Dodge Dakota owners have reported 5 problems related to blower (under the visibility category).
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Dakota. The contact was driving approximately 30 mph with the heater in activation and suddenly the heater failed to operate. In addition, there was a strong burning odor and smoke emitting into of the vehicle. The contact was able to continue driving and the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who advised that the heater blower relay wires melted. The failure caused permanent damage to the heater blower relay. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 187,000.
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The contact stated the heater fan mechanism stopped working, resulting in no heat or defrost. He took the vehicle to have repairs made, but there were no parts available. Repairs will be made at the contact's expense.
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The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated the the wire connected to the heater blower melted and the contact was concerned with the potential of a fire. The dealer repaired the failure numerous times, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the fialure but denied any assistance with repairs. The vehicle was in the process of another repair. The failure mileage was 18,000 and the current mileage was 59,000.
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Fan blower going on and off. No defrost ,heat,ac available when blower is off. Seems like a lot of people are having this same problem. It is a 1998 Dakota. Everyone is saying the problem is a resistor, which is hard to get to. Seems as if the whole dash has to come off to get to this area. The dealership wants $85. For diagnostic. Close to $200-$300 problem for only a $9-$12 part. Sad just another problem for the Dodge lovers.
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The contact owns a 1997 Dodge Dakota. The contact was driving 30 mph when the heater blower malfunctioned. The contact was unable to heat the vehicle interior or utilize the defroster. The vehicle was taken in for repairs where the heater blower, motor and blower fan were replaced. The technician also added more anti-freeze to the vehicle but none of the repairs remedied the failure. The manufacturer was not contacted to report the failure. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 96,400. Updated 3/1/11.
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