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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,000 miles

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2004 Dodge Dakota drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 232007

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that the steering locks while driving. He took the vehicle to the dealer three different times and they replaced the power steering pump, which did not correct the failure. He then took the vehicle to an authorized automotive engineer and was informed that the universal joint that goes into the yoke was bent when it should be straight. The dealer finally repaired the vehicle, but the contact does not feel safe driving the vehicle. The failure mileage was 34,000 and current mileage was 47,017. Updated 8/27/09 updated 09/09/09

- Cross Plains, TN, USA

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