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1st Generation Dodge Dakota Problems

The Dakota's 1st generation runs from 1987 to 1996. Its has amassed 72 complaints on CarComplaints.com and a 1.89 PainRank™ which can be compared against other generations.

Shopping for a Dodge? This generation is generally a good bet.

What Breaks the Most in the 1987–1996 Dakota?

So what are most of the complaints about? Let's take a look at specific areas that have generated the most complaints. This should give you a good idea about general trouble-spots.

What About Specific Complaints?

Here are the 3 most common Dakota complaints submitted to CarComplaints.com over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.

Complaints For Each Model Year

Let's break down the number of complaints by model year. Sometimes that can help us spot a problem child within a generation. Clicking on the chart will bring you to that year's problem page on CarComplaints.com.

  • 1996

    9
  • 1995

    11
  • 1994

    23
  • 1993

    8
  • 1992

    10
  • 1991

    1
  • 1990

    0
  • 1989

    2
  • 1988

    2
  • 1987

    6

This Generation Has Been Mentioned in These Problem Trends

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