definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,185 miles

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problem #5

Dec 182001

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
While driving at 15 mph the consumer turned a corner and the right front wheel snapped off. The dealer found that the upper right ball joint has malfunctioned. This caused considerable damage to the under body of the vehicle. Also the right control arm broke after the right ball joint was replaced.

- Northborough, MA, USA

problem #4

Nov 132003

Dakota 8-cyl

  • 90,923 miles
My 2000 Dodge Dakota was in the shop to have upper and lower control arms replaced on the left front side. The vehicle had 90923 miles at the time of repair, at a cost of $803.

- Burlington, WI, USA

problem #3

Oct 012003

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
I have a safety concern with my front suspension on my 2000 Dakota quad cab 4X4. I hear a popping noise coming from the front shock and control arm area. I also notice excessive abnormal wear on recently new tires. I also hear a lot of tire noise when driving and some front end shake.

- Nampa, ID, USA

problem #2

May 222002


  • miles
While driving 35 mph vehicle started to shake and could not turn. After stopping and looking at vehicle saw front tie rod had come apart.towed vehicle to dealer who determined tir rod came apart and the upper and lower ball joints are bad.

- Dry Prong, LA, USA

problem #1

Dec 011999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer noticed a popping sensation coming from front end. Left front ball joint replaced, steering shaft freplaced, however popping noise still exists. Consumer states vehicle pulls to the right and there is tire wear.

- Coco, FL, USA