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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
277,181 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2000 Dodge Dakota steering problems

steering problem

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2000 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 142013

Dakota Sport 3.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 350,000 miles


I had the upper and lower ball joints replaced for $600.00 at a AAA shop on Union Street in Rockland MA. I previously had tie rod ends replaced believing this was the cause of loose steering yet the problem is still very apparent. The steering wheel pops when turning and then catches. I have been told by quite a few people that the intermediate drive shaft is definitely the issue, Aren't there any recalls on this I can't afford to keep paying to pay for a defect that Dodge should have had fixed, I had already read of several cases where this has been a definite concern of dodge truck owners. For Pete's sake Dodge take responsibility

for you mistakes and fix this!!!

- , Brockton, MA, USA

problem #2

Oct 182013

Dakota Sport 3.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 342,542 miles

I have had both sides, upper and lower ball joints replaced along with both tie-rod ends. I am still having a lot of play with steering. I have spoken with a few mechanics and most agree that the intermediate shaft is an ongoing issue with these trucks.

Why has there not been a safety recall on this problem? I can see the steering in these vehicles is an ongoing issue and yet nothing has been done to resolve it. I cannot afford to keep sinking money into a bad investment. Dodge, stand behind your trucks and fix what you already know is a safety problem that may cause someone their life!!!

- , Brockton, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012013

Dakota Sport 3.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 139,000 miles

I have had the upper and lower ball joints replaced, tie rod ends...had someone look at steering shaft and you can visibly see the extensive play near ongoing problem with this particular part. This is definitely a safety issue. I want to know if there is a recall on this part.. It will definitely need to be fixed because I will not allow my grand kids in the truck and risk their lives when the steering lets go.

- , Brockton, MA, USA

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