10.0

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

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problem #48

Apr 012000

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
I have a poping noise in the front end of the vehicle (2000 Dakota) this has happened since about 5000 miles, I have 50,000 on it now. I still have the problem with more frequency, it definitely sounds like the ball joint issue. We have to do something about this before some is killed, what if is was your son or daughter riding in these vehicles what would you want done. Also I have had the brake rotors turned once and replaced and now they are warped again.

- Hastings, NE, USA

problem #47

Oct 032002

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Complaint regarding the failure of the ball joints on my 2000 Dodge Dakota pick up.

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #46

Dec 152003

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
The consumer took the vehicle to the dealership for an inspection. The mechanic informed the consumer that the upper ball joints failed.

- Kenova, WV, USA

problem #45

Dec 232003

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Vehicle was taken to the dealer for routine maintenance. The mechanic at the dealer indicated that all four ball joints failed prematurely and need to be replaced soon. Please provide any additional information.

- Crestwood, IL, USA

problem #44

Dec 222003

(reported on)

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles
Consumer heard a noise coming from the front. Vehicle was taken to a tire dealer, who informed the consumer that upper ball joints were falling apart, and replaced the ball joints.

- Cartersville, GA, USA

problem #43

Dec 182003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I am responding to the news of the faulty ball joints in Dodge Dakotas. I too have a 2000 Dodge Dakota quad cab with just over 56,000 miles on it and it needs to have the ball joints replaced.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #42

Apr 262003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Right upper ball joint went bad.

- Shelocta, PA, USA

problem #41

Dec 192003

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My Dodge Dakota 2000, is shaking the front wheels and I discovered that my upper and lower ball joints are cracked. The dealer "main street Dodge" told me they will not repair this problem free because Dodge do not recall this vehicles. I offered to buy the parts and do the work myself if they tell me what is the name of these and they said they will charge me for this service of identifying the parts, too.

- Cartersville, GA, USA

problem #40

Dec 182003

Dakota

  • 45,000 miles
2000 Dakota 4X2 club cab experiencing worn ball joints at 45000 miles.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #39

Nov 202003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,900 miles
Premature failure of upper and lower ball joints on right front side.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #38

Dec 182003

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,196 miles
Upper lower balljoint corrosion: I took my Dakota R/T in for a "popping sound" that was coming from the front end. I was told by your service rep at the dealer that there was nothing wrong with my front end. I took my Dakota to a local mechanic, he told me that both my upper and lower ball joints were close to failure. I returned to henderson Dodge with my Dakota and the service dept still told me there was nothing wrong with my front end. I cannot drive my Dakota anymore due to the front end. I am very dissatisfied with Dodge product. When will you'll stand up and back your products"??"

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #37

Dec 182003

Dakota

  • miles
Have replaced upper/lower ball joints once this year. They now need to be replaced again! am now also getting "whirring noise" when I am driving. When reversing out of parking space or turning corner, pulling into driveway, get huge clanking noise consistently. Dealer refused to replace at 30,150 miles. Bought truck to Transport kids in safety. Now I Transport my 3 kids in terror. Thanks Dodge. Not.

- Lincoln Park, MI, USA

problem #36

Sep 192003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,458 miles
2000 Dodge Dakota front left ball joint broke, causing the wheel to fall off.

- Linthicum, MD, USA

problem #35

Dec 182003

(reported on)

Dakota

  • 37,000 miles
Vehicle was taken to repair shop to get a wheel alignment. Consumer was told that the alignment could not be done because the ball joints were worn out.

- Sanford, NC, USA

problem #34

Dec 182003

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
Upper left ball joints were detached and the upper right ball joints were loose. Consumer had both sides replaced.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #33

Jun 012003

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,610 miles
There was a ball joint problem in which the wheel separated from the vehicle while turning into a service station. The suspension. The consumer was also told that there was no history of problems with this make/model. The right front tire had fallen off of the vehicle. The upper ball joint looked as if it were torched. The rubber and the ball joint were completely destroyed.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #32

Nov 192003

(reported on)

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Problems with vehicle's left upper ball joint. While driving the consumer could hear a thumping noise coming from the left front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was determined that the left upper ball joint was bad. The manufacturer was contacted but denied any knowledge of the ball joint failures and refused reimbursement.

- Uknown, DC, USA

problem #31

Oct 192003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Upper and lower ball joints premature wear out 45,000 miles.

- Blue Springs, MO, USA

problem #30

Nov 032003

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles
The vehicle experienced premature wear of the upper ball joints that caused popping and rattling in the front suspension.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #29

Dec 012003

Dakota

  • miles
Consumer heard a noise coming from the left front tire. Consumer took the vehicle to gas station, and mechanic noticed that both upper and lower ball joints needed to be replaced due to corrosion.

- Grimes, IA, USA

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