3rd Gen (2005 – 2011) Dodge Dakota Problems

The 3rd generation of the Dakota has a cumulative PainRank™ of 10.17. That can be compared against other Dodge generations. Shopping for a Dodge? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 2005–2011 Dakota model years have sent in 217 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (14%) followed by the transmission (14%) and the brakes (11%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Dodge model years.

Watch out for the 2005 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2011 8
3.41
2010 2
1.23
2009 3
1.26
2008 10
3.58
2007 32
13.34
2006 47
19.05
2005 115
29.35

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