10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 2
Average Mileage:
37,082 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2000 Dodge Dakota:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

« Read the previous 20 complaints

problem #8

Aug 112003

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Consumer states both upper ball and lower ball joints needed to be replaced. Vehicle was running without warranty. Dealer notified.

- Corder, MO, USA

problem #7

Nov 202002

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,900 miles
I have a 2000 Dodge Dakota, I have been to the dealer a countless amount of times complaining about my from, every from noise to instability, excessive bounce. I am given every excuse in the world about this problem, I have even told them what it is, the ball joints, the tell me that it wheell and they replaced them, but have same trbl over and over again, I believe something jsut need to be done, it you need professional advise or complaint go to dodgedakotas.com.

- Uppermarlboro, MD, USA

problem #6

May 222003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles
The upper driver side ball joint separated. The male end of the ball joint came apart from the female part. Dodge, under my extended warranty replaced all 4 ball joints and the two upper control arms.

- Elkridge, MD, USA

problem #5

Jul 182001

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • 19,532 miles
Numerous front suspension problems. Bad ball joint/control arm assemblies/ bad tie-rods/bad shock absorbers, and bad strut bushings. All of these issues have been replaced by the dealer. Most of the problems started at about 15000 miles, and have continued. Way too many problems at low miles. I still have problems at 51000 miles.

- Auburn Hills, MI, USA

problem #4

Jul 182001

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • 19,532 miles
Numerous front suspension problems. Bad ball joint/control arm assemblies/ bad tie-rods/bad shock absorbers, and bad strut bushings. All of these issues have been replaced by the dealer. Most of the problems started at about 15000 miles, and have continued. Way too many problems at low miles. I still have problems at 51000 miles.

- Auburn Hills, MI, USA

problem #3

May 112003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
2000 Dodge Dakota ball joints failed prematurely and wheel hub assembly came loose.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 162002

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Ball joints failed.

- Round Lake, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 012001

Dakota

  • miles
Upper ball joints were loose and have been making clunking noise when turning. Contacted dealer.

- Fredricksburg, VA, USA