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Check Engine Light On problems of the 2002 Dodge Dakota



Three problems related to check engine light on have been reported for the 2002 Dodge Dakota.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 1
Failure Date: 05/21/2004

On our way to the hospital (after dark) when the oil pressure went to '0' and check engine light came on. Truck started slowing down (as if downshifted) and smoking. About the time we got to the shoulder of the road it backfired and a flash came from the back of the truck and it died. I have a 2002 Dodge Dakota. We had to call 911 and get a deputy to pick us up and take us to the hospital.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 2
Failure Date: 08/12/2002

The contact had a problem with the oil pressure staying on high most of the time since August 12, 2002. In September 2002 the obd light came on. She kept taking vehicle to the dealer to be repaired. Every time she took it in to a dealership they would say that there was no problem. While driving in August 2005 the oil pressure dropped, causing the vehicle to die. The contact heard a sound, the check engine light came on ,and then three seconds later it died. Afterwards, she took it to a dealership, and they said that it was due to lack of maintenance. The contact has copies of most of the oil changes. The contact has the oil changed every 3,000 miles. She found that there are many other people having the same problem online. The dealership told the contact that there was sludge in the engine. And that the whole engine needed replacement. . The contact called the customer service of Dodge ,and they said that it was covered under warranty. The area representative told Dodge that there was sludge in the engine and that there was lack of maintenance, and that the warranty expired.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 3
Failure Date: 03/15/2002

At just 22,200 miles truck in for third time for engine light being on. This time the thermostat was broken. Less than 1000 miles since the last time it was on, last time the canister hose was cracked.