2001 Dodge Dakota Overview

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2001 Dodge Dakota Overview

Outside it's a beefy mid-sized truck with the same lines and styling as its big brother, the Dodge Ram. Inside, it is a family sedan, with the luxuries, convenience, and comfort you'd expect in a car. Available in regular, extended, and quad-cab, the Dodge Dakota can be whatever you'd like, whether you're off-roading in the country, hauling equipment, or taking a family road trip.

Because of the huge popularity of its new Crew Cab 4-door truck, changes for the 2001 Dodge Dakota focused on the interior. Both the dashboard, and overhead and center consoles were restyled to look and operate more like a car. Sport and SLT models were given 16-inch alloy wheels. Engine options remained the same -- 2.5-liter, 120-hp I4, the 3.9-liter, 175-hp V6, the 4.7-liter, 235-hp V8, and the 5.9-liter, 250-hp V8 option in the R/T trim.

Tests of the 2001 Dodge Dakota place it among the top pickups in the market, for its heavy-duty suspension that offers a quiet ride, its above-average braking, and its easy handling of both mountain curves or tight city parking spots. Drivers still dislike the miserable fuel economy, particularly wtih a heavy load or when driving the 5.9 V8. The best compromise in terms of engine power and fuel economy is the 4.7-liter V8, though even full out that will cost you at the pump. Some owners complain about steady visits to the repair shop, while others have experience very few maintenance issues.

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    Lights Won't Work

    My headlights taillights and interior lights won't work on my 2001 dodge Dakota but my break lights and reverse lights do work what could be my problem

    9 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    Turn Signals Electrical Short

    Have 2001 Dodge Dakota, when I engage my turn signal it doesn't always work. With a little manual movement of ignition key, it then works. How can I tackle this problem. Any help much appreciated.

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Truck Won't Start

    Started my truck up (01 Dakota rear wheel drive)(stick shift) warmed it up for 15 min( it's been freezing and snowing) starred right up. After 15 min of idle, I put into 1st to pull forward, hear...

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Transmission

    I own a 2001 Dodge Dakota 4x4 4.7l engine with an automatic transmission. The transmission went out a month ago and my other car isn't reliable. My truck doesn't move in the all wheel drive normal ...

    4 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

    01 Dakota 4.7 Liter ... Ctm

    I replaced my ctm module and every time I plug it in the security light comes on and the alarm sounds.... What do I do about getting fixed

    2 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)