really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,688 miles

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problem #6

Jun 112007


  • 21,000 miles
Original owner of vehicle with 21,00 miles. Approx 1 week ago began hearing scraping sound when turning. Noise became progressively worse. Mechanic says vehicle needs new tie rod. Advised us against driving it because he considers it to be very unsafe.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #5

Mar 052007

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,963 miles
Consistent driveline vibration, unable to diagnose or repair. I took my 2005 Dodge laramie quad cab in for a front end alignment on March 5, 2007 to try and repair the previously mentioned problem. Since this time I have had the truck back to the dealership a minimum of ten times and it has been in their possession at least 60 days. The dealer has virtually replaced all of the front end parts, brakes, rotors, calipers, rotated tires, replaced and tried eleven (11) Michelin tires, balanced, high speed balanced, my rims have over fifty notches where they have placed weights to balance the tires without result. Similar complaints lead me to believe this is a safety issue and needs investigated since by their own admission they can not diagnose the problem.

- Moorsville, NC, USA

problem #4

Apr 202006

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
My trucks steering wheel pulsates when driving at speed above 40 mph and unbearably at speeds of 60 to 65. When driving the truck it will shimmy and shake violently when going over any road service that is not perfectly flat. I will no longer operate this vehicle with my wife or children in the car. No one should attempt to tow with this vehicle. The pulsation throughout out the truck will get you sick. You will feel as though you are about to lose control of your vehicle at any moment due to its instability. After a half hours use in traffic my brakes heat up and feel like a car with the ABS being activated everytime you touch the brake. My dealer has made five attempts to fix this truck, they tried to blame good year for the composition of the tire. I have taken the truck to a good year dealer and they concluded the tires are fine and there is no unusual wear pattern, I had the same tires on my durango. I have only 8,000 miles on my truck and feel I have spent to much time trying to be a test for Dodge to correct its engineering mistakes. I am going to begin the lemon law paperwork. Please make Dodge try to correct this problem before some is seriously injured or killed.

- Congers , NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 212006

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving at various speeds the vehicle vibrated. It has been to the dealership twice for repairs. The first time, they aligned the front end of the vehicle. The second time, they replaced the front axle, lower and upper ball joints however, the problem still exists.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 252005

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3 miles
Purchased 2005 Dodge Dakota quad cab with 3 miles, noticed a vibration, shimmy in steering wheel and floor board at all speeds and on all types of roads, it increases on bumpy or construction roads. Have been to dealership 7 times, they balanced the tires they installed new tires then they installed rear axles and drums but vibration continues. The last couple of times they said normal for that vehicle or could not duplicate but the air pressure in tires is always changed or tires rotated, . I filed a lemon law complaint but of course the verdict is drives normal. I just want a vehicle that doesn't shake when I drive, could be hazzard.safty concern.

- Chuluota, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 012005

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
Dt when the consumer applied the brakes, the vehicle vibrated so badly, the consumer was unable to control the vehicle. The dealer replaced the left front wheel bearing, rotors, front and rear drums. The consumer called daimler Chrysler and they were suppose to get back with the consumer today. Can't set minutes on clock radio and won't keep correct time. Clock radio has to be reordered. Speedometer ticks at times. Dealer could not duplicate condition.

- Canton, NY, USA