5 of the Most Common Dakota Problems

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Dodge Vehicles With Recalled Takata Airbags

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Takata, a parts supplier, provided automakers with a defective airbag inflator responsible for 23 deaths and hundreds of injuries. It's one of the largest and most dangerous recalls in automotive history, affecting over 37 million vehicles …

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Stuck in Park

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Can't shift the car into reverse or drive! Now what? This is most commonly reported from Dodge Avenger owners, but there have also been similar complaints about other Dodge makes as well as other Chrysler and Jeep vehicles having a similar …

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Dodge Ram Cracked Dashboards

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Are you frustrated by a cracked dashboard in your Dodge Ram 1500, 2500 or 3500? Find out why this widespread problem is happening and what Dodge is doing about it.

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Ram Death Wobble

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Dodge Ram trucks are susceptible to a horrible front end vibration known as the death wobble, but what is it and how to FIX it?…

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Oil Sludge in the 2.7L Engine

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Oil sludge buildup and sludge-related engine failure is a design DEFECT in Chrysler's 2.7L engine…

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What Dakota Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Worst Topics

Worst Years

Comparing 3 Generations

Generations are groups of model years where few, if any, changes were made to the vehicle which means their model years tend to break in similar ways. The Dakota has 3 generations with the latest starting in the 2005 model year.

By the Numbers

  1. 891 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 382 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 58 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

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