A 2014 Dodge Dakota pickup truck does not exist since Chrysler discontinued the Dodge Dakota in 2011 and no plans are in place as of 2015 to bring this model back. When the Dakota existed, some common problems involved brakes and heating and cooling the vehicle.
Due to poor sales reaching around 13,000 units sold in a year, Chrysler cut the truck line, which was more than 20 years old. The truck accounted for less than 5 percent of truck sales in that year. The majority of reviews listed on CarComplaints.com list common problems dealing with brakes, heating and cooling in the 2002 model. Although each model year reflects a different set of issues for the truck, these common problems are frequently reported.
CarComplaints.com notes that the truck incurred brake problems annually as reported from surveys conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA also reported consumers were also having common issues with the truck's engine, as well as body and paint problems. Additionally, customers had issues with the truck’s steering and suspension. CarComplaints.com lists more than 900 complaints for the 2002 Dodge Dakota. Some of the A/C and heater issues included not cooling the vehicle and clogging of the A/C condenser drain.