1997 Dodge Dakota Consumer Review: Probelms, problems, problems

1997 Dodge Dakota - Consumer Review

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Probelms, problems, problems
By scott on


1997 Dodge Dakota SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB


When I purchased this vehicle I really thought that it would be a winner. In the last year I have had one problem after another and have given up on it and traded it in. At the time I traded it in it has the following problems. No heat, no air conditioning, lifters knocking, transmission slipping, brakes. I will say I always changed oil every 3000 miles and had all other fluids changed every 20000 - 25000 miles. I figured that to make it correct it would cost well over $5000. I realize that brakes are an item that need reolacing from time to time but to only have 80000 miles on the vihicle and have so many expensive problems tells me that these vehicles have serious reliability issues.

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