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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,000 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 clutch problems

clutch problem

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2004 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 222008

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 68,000 miles


Clutch failed, vehicle would not start unless push started, was able to drive and shift normally. Vehicle functioned normally upuntill the failure. Brought vehicle to dealer. The pedal rod was bent, after taking my vehicle to the dealer I was told that the clutch master and slave "fell apart in their hands" this is a part that does not fail, should not fail. This vehicle is only 3.5 yrs old. To make matters worse there are no available parts to repair this vehicle. To quote the service manager "there could have been a run on the parts" I believe this warrents looking into to see if this is a faulty part.

- Olathe, KS, USA

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