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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
123,624 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace engine (1 reports)
2003 Dodge Dakota engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 032014

Dakota V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,000 miles


My engine shots off. I'm driving down the highway and it just shots off like you turn the switch off.

My check engine light is on but the computer said nothing wrong. I'm confused.

- , Uhrichsville, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 182012

Dakota Sport 4.7L Litre V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,247 miles

This problem occurred suddenly and was catastrophic! By the time the "check gauges" light came on a warped head had already happened. I purchased this truck new and have always used the best synthetic oil on the market and had the truck serviced on or before time! Now my only choice is to fit a new engine or trade it in! This vehicle is good in the Canadian Winters and has never failed until now. This kind of failure has never occurred to me before! I have owned many cars over the years and they always ran when I was done with them! I may call Dodge, yet I know what they will say. Too bad Canuk here try a new one Not on us! I'm having an engine installed now! Then maybe a Ford or GM or An import! Thanks

- , Cobourg, Ontario, canada

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