miles
Consumer states that upper control arm has failed.

- Sunman, IN, USA

problem #1

Aug 252001


  • miles
During normal operation there was a noise coming from front of vehicle. Dealership examined vehicle, and determined upper left ball joint and upper left control arm were beginning to separate. Dealership performed repairs, but problem occurred again as consumer was driving away from dealership. Second incident resulted when mechanic failed to tighten bolts, allowing problem to reappear. Please provide any additional information/ attachments.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA