Dodge Dakota owners have reported 9 problems related to parking brake (under the parking brake category).
I own a 2004 Dakota quad 4x4 with 78k miles on it. I bought the truck new and have taken care of it. Most of the miles are highway and it has not been driven off road. Since its no longer under warranty I got online to research a diy solution. I found that many of the problems I have had and are having are not just being experienced by myself but other Dakota owners. 1) steering issues
the steering wheel becomes extremely hard to turn at times both going into and coming out of a turn. This started happening in Feb 2009 with 71k on it. It is much more prevalent in cold weather. I was unable to drive the truck until the weather warmed up. (I have not had this fixed yet. )
2) brake issues
27k I had to have the front rotors and the rear drums turned and new pads and shoes installed and had the brake fluid changed. 46k I had to have new front rotors and pads along with the brake fluid changed
77k rear brakes began making noise. The parking brake pad had fallen off. I now need new rear drums and shoes and parking brake shoe. ( I have not had this fixed yet)
77k I need a front upper ball joint probably due to excess strain from the defective steering. ( I have not had this fixed yet).
See all problems of the 2004 Dodge Dakota.
When I drove off with my parking break set it sheared off the grade 8 bolts that hold the brakes to the axle. Resulting in the rear brake assembly spinning and tearing off the brake lines and breaking the brake cable. I had no rear brakes or emergency brake. Cost $1200. 00 to repair.
See all problems of the 2002 Dodge Dakota.
I set my parking brake. Forgot it was set and moved my truck the brake held to the point it broke all 8 bolts holding the backing plates causing the entire brake backing plate wheel cylinder, shoes and drum to spin breaking the brake lines and brake cable. Resulting in on rear brakes. The cost to repair $1219. 83. Thank god it did not brake when I was driving on the highway.
Vehicle (1)shifts harshly, (2)does not upshift smoothly/upshifts at excessive rpm, (3)stalls when making low-speed left-hand turns, (4)idles roughly, (5)fails to maintain speed in cruise control, (6)downshifts harshly after losing speed in cruise control, (7)transmission gear indicator did not indicate actual gear vehicle was in, (8)vehicle failed to shift from reverse to park, and from park to reverse, and (9)vehicle emergency brake failed to release, then failed to hold.
See all problems of the 2003 Dodge Dakota.
E-brake rubbing against frame. Informed dealer who put a rubber hose over cable. Hose fell off 20 miles later. E-brake will eventually wear through and fail. ****dimsii ivoq entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis*****755550.
See all problems of the 1999 Dodge Dakota.
Emergency brake cable rubs on rear leaf spring, dlr says all trucks do it. It is a design flaw and should be recalled. The brake cable will eventually fail when the casing on the cable wears thru and the cable rusts and corrodes.
Two service department employees at local dealership acknowledged they also had experienced this problem with Chrysler motors products.
See all problems of the 1996 Dodge Dakota.
On two separate occasions parking brake disengaged by itself while vehicle was parked. Consumer drove vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic was not able to duplicate the problem. The consumer also had a 1995 Dakota that had the same problem. The 1995 Dakota was totaled after when the parking brake failed and the vehicle rolled down the driveway and into the consumer's barn.
Parking brake fell apart. Mjs.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Parking Brake problems||
|Parking Brake Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problems||
|Conventional Parking Brake problems||
|Parking Brake Linkage And Cable problems||
|Mechanical Parking Brake problems||