fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,667 miles

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problem #3

Oct 012006

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
I have had several alarming failures with my Dodge Dakota quad cab. It is a 2002 V6 auto transmission pw pl. I have had the ball joints replaced because of the recall, my transmission has failed (twice), my front hubs & spindles completely disintegrated and could have killed my family, my water pump has failed and had to be replaced, the driver side taillight seems to fail often, the vacuum hoses have all had to be replaced because of the cheap rubber used by the manufacturer fail by cracking and causing all sorts of leaks causing engine lights, loud noises under the hood, and horrible gas mileage. I have done everything possible to be proactive in my maintenance of the vehicle. I have had the major repairs done professionally. I do not understand how a 2002 vehicle can have so many potentially fatal problems and be ignored. I have searched high and low for quality bulletins but cannot find anything. My gas mileage is now down to 14 mpg and the truck is falling apart.

- Hydro, OK, USA

problem #2

Jun 272004

Dakota 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
Vehicle stalled. The manufacturer stated that they could not get the vehicle to repeat the problem. Manufacturer replaced the vehicle chip on four occasions, but it continued to stall.

- Hereford, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 092002


  • miles
I drove this pickup three times before running into a bad overheat problem. I was driving at a very slow speed because of traffic that day. My girlfriend and I were heading out for the weekend for some camping and fun when my brand new truck overheated on the freeway and spilled coolant all over the freeway. This problem ruined our whole weekend and my hopes of having a good reliable truck. Now I am having extreme difficulties in getting anyone in the customer service department to help with my problem about reporting to the manufacturer.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA