hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,500 miles

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problem #2

Sep 072015


  • 98,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that the four wheel drive function was activating and deactivating without warning while the vehicle was in motion. The vehicle was taken to two different independent mechanics who were not able to replicate and diagnose the failure. The vehicle was to be taken to a dealer to inspect and diagnose the failure. The vehicle was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) and was waiting for the dealer to schedule the repair. They indicated that they would schedule an appointment when the part was available, but did not follow up for weeks. The contact was unable to determine when the recall repair would be completed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fresno, OH, USA

problem #1

May 012006

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
: the contact stated when engaging the 4-wheel drive as long as the vehicle was going straight it worked. The more the contact turned the steering wheel to the left or right the wheels tended to stick and not want to roll. The front wheels tended to lock if turning it all the way to right or left. If vehicle was off road and going down grassy surface and had to turn the wheel, the back wheels will push the vehicle or contact was unable to steer vehicle where he wanted to go. If vehicle was on a pavement it just lock or froze up. The vehicle was seen by the dealer, who determined it was the normal function of the 4-wheel drive.

- Hickory, NC, USA