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2nd Generation Dodge Dakota Problems

The Dakota's 2nd generation runs from 1997 to 2004. Its has amassed 601 complaints on and a 18.22 PainRank™ which can be compared against other generations.

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What Breaks the Most in the 1997–2004 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 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

This Generation Has Been Mentioned in These Problem Trends

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