pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
70,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. new bolts and bushings (2 reports)
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problem #2

Nov 252011

Dakota SLT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

I don't off road the truck and the friggin bolt breaks. This is stupid I've had 14- 4 wheel drive trucks in my lifetime ,and I've beat the living hell out of a few of them and never has a sway bar bolt broken.

- kschultz, Ravenna, OH, mexico

problem #1

Aug 302011

Dakota SLT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles

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sway bar broke sway bar broke

The joints at both ends of the sway bar broke. The bolts and bushings needed to be replaced. This occurred while out of town, so it was a major inconvenience. Also, I have rarely taken this truck off road, so I am not sure why this bar would break with only 69,000 miles on the truck. It was dangerous to drive on the highway without this stabilizer. The truck appeared to "bounce" a lot when driving over bumps and making turns. I am just glad no accidents occurred due to this issue.

- smileyjas81, Oakmont, PA, US