fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,781 miles

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problem #3

Aug 232007

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
Vehicle starts to shake when brakes are applied at a speed above 55mph, problem in the rear brakes that is causing this, I am ase certified brake and this is not a safe condition.

- Raton, NM, USA

problem #2

Apr 202006

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
: the contact stated while applying brake pressure at high speeds, there was a pronounced vibration through the front end and the steering wheel. The vehicle was seen by a dealer for inspection. The dealer determined the brake drums, disc, and shoes needed to be replaced.

- Galax, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 062006

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,344 miles
Leased new Dakota 5/05. On 10/05 with 5344 miles rear brakes, drums and wheel cylinders were replaced dealer and Dodge said normal wear and tear and would not warranty them said I use the brakes to much. On 2/06 truck was returned to dealer needed new rear brakes, drums were turned, front pads were metal on metal and replaced, rotors and calipers were replaced also. Miles on truck was 9,700 dealer and Dodge said normal wear and tear again and would not cover this total cost so far $1,400. I think it could be a design flaw because they put the adjuster at the top by the wheel cylinder. I kept all the parts and took pixs. So I'm now on the 3rd set of rear brakes.

- Lancaster, NY, USA