definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles

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problem #1

May 312010

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
To whom it may concern: I was referred to you by www.carcomplaints.com.they felt that what I had to say may be safety related. I have a 2005 Dodge Dakota 4X4. I bought this truck new. Starting in may of 2010 I started to hear a clunking noise in the front, or maybe rear end, only when I turn left or right.I have been to 3 garages and the last one being a dealership. I have replaced both lower ball joints, both front stab links, both tie rods, both rear stab links, and as recent as this Sept.,both leaf springs. The truck still has the same noise and I'm out $2000. The dealer doesn't even know what's wrong. Now, all this happened before the truck turned 50,000. Miles. I know it's out of warranty. I also, know now, the manufacturer's have studies on how long a vehicle is to last in order for the consumer to give it a passing grade as to by it again. I have had many trucks in my day and I maintained all just as well as this one. I had an S10 4X4 with 120,000 miles on it and the front and rear end was as tight as the day I bought it. An accident ended that vehicle. I think Dodge should find out what's wrong and fix it at their expense. Not mine or the dealership but, theirs!!!!!! I know my purchase will not make or break Dodge. However, I am one and done with Dodge products and I will continue to spread the word about my troubles with my Dakota. I'm asking you too, to go on line and google Dodge Dakota 2005 front end or suspension troubles. You will not be disappointed. Thank you for your time!

- Canton, OH, USA