Dodge Dakota owners have reported 10 problems related to fuses and circuit breaker (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.
Brake warning light abs light parking brake light' no fuse read in mileage indacator box flashing all at the same time.
See all problems of the 2003 Dodge Dakota.
2002 Dodge ram service bulletin 0800203 condensation builds up in the electric motor for the air conditioning fan, freezes and then trips the fuse. When the fuse is tripped, the check engine light turns on. Muscatell Dodge (moorhead, mn) said they have a couple to fix everytime we get a snow storm. Dodge has issued a service bulletin (0800203) to deal with the issue. It calls for replacing the shroud on the fan. It is covered under warranty. Unfortunately my warranty has expired. I was just unlucky enough to have this issue at 55,000 miles instead of 35,000. The service bulletin calls to replace the shroud. I feel that if Dodge is replacing original parts with updated parts, there should be a recall, or at least own up to it, and replace the shrouds when or if the problem arises.
See all problems of the 2002 Dodge Dakota.
A power port inside of a center console had a device plugged into it and the vehicle started on fire. The start of the fire was traced to the plug in inside of the center console. The fusible link/fuse never blew and so the vehicle sustained $4000 worth of damage before the fire was put out.
On 11/21/01 I took my Dakota in to cumberland Ave. Garage for inspection. I usually go to lee auto mall. I was in a hurry to get the truck inspected so I went to cumberland garage. I came upon a repair order from cumberland Ave. Garage. Aside from some minor repairs they had listed both upper ball joints as needing repair. At $298. 74. I ended up taking my truck to lee auto mall in westbrook (me. ) they never mentioned the ball joints had a problem. Note the date of the repair order from cumberland garage as being 2001. This means lee Dodge let me drive a vehicle that wasn't safe since 2001!
I brought my truck in to lee Dodge this past summer. I was told both my ball joints and upper control arms needed to be replaced!the cost was $900. 00. I mentioned I knew at just46k mls. It was unusual for a vehicle to have ball joints that needed replacement. I said this type of problem usually didn't occur until about 100k miles. I was told this was untrue. Also note when cumberland garage noticed my truck needed ball joints repaired my truck had only about 37k miles. 11/04/03 I had a minor accident. The short of it : I lost control of my tires. My wheel would turn but my front tires would not respond and my rear tires were stuck/spinning on piles of wet leaves. I stepped on the gas while trying to turn my vehicle and the gas did not respond. My break went to the floor and then all of a sudden my truck thrust forward and hit my brothers car. I have had a lot of trouble sleeping just thinking about what could have happened to me, someone I love or someone else just because lee Dodge wanted to squeeze money out of me. Or because Chrysler did not want to tell their customers they had put faulty parts in their trucks. I suppose I should contact a lawyer with regards to this matter. I am very upset I have been driving a vehicle that may have caused an accident at any time!
do you have any advice for me?.
See all problems of the 1999 Dodge Dakota.
2002 Dodge Dakota r/t. Issue in wiring harness/electrical causes the 5amp fuse regilating the instrument panel lighting to blow regularly, causing a lose of all instrument panel lighting.
While driving headlights go out, making it hard for consumer to see, and could cause an accident. Cause unknown. Dealer notified.
See all problems of the 1998 Dodge Dakota.
Abs failed three time, dealer replace the blown fuse with a higher amperage fuse, this makes the electrical subject to overheating and or fire. Dealer altered the fuse system without informing the owner this is unacceptable.
See all problems of the 2001 Dodge Dakota.
Headlights stopped without prior warning due to wiring harness burning out. Dealer did not allow consumer to drive vehicle home during the day to avoid an automobile fire.
When turning off bright lights headlights go out. Took vehicle to dealer numerous times, cannot remedy because they cannot duplicate problem.
See all problems of the 1997 Dodge Dakota.
Electrical short in the dash, causing an electrical short in the headlights, brake lights and the lights on the dash.
See all problems of the 1996 Dodge Dakota.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems||
|Dash Wiring problems||
|Horn Assembly problems||
|Underhood Wiring problems||
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems||
|Ignition Module problems||
|Ignition Switch problems||
|Instrument Panel problems||