2000 Dodge Dakota Consumer Review: Front end issues

2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab - Consumer Review

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By skibum616 on


2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


Every thing is great but the front end
of these trucks. At 89000 miles I had
the upper driver side ball joing
literally blow apart. The dealership,
under my extended warranty, replaced
all 4 ball joints on the truck and both
upper control arms. After further
investigation I found that Dodge
Durangos from the years 1996 to 2000
are under investigation by the National
Traffic and Highway Safety
Administration for this problem. Also,
the rotors on these trucks are
undersized for the trucks weight. In
the 95,000 miles I have had the truck
the rotors have been replaced twice and
I have replaced the front breaks 3

Best Features

The 4.6L V8 provides enough power to haul or pull anything.

Worst Features

Upgrade the front ends so as to relieve these trucks from the ball joint and rotor problems.
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