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5.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Dodge Dakota body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012013

Dakota

  • miles

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

Paint peeling, rust on rear fenders and other spots.

- Brattleboro, VT, USA

problem #2

Feb 102009

Dakota

  • 50,000 miles
Bought used 2004 Dodge Dakota quad cab in Dec 2008 almost two months later I noticed the passenger and drivers floorboard is wet. Took it back to the Chrysler dealer and they said they took the interior out and dried it then took the truck to a body shop to get the leak fixed but could not tell me exactly where the leak is located. I would like Dodge to address this problem as I have heard of many problems like this with Dodge Dakotas. Too much money for a truck to have a problem. The truck smells of mold and I have wasted my money and have no where to turn at this point.

- Coffeeville, MS, USA

problem #1

Mar 042005

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
2004 Dodge, Dakota. The consumer stated steering has been replaced three times and it was still defective. The idler arms were replaced once. The consumer stated that a month after purchase the vehicle made a clicking noise on the front passenger side. She repeatedly took the vehicle to dealer, and had the idler arms replaced. The vehicle would click when the steering wheel was turned, it was replaced three times and problem recurred. The consumer filed a complaint with the manufacturer. Also, power steering pump, the radio, and the knee panel has been replaced twice. In addition, the rear shocks and springs/ the rear window regulator/driver's side seat/the clock driver's side door handle, roof joint molding were replaced. The vehicle was purchased new with 800 miles on it.

- Beaufort, SC, USA

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