2002 Dodge Dakota SXT 3.9L Magnum V6 from North America
I should have kept my 1991 Nissan SEV6 truck and drove it to North Carolina
I realized that my passenger side floor board was flooding roughly 400 miles into my purchase. It was still under warranty, but I was unable to take it back to the original dealer since I was driving across country to my new Duty Station.
100 miles after that, my right turn signal magically turned on my emergency 4 way lights. It occureed sporadically at first, but the farther I drove across country, the worse it got.
My truck "jumps" if I gradually accelerate. I haven't yet dealt with this problem since the local dealership seems to be full enough trying to deal with my electrical problem.
4,000 miles into my purchase, my left brake light stopped working, unless I first put on the left turn signal. When my right turn signal works, my left break light works. Probably the same electrical short the turn signal.
If you live in North Carolina, you're required to get a State Inspection sticker to show that your car or truck is truly road worthy.
I honestly don't know how it passed. I've seen the local Dodge dealer twice. The first problem, the flooded passenger floorboard, was a four hour fix. The second problem they didn't understand and required a my car on another day.
They claimed to have fixed it. The moment they drove my truck out of the shop, I checked my turn signal and brake light. It didn't work.
I'm still waiting for my third appointment.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th September, 2004
20th Apr 2006, 06:14
I have owned a 2002 Dodge Dakota SXT for over 2 years now. Fortunately, I haven't had many problems out of it, with the exceptions of the flooding passenger floor board. I have had it off road a few times and assumed that I had punctured a small hole in the floor board or caused a seal to go bad. I have found nothing wrong yet and I am still looking for what could be wrong. I am glad to know now that I may not be a fault for this and will broaden my search for the leak. Any suggestions you might have, please post.
Everything else with the truck has performed great. Off roading was incredible. I even found myself driving through places I had to pull jeeps out of. Towing and normal driving is exceptional. I drive just under 80 miles a day to and from work with no problems what so ever. I am overall pleased with it and will continue to purchase alike products.
2nd Dec 2006, 19:25
I know this message is kind of old, but I had the same problem with my 2002 Dakota. Basically you clogged you're air conditiniors drip line so it's backing up and dripping on the passenger floorboard. Lucky for me I was still under warranty and they even replaced the carpet which was smelling moldy. The padding under the carpet had absorbed so much water it was 3 inches thick.