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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
24,700 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new body control module (1 reports)
2004 Dodge Dakota accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2004 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 202008

Dakota 4 X 4 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,700 miles


The BMS controls auto door locks, battery protection, chimes, courtesy lamps, headlamp time delay, ignition key lamp, illuminated entry, instrument panel dimming, power door locks, windshield wipers/washers, etc.

The brake lights illuminated, it started to ding, my speedometer went haywire and it began to constantly change gears. I took it to Midas...I trust them. My truck is 4 years old but has very low mileage. No warranty because of it's age. The dealership told Midas they have seen several Dodge vehicles with this problem and if it's not fixed quickly it will damage another part that cost over $2,000.

- , Jonesborough, TN, USA

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