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What's Wrong with the Dodge Dakota?

The Dodge Dakota has a total of 890 complaints. The majority of the complaints involve the engine (19%) followed by the brakes (16%) and the transmission (10%).

You should avoid the 2nd generation (1997–2004) Dakota because of its overall PainRank™ of 18.22.

How Dakota Generations Rank

Generation Model Years Complaints PainRank (?)
3rd Gen Dakota 2005–2011 217 10.17
2nd Gen Dakota 1997–2004 601 18.22
1st Gen Dakota 1987–1996 72 1.89

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A quick look at which years have the highest complaint volumes. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on