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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,500 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Dodge Dakota drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 152015


  • 159,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Dakota. While driving approximately 5 mph, the gear shifted into neutral without warning. The contact coasted the vehicle to the side of the road. The vehicle was not taken to a local dealer or an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing due to cost. The failure recurred and the contact unplugged the servo motor. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 159,000.

- Weirto, WV, USA

problem #1

Sep 082006

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Consumer would like reimbursement for repairs to there 2004 Dodge Dakota sport. The radiator failed and resulted in the vehicle overheating. The rear differential failed. The right front axle, axle shaft assembly was worn. Electric engine cooling fan failed which damaged the new radiator.

- Peninsula, OH, USA

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