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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,773 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 012005

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The electrical system keeps malfunctioning. The fuel gauge doesn't work right and the temperature hand sometimes is on hot as soon as you crank the truck. The check engine light keeps coming on too. It has been worked on 3 times since I bought it a year ago.

- Linwood, NC, USA

problem #2

Feb 282005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,720 miles
Consumer states when stopping at a light the vehicle idles low, 500 rpms, and attempts to stall. Dealer states that there is a defect.

- Thomaston, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 292003


  • 1,600 miles
When the consumer tries to accelerate into traffic, the engine revsup but the vehicle does not move. There have been several occasions that the consumer would try to pass a slow moving vehicle, only to have the RPM's to increase but the vehicle would not accelerate. This problem has happened three times in the past. The dealer tried to find the problem, but was unable to. The manufacturers is not aware of the problem.

- Eastampton, NJ, USA

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