Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
080100105/25/2001620059Subject regarding airbag / clock spring service for various models including 2002 model year jeep liberty. *tt07/10/2001
0800600REV12/29/2000080600618049Subject regarding wire splice repairs. *sb04/03/2001
080699A12/17/19990806996089713Customers may complain of radio interference to / from two way radio receivers. *tt02/24/2000
083209709/19/19976088834Information regarding nhtsa authorized airbag deactivation for medical necessity. *nlm01/10/2000
08399711/28/19976088845Vehicle may experience remote keyless entry transmitter batteries discharge prematurely. *nlm01/10/2000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - BATTERY
08399711/28/199754162Condition with keyless entry (rke) transmitter batteries discharge prematurely. *yc03/30/1998
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
18489812/30/1998603144Subject regarding ignition system cross fire/ secondary ignition wire induction. *ak02/04/1999
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
08060002/25/2000609995This bulletin provides a revised wire splice procedure and related parts. *tt04/12/2000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
18369712/31/19976089148Concerns on incorrect fault mature time - dtc $b7 leak detection pump solenoid circuit. *nlm01/13/2000
182697A09/05/199718-26-976088932Concerns with obd ii misfire indicator. *nlm01/11/2000
08439810/16/1998602901Headlamps do not activate when panic mode has been activated by the panic button on the rke transmitter. *ak01/20/1999

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
11/18/20049630001/10/2000
 My husband and i own a 1998 dodge dakota, vin 1b7gg26x9ws729721. we have had numerous problems with this vehicle, beginning in the second year of our lease. during the past four years, we have spent approximately $9,000 on vehicle repairs including a new transmission, new engine, new starter, new wheel baring, new brake caliper, new heater core and new water pump. the catalytic converter and alternator have been replaced twice and two o2 sensors have been replaced. the air conditioner has been repaired four times. while these repairs have been costly and inconvenient, none of them has posed a safety concern per se. i am writing now to complain about our most recent vehicle failure which most certainly is a safety issue. on november 18, 2004, my husband was driving approximately 35 mph when his front driver side tire broke off from the axle. the tire fell on its side and the truck landed on the tire. the steering wheel locked up, and the truck skidded to a stop in the left turn lane. my husband had no control of the truck. when we took the truck to our mechanic, he found that the passenger side wheel was near the breaking point as well and replaced that axle as well. we are still driving on the two front tires, but we were informed that we should get an alignment and probably have the tires replaced as well. we understand that dodge has recalled the 2000-2003 dakotas for this same defect. we believe that our vehicle should also be covered under this recall. *nm
05/01/1998111/01/1997
 Electrical system.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - BATTERY
12/01/20001
 Battery exploded, causing damage to the case and underhood noise insulation. *slc
09/01/1998203/01/1998
 No summary listed for abov evehicle. *ak
11/16/1998111/29/1998
 Battery failed. yh
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
06/15/2002
 While driving headlights go out, making it hard for consumer to see, and could cause an accident. cause unknown. dealer notified.*ak
12/05/2000
 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. *ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
03/26/1998401/01/1998
 Engine has intermittent stumble/detonation problems. computer flashed per tsb. oxygen sensor replaced per engine data readout. distributor reindexed per technician's seat of the pants. still occurs, but so infrequently dealership can't duplicate.
07/30/199809/15/1997
 Upper ball joints wore out. also experiences oil leaks and ignition system malfunctioning.
07/30/199809/15/1997
 Upper ball joints wore out. also experiences oil leaks and ignition system malfunctioning.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - MODULE
03/26/1998401/01/1998
 Engine has intermittent stumble/detonation problems. computer flashed per tsb. oxygen sensor replaced per engine data readout. distributor reindexed per technician's seat of the pants. still occurs, but so infrequently dealership can't duplicate.
201/20/1998
 Power transmission control failed. yh
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - SWITCH
09/11/200008/01/2000
 Knocking sound in engine, casa dealer refused to do anything to figure out what the problem was. the service department foreman said that it was ignition timing causing the vehicle's engine to knock and could do nothing about it. i then took the vehicle to the dodge dealer for a second opinion and the service department said that there are two types of service bullitens out for this problem indicating that it could be an intake manifold gasket or a computer failure. the dodge dealer also informed me that a lot of these light duty trucks were coming in with this problem. if the problem will not be fixed by the dealer that i purchased the vehicle from is there any way to make them take it back and pay off the finance company so that i will not owe anything on it? this is the second vehicle that i have tried to purchase in the past two months that has a mechanical problem.*ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - FRONT UNDERHOOD
12/05/2000
 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. *ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
04/14/1999511/01/1997
 This vehicle has been in the shop 18 times in less than 2 years. the biggest problem is with the brakes. the dealer tells me they are supposed to operate that way. these brakes are so bad i no longer call them anti-lock brakes i call them anti-stop brakes. do i have to kill someone in an accident for them to be fixed? all i know is i have ordered a new truck and it is not a dodge! i hesitate to even ride in any chrysler product!!!