hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
96,618 miles

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problem #5

Aug 132018


  • 141,000 miles
Takata air bag. I purchased a 2005 Dodge Dakota in August 2018. I took it to the dealership in October when I found out about the recall. Dealership replaced drivers side but not passenger side.I was told and shown photos of an empty space.there was no airbag or wiring.I still have no psa. Also when I test drove this vehicle it had no headlights.when I purchased it I was told they were fixed.I do not have high beams still. There are also problems with the emissions on this truck.I replaced the evap pump but still is not correct. Can someone please tell me what I can do about these safety issues? thank you.

- St.Augustine, FL, USA

problem #4

Mar 012017


  • 130,000 miles
Mine is the 2005 Dodge Dakota extra cab and the exhaust manifold bolts breaking/shearing at the engine block. This can cause (and it has) a ticking sound that gets louder as you accelerate. Once you hear the ticking sound, both sides of the engine are affected. This results in poor mileage, overheating, engine will stall at low idle, ultimately allowing exhaust fumes to enter the cabin, potentiallu, poisoning the occupants with carbon monoxide fumes. I took this vehicle to the dealer to have then replaced. The 1st dealer said it wasn't repairable. 2nd one said, 1400 $ per side to extract broken bolts at the rear of the exhaust manifold on both sides of my 4.7. 3rd repair shop told me this very common on the 4.7 and he does about 10 a week. His price was 350 $ per size plus gasket and doughnut gasket at the collector. Hey! if this is such a common problem why are we Dodge owners being hostage by having to make this repair ourselves and pay for it? it is an emmisions engineering underdesign that needs to be fixed and a recall needs to be issued. It is a design defect. Please investigate and get this situation corrected before some innocent child dies from carbon monoxide entering the cabin. Not to mention other potential hazards that may occur because the driver is overwhelmed by carbon monoxide and runs down 78 people because they passed out from the carbon monoixide filled cabin while driving. Please. Do. something. Time is running out. Before somebody is killed.

- Davis, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 102015


  • 82,855 miles
I try to refuel my truck at the gas pump but the pump kept shutting off. The fuel tank filler valve was not allowing the pump to pump the fuel in properly. There was a recall for the same problem on the 2005 Dodge durango (NHTSA 05V03400) and NHTSA item number: 10051769. I contacted daimler Chrysler an they said that my truck was not on the recall list for that problem.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #2

Nov 222013


  • 75,000 miles
Driving on highway, ran out of fuel. Fuel gauge and warning light failed. Required considerable effort to get to side of road. Fuel gauge registers tank has fuel when tank is empty. Required state police assistance because of high danger especially with children in vehicle.

- Belmont, MA, USA

problem #1

Jun 072012

Dakota 8-cyl

  • 54,235 miles
I started the vehicle and instantly noticed a strong raw gas smell in the cab. Thinking it just overloaded by not starting it for a month, I waited for the smell to go away, but it didn't. looking through the rear wheel well, I discovered the fuel hose from the top of the gas tank had split and was spewing gasoline all around and under the bed of the truck. Just turning on the key, which starts the fuel pump and pressurizes the fuel line, causes gas to be discharged at a high rate. The truck is in excellent condition, well maintained, and has just 54,000 miles on it. I am glad I didn't drive on the highway with it; the potential for a fire and/or explosion while driving or sitting still at an intersection could case harm to not only myself, but other drivers around me.

- Myersville, MD, USA