pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
145,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

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problem #1

Aug 182015

Dakota Laramie 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles

excessive heat in transmission

Excessive transmission heat light came on randomly. Engine acted like it was giving out less power and the transmission wanted to mainly downshift sending the RPM sky high. My truck has redlined several times due to this issue. It was not low on fluid, the fluid had been replaced approx. 3000-5000 miles before this issue came up. I don't want to blow my engine because of this downshift / excessive heat issue. This issue is really annoying and when I take it to get it looked at, there was no lights on on the dash. Could it be a bad temp sensor? I have no clue. I just wish I had my 94 Silverado back... that Silverado worked way better than this dakota!

- Jamison B., Cedar Rapids, IA, US