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1994 Dodge Dakota Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Ratings & Reviews

3 star
Richard.Carp.Fisher@gmail.com writes:
Good overall

I have had this truck for many years and with mostly stop and go driving it has held its end of the deal. This truck was used on a mail route. Lots of gravel roads and mailboxes. She gave her life for maybe your mail.

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Safety

1994 Dodge Dakota

Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side

Recall Notices

1994 Dodge Dakota (5/24/2006)

Campaign Number: 06E049000
Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Description: CERTAIN CK MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION HEADLIGHTS, CLEAR CORNER, BUMPER, AND SIDE MARKER LIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
Defect: WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Corrective Action: CK MOTORSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CK MOTORSPORT AT 1-909-610-7211.

1994 Dodge Dakota (5/12/1995)

Campaign Number: 95V088000
Component Name: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Description: WHILE MAKING A TURN, THE EXTRA KEYS ON A VEHICLE OPERATOR'S KEY RING CAN BECOME TEMPORARILY LODGED IN THE SCREW ACCESS HOLES IN THE BACK COVER OF THE STEERING WHEEL.
Defect: THIS CONDITION CAN HAMPER THE STEERING WHEEL RETURN ORCAUSE THE IGNITION TO BE TURNED OFF, RESULTING IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STEERING WHEEL BACK COVER WITH A REDESIGNED COVER.

1994 Dodge Dakota (3/9/1994)

Campaign Number: 94V043000
Component Name: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM
Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Description: SOME UPPER CONTROL ARM ATTACHING BOLTS CAN FAIL DUE TO IMPROPER HEAT TREATMENT. THE BOLTS ARE TOO SOFT TO WITHSTAND THE STRESSES IN THE STEERING SYSTEM AND CAN BREAK.
Defect: IF THE ATTACHING BOLTS OF THE UPPER CONTROL ARM BREAK, THE VEHICLE CAN EXPERIENCE LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL WHICH COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.
Corrective Action: REPLACE THE UPPER CONTROL ARM ATTACHING BOLTS.

1994 Dodge Dakota (1/12/1994)

Campaign Number: 94V005000
Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING
Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Description: TWO FUEL TANK SUPPORT STRAP ATTACHING STUDS WERE NOT ADEQUATELY TIGHTENED, WHICH COULD CAUSE ONE OR BOTH OF THE STRAP(S) TO SEPARATE, MISLOCATING THE FUEL TANKS OR ALLOW COMPLETE SEPARATION OF THE FUEL TANK FROM THE VEHICLE.
Defect: IN EITHER CASE FUEL TANK SUPPORT STRAP(S) FAILURE RESULTS IN FUEL LEAKAGE WHICH COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Corrective Action: THE FUEL TANK SUPPORT STRAP ATTACHING STUDS WILL BE PROPERLY TIGHTENED.