Check Engine Light On problems of the 2001 Dodge Dakota

Seven problems related to check engine light on have been reported for the 2001 Dodge Dakota. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 1
Failure Date: 07/12/2008

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Dakota. After driving the vehicle from the sales lot, the contact noticed that the check engine light was illuminated. She took the vehicle back to the dealer; however, they filed bankruptcy and were closed down. The contact discovered NHTSA campaign id number 07v555000 (power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift) and took the vehicle to another dealer. The dealer stated that they would repair one issue under the recall, but another issue had to be repaired for $700 at the contact's expense. The manufacturer stated that because she was the second owner, she would have to pay out of pocket. The current and failure mileages were 85,289. Updated 09/10/08. The consumer stated even after the recall was performed, he is still having problems with the gear shift. Updated 09/11/jb.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 2
Failure Date: 09/23/2006

Loss of engine compression, which resulted in the #3 cylinder misfiring and the check engine light staying on and not able to reset. Vehicle was at the mechanics shop for 2 weeks. After receiving vehicle back, check engine light came on again. When the problem of the #3 cylinder misfire was detected, it was caused by 2 valves being bent, which according to the mechanic was due to a carbon build up in the engine. Vehicle is and always was well maintained and never had any sort of mechanical problem. I am the original owner and purchased new in 2001, only had 63,000 miles on it. According to the dealership parts department, the 4. 7l engine is known for a carbon build up around 50,000 miles or so and the problem that I had was not an uncommon one. Was also advised that was one of the kinks that Dodge never could correct. Gee thanks! I corrected the problem myself, however, I traded it in on a 2006 Toyota tundra. It's no wonder why the american auto industry is in such poor shape!.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 3
Failure Date: 01/20/2006

Just bought a Dakota truck 2 wks ago, second day engine light went on and car kept stalling when driving, it completely turned off while driving. It also does not change gear; it takes a while to get going. This happened 1/18/06. On 2/10/06 I noticed an idling sound right after breaking and it didn't want to stop. Very unsafe driving with children. Uncertain of its brakes and the complete shut off of truck & or stalling while driving. I took it to Chrysler and wanted to charge $170. For diagnostic work 2 weeks after I bought it. Why haven't they recalled these type of unsafe vehicles?.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 4
Failure Date: 05/01/2005

Consumer states: that abs light, engine light, and brake lights came on at the same time. The clutch packed in the rear differential is half inch long , and its job is to hold the clutches and lemon slipped differential, and it failed. It came out and shredded speed sensor in rear differential.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 5
Failure Date: 10/15/2003

I puchased this truck used with 12,500 miles. It has a rear window leak,I have yet to solve this problem. It also has some paint flaws. I had a problem with the gas cap which caused a engine code light. When I went to local dealer to solve code problem,I was told that I had no warrantee. Dodge advertises otherwise.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 6
Failure Date: 07/31/2003

The main bearing was going out and consumer needed to replace engine. While driving the consumer noticed that the oil pressure gauge dropped to zero and the check engine light illuminated and then would return to normal when the consumer resumed speed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who indicated that something broke in the top of the engine and caused metal shaving to end up in the oil pan and thus blocking oil from getting into the engine. As a result the main bearing failed and the engine had to be replaced. The consumer requested reimbursement 3 times for the cost of replacing the vehicles engine but was denied. *nolan.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 7
Failure Date: 10/28/2002

While driving the check engine light stay alluminated, dealer notified now sparactically comes on. Ts.

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