hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,333 miles

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problem #3

Sep 072017


  • 96,000 miles
TL the contact owns a 2002 Dodge Dakota. While driving 50 mph on the highway, the steering wheel locked up and the vehicle stalled without warning. There were no warning indicators illuminated prior to the failure. The vehicle was taken to galeana's van dyke Dodge (28400 van dyke ave, Warren, mi 48093, (586) 573-4000) where the contact was informed that the vehicle was under recall for the gear shifter, and that the gear shifter and the ignition needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 96,000.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #2

Oct 012007

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Dakota. While cleaning out the vehicle, the contact was able to move the drive gear shift without the key in the ignition. The contact owns three other Dodge Dakota's and none of them have experienced this type of failure. The failure and current mileages were 40,000. Updated 01-11-08. The consumer was told there parts broken in the steering column. Updated 12//12/07

- North Liberty, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 212006

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
I have a 2002 Dodge Dakota quad cab. Problem: The key, once inserted into the ignition it will not rotate and thus not start the truck. It is as if the ignition is locked up. After removing, reinserting, and trying to start the truck numerous times, it finally will start. It does not do this everytime, but in the past month it has happened close to a dozen times. Has this been reported before, and what needs to be done to fix this frustrating problem?

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA