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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,104 miles

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1995 Dodge Dakota transmission problems

transmission problem

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1995 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #16

Feb 222003

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,660 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Transmision doesn't like to up shift from first to second gear unles I let off the throtel. Also truck has roled when in park 5 times.I contacted dealor about this4 TO8 times. Dealer could not find prob. Dealer changed trans fluid/filter 2 times this did not work.I have only hade my Dakota sence 02/17/03.I talked to Dodge cust serv they said they had no complants on this truck.unles Dodge has a recal I will look at other brands of truck.incident is on going.

- Jay, ME, USA

problem #15

Oct 012000

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission is slipping. Dealer has advised that there was not a problem, but when conusmer attempted to accelerate around corner, vehicle would slip and disengage from transmission.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #14

Nov 152000

Dakota 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The transmission was overhauled by the dealer at 42000 the first time.

- Little Canada, MN, USA

problem #13

Aug 012000

(reported on)

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving vehicle slips in and out of gear, and shifts very hard. Dealer has been contacted.

- Elyria, OH, USA

problem #12

Dec 231999

Dakota

  • miles
This transmission failure should not have occurred on such a young truck. In addition, the transmission repairman stated that he has repaired at least 2 others with the same problem with only 40,0000 miles. They were just far enough to be out of warranty when the torque converters blew up throwing shrapnel through the transmission warranting a complete rebuild. My truck has been serviced routinely since I have had it, getting the transmisssion service done every 15000 miles to prevent it from tearing up. Fat chance.

- Athens, GA, USA

problem #11

Jul 221998

Dakota 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer complained that transmission shimmied when driving approximately 50-55 mph. Also shimmies between 18-19 rpms. Dealer/manufacturer notified, and condition cannot be corrected.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #10

May 011996

Dakota 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Transmission failed/transfer case and front axle leaked. Also oil pump failed.

- Brunswick, OH, USA

problem #9

Dec 011997

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #8

Jun 011994

Dakota 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission will not shift after truck has been driven about 5 miles, recalls on other models, however not this particular model.

- Bland, MO, USA

problem #7

May 201997

(reported on)

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The transmission slips when hot.

- Somerset, NJ, USA

problem #6

Mar 151996

Dakota

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Transmission overheats/slip's due to poor design as indicated by owner..

- Somerset, NJ, USA

problem #5

Nov 261996

(reported on)

Dakota

  • miles
When vehicle is in park and shifting into gear, drive/reverse, it does not immediately go into gear/sometimes, it does so without warning.

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #4

Aug 271996

Dakota 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission vibrates.

- Schellsburg, PA, USA

problem #3

Jul 011996

Dakota

  • miles
Shifted out of overdrive while going down road at highway speed 3 times.

- Old Monroe, MO, USA

problem #2

Jun 061996

Dakota

  • miles
Shifted into reverse with engine running, impact 6:00 position, hiiting a concrete pole.

- Vanwert, OH, USA

problem #1

May 011995

Dakota

  • miles
Transmission failed twice.

- Byron, NY, USA

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