The 2nd generation of the Dakota has a cumulative PainRank™ of 18.22. That can be compared against other Dodge generations. Shopping for a Dodge? You could do worse (but you could also do better).
Owners of the 1997–2004 Dakota model years have sent in 601 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the brakes (19%) followed by the engine (17%) and the hvac (9%).