2002 Dodge Dakota Consumer Review: PLEASE DON'T BUY!! Dodge Corp.

2002 Dodge Dakota - Consumer Review

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Sport Quad Cab (3.9L V6 5-speed Manual 5.3 ft. Bed)

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PLEASE DON'T BUY!! Dodge Corp. NO help!!
By WillieP on


2002 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab Sport 2WD SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)


Nothing but problems since the first
week!! Stuck with this P.O.S. Several
problems with the transmission that
supposedly was "matched nicely" to the
4.7L engine. Problems are "deemed
normal" by the dealership. I'll drive
it till something breaks to recreate
the problem for them. Interior fan
motor is done. Nothing like the smell
of a burning fan motor in the morning.
Nice acrid smell of burning
plastic/wires. Popping noise at front
wheel bearings in turns. Tried to get
Dodge Corp. to swap it out and I'd pay
the difference. NO DEAL! I'll just take
the couple thousand loss on a trade
soon. It'll be worth it!

Best Features

4.7L motor. Only thing that's not giving problems (Yet). Good leg room. That's it!!

Worst Features

Gas milage. Retool of major components. Get rid of plastic parts in the interior; they're a little more fragile than composites. Thanks for nothing! I'll just take the loss of trade-in versus what is owed and chalk it up to NEVER buy Dodge again!!!
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