definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,034 miles

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problem #4

Oct 102004

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
1. preparing to drive from California to North Carolina ib 2002 Dodge Dakota quad cab 2wd. Having tires replaced and front end alignment. Front end ball joint and assy needed to be replaced due to extreme wear. Mechanic stated I was lucky the wheels didn't fall off. Had front end ball assy replaced.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #3

Oct 112004

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,134 miles
Reported a popping sound on the right front of vehicle to dealership appro. One year ago, informed nothing was wrong. Upon a personal inspection during a routine oil change I noted that the right upper control arm ball joint had prematurely failed.(current vechicle mileage 16,000) purchased replacement control arm and installed per manufactuers instructions. I have saved the old part. My concern in this matter is, if these same parts are used on both Dodge Dakotas and Dodge durangos and this part is prone to premature failure, what will be the end result?

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 012003


  • 17,000 miles
Problems with vehicle's upper ball joint, lower control arm, and steering.

- Seymour, CT, USA

problem #1

Feb 272004

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
All four ball joints bad at 21000. Heater switch bad at 21000K and also canister hose cracked at 21000. My main concern is faulty, failing ball joints.

- Marshfield, MA, USA