The 1st generation of the Dakota has a cumulative PainRank™ of 1.89. That can be compared against other Dodge generations. Shopping for a Dodge? This generation is generally a good bet.
Owners of the 1987–1996 Dakota model years have sent in 72 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (43%) followed by the body (11%) and the interior (8%).