pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,400 miles

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problem #5

Mar 112005

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 37,000 miles
Upon starting the vehicle consumer was unable to shift gears to third. Also, vehicle failed to go into reverse. Excessive force had to be applied to clutch to get it to go into reverse. Then, vehicle stalled. When the tow truck arrived consumer was able to change gears with 2 fingers. Dealership was currently taking the transmission apart, but indicated that the failure may be due to a bad flywheel. Two tsbs, #6089740 and #6089792 were issued on this failure.

- Silverdale, WA, USA

problem #4

Nov 012002


  • miles
When starting vehicle with foot on brake pedal, consumer states the vehicle will roll backwards. Dealer has been contacted.

- Tucsan, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jul 182001

(reported on)


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Brakes shake violently when braking normally; transmission pops out of first gear (manual transmission).

- Natchitoches, LA, USA

problem #2

Feb 052001


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
My transmission sticks at intermitent times the first time it did this I was going 75ph on the freeway and could not get the vehicle back into gear.

- Avondale, AZ, USA

problem #1

Sep 062000

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Defect applies to 5 speed transmision models. Vehicle intermittantely stalls shutting down power steering and power braking system to shut down.

- Sacramento, CA, USA