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Dodge Dakota 1994
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 2007
Location:
Payson, AZ

front left door snapped off. i can't open the drivers door from the inside. also, both seat belts snapped, the air and heat doesn't work, the brakes locked up, which affected the steering. the transmission was replaced three timed, the vehicle would loose power and the engine would die. the catalytic converter rattled. there was a rough idle and then the vehicle would stall. the cruise control was inoperative, the tires wore out prematurely. also, i had difficulty getting the vehicle out of park. the idler arm is in the process of breaking, the ignition broke after the keys became stuck, the fuel pump failed and the bearing and bushing needs to be replaced.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7GL23X0RW. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dodge DAKOTA 1994 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph.

Dodge Dakota 1997
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Apr 18, 2012
Location:
Ann Arbor, MI

replace rusted radiator. *js

Mileage was 113600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7FL26P3VS. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Dodge DAKOTA 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: gas.

Dodge Dakota 1997
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 07, 2000
Location:
Ann Arbor, MI

replaced rusted radiator. *js

Mileage was 70916 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7FL26P3VS. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Dodge DAKOTA 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: gas.

Dodge Dakota 2003
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Mar 26, 2012
Location:
Atlanta, GA

i have owned a 2003 dodge dakota v6 for the past 3 years and never had a problem until i took it to the dealership in union city ga yesterday for a routine oil change. after waiting 2 hours, they told me they were having a problem getting oil in the engine because there was sludge in the engine which was causing the oil to go in slowly. they recommended adding an oil additive. an hour later they returned my car to me. i started driving out of the lot my car was running rough. two blocks later the oil light came on, engine started a little ticking and ran rougher. i turned around, driving about 5 mph, barely made it back to the dealership. they said there was 6 qt of oil in the engine. they would have to start over. half hour later, they came out and said now they had no oil pressure at all and they would had to remove the oil pan and maybe have to replace the oil plump and other parts. i may need a new engine or have it rebuilt. they would call me today and let me know. mind you, i have never had a problem until they did the oil change this time. now that i check the computer, i find hundreds of people have a problem with sludge and loss of oil pressure in the dodge dakota for no reason. this is very dangerous. all of a sudden there is no oil pressure while you are driving. *tr

Mileage was 131505 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D7HL12X43S. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Dodge Dakota 2003
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Oct 01, 2010
Location:
Harman, WV

tl* the contact owns a 2003 dodge dakota. the contact stated that the vehicle stalled intermittently, without warning. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic several times for the failure. the mechanic was unable to diagnose the failure. the local mechanic replaced the spark plugs and the o2 sensors, but the failure was not corrected. the vehicle continued to stall intermittently. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 135,000. the vin information was not available.

Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph.

Dodge Dakota 2006
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Sept 30, 2011
Location:
Altoona, PA

tl* the contact owns a 2006 dodge dakota. the contact stated that the bolts on the exhaust manifold detached, causing a manifold to leak oil. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and dealer stated the manifold bolts needs to be replaced. the contact did not replace the manifold bolts. the failure mileage was 56,900.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 56900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D7HW48N46S. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Dodge Dakota 2000
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
July 17, 2011
Location:
Pittsburgh, PA

tl* the contact owns a 2000 dodge dakota quad cab. the contact stated that the vehicle stalls without warning. the vehicle has no power steering or brakes when the failure occurred. the contact also stated that the vehicle does not sputter or hesitate prior to stalling and when the security warning light is flashing, he is not able to start the vehicle. the contact has to play with the remote to get the light to turn off, and stated that all of the gauges on the instrument panel stopped working when the failure occurred. the vehicle had not been inspected. the vin was not available and the failure mileage was 78,000. the current mileage was 78,900.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 78000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge Dakota 2001
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
July 17, 2011
Location:
Prince Albert, 00

engine was overheating when air conditioner was turned on. this was due to the fan clutch needing to be replaced. also, oil pressure gauge is broken in instrument cluster and so is not reporting oil pressure accurately. the entire instrument gauge cluster needs to be replaced to repair this. *kb

Mileage was 215000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge Dakota 2005
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Nov 01, 2010
Location:
Caguas, PR

tl* the contact owns a 2005 dodge dakota squad cab. the contact was driving 45 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic that located the failure at the engine due to poor maintenance and the use of the incorrect engine oil. the manufacturer would not assist with the repair because the vehicle warranty was expired. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 64,275.

Mileage was 64275 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D7HE48KX5S. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Dodge Dakota 1998
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Nov 14, 2010
Location:
San Bernardino, CA

tl*the contact owns a 1998 dodge dakota. the contact stated that the vehicle shut off without warning. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic who suggested that the air idle control solenoid be replaced. the contact replaced the idle control solenoid but that did not remedy the issue. the vehicle continued to shut off without warning at 50 mph. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer who was unable to duplicate the problem. the contact stated the vehicle is unsafe to drive and the dealer needed to diagnose the failure. the contact also noticed online that the ecm needed to be replaced but the dealer did not performed a diagnostic test. the failure mileage was 114,000.

Mileage was 114000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7GL22X3WS. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.

Dodge Dakota 2002
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Dec 13, 2010
Location:
Greene, NY

tl* the contact owns a 2002 dodge dakota. the contact was driving approximately 50 mph when he noticed a burning odor. the contact then noticed smoke coming from under the dashboard area. the contact disconnected the blower from the resister. the dealer was notified of the failure who informed the contact to call the manufacturer. the manufacture was contacted who advised the contact that they would reimburse him for the parts needed to repair the failure but not for the labor costs. the vehicle was not repaired. the current and failure mileage was approximately 141,000.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 141000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7GG12X92S. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.

Dodge Dakota 2002
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Sept 15, 2010
Location:
Tacoma, WA

i have a 2002 dodge dakota v6 3.9l truck. i just replaced the water pump and with that, water has been coming down into my floor of passenger side of truck from heater core. this cause my main windshield window to clog up causing my inability to see out of windshield. i've now learned that many dodge dakota truck owners have been replacing their heater core and dodge has not made recall to this epidemic. the design of this device is troubling. plastic will never suffice real common sense to make and input parts on a vehicle that will render appropriate activity. can something be done about this. consumers are losing big money because of one's stupid design with dodge very much well aware of this issue. *tr

Mileage was 97000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7HL38X92S. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Dodge Dakota 2001
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
July 10, 2010
Location:
Pine City, MN

tl*the contact owns a 2001 dodge dakota. the contact stated that the central timing module of the vehicle was defective. the contact stated that because of this defective part the ignition lights flash when he removed the key, the horn blows, and the windshield wipers go off. the dealer stated that they could get the part but they do not know when it will arrive. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 179,000.

Mileage was 178000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7HG2AN81S. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge Dakota 2002
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Aug 16, 2010
Location:
Trout Run, PA

tl* the contact owns a 2002 dodge dakota quadcab. while driving at approximately 10 mph, the front brakes locked and the vehicle would only accelerate at a very low speed. the contact stated there was an extremely strong burning rubber smell. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnosis and was not repaired. the failure occurred once before and was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. the failure and current mileages were 73,000. updated 11/19/10 *cn the consumer stated the front brakes locked up. updated 11/23/10. *jb updated evoq 12/22/10*jb the consumer stated the brakes locked up again on july 18,2011. the consumer also stated while under the 30 day warranty, the vehicle caught on fire under the hood. updated 08/31/11 updated 10/20/11,. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 73000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7HG48N02S. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 31, 2009. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Dodge DAKOTA 2002 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge DAKOTA 2002 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph. Dealer's name: Blaze Alexander Sahara . Dealer's telephone number: 570-494-1591 . Dealer's city: Williamsport . Dealer's state code: PA. Dealer's zipcode: 17701 .

Dodge Dakota 2002
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Jan 14, 2010
Location:
Trenton, FL

have a 2002 dodge dakota with a 4.7 litre engine ,engine has severe oil sludge which cause my vehicle to break down. this has happened twice ,the first time i notice engine running hot,took it to my mechanic and he removed the valve covers and noticed severe oil sludge ,proceeded to take the engine apart and cleaned it and put it back together,this was less than 20,000 miles ago.we wenton a trip that was a bout 260 miles away ,it was a cold morning ,engine got hot and started running rough then we heard a loud noise then the truck start clanking under the hood. i took the valve covers off and it was clogged again. now i have found out that this engine is famous for this problem and chrysler knows it can you help. *tr

Mileage was 160582 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7HL48N52S. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Dodge Dakota 1998
Chrysler Llc
Safety incident date:
July 26, 2009
Location:
Tumwater, WA

warm weather causes 98 dodge dakota 3.9 engine to stall at any speed, anytime. engine completely dies and takes 20 to 30 min for engine to cool while off. then able to restart, but problem persists within 5 to 15 minutes after cooling. consequences are i have paid to have pcm replaced, as well as fuel pump. could cause death on freeway when everything dies at 70 mph. almost caused wreck today. no known fix, have spoke with chrysler and dealership on many occasions with no answer. *tr

Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7GL22X7WS. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Dodge Dakota 2007
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 12, 2009
Location:
Jonestown, TX

tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge dakota clubcab 4x2. when the contact attempted to shift into reverse, the gear became stuck in first gear. he was unable to change gears. he inspected the vehicle and noticed smoke coming from the engine. a few minutes later, the vehicle caught fire and burned to the ground. fire and police reports were filed. the vehicle was destroyed and towed away. the current and failure mileages were 28,000. the consumer stated he was towing a boat out of the water. smoke emitted from the hood and minutes later the vehicle exploded. the consumer stated the transmission overheated. updated 06/12/09.*jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 28000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D7HE28K77S. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 11, 2007. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Dodge DAKOTA 2007 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Mac Hawk Dodge . Dealer's city: Austin . Dealer's state code: TX. Dealer's zipcode: 78756 .

Dodge Dakota 2003
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 03, 2009
Location:
Augusta, GA

tl*the contact owns a 2003 dodge dakota quad cab. the contact stated that the radiator in the vehicle failed. he went to thompson chrysler and dodge and had the vehicle repaired; however, he was not satisfied with the repairs. the radiator still leaks fluid and the contact would just like his vehicle repaired properly. the vin was not included in the recall. the nhtsa campaign id number and vin were unknown. the current mileage was 88,000 and failure mileage was 82,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 82000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Dodge Dakota 1999
Chrysler Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 06, 2009
Location:
Jacksonville, FL

premature ball joint failure resulting in extensive repair costs, premature transmission failure resulting in replacement of transmission, excessive oil sludge build up causing loss of oil pressure, possible damage to engine. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge Dakota 2004
Chrysler Llc
Safety incident date:
Dec 14, 2008
Location:
Coachella, CA

driving at 35 mph valve spring broke losing all compression in cylinder #1. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.



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