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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,872 miles

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2004 Dodge Dakota steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #3

Mar 042005

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles

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

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

problem #2

May 012004

Dakota 4WD

  • miles
Recall campaign : the vehicle's ball joints failed prior to recall notification 04V-596. The vehicle' S ball joints, rack and pinion steering and outer tire rods also had to be replaced. The consumer request reimbursement.

- Chesterfield, MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 232004

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125 miles
2004 Dodge Dakota quad cab 4X4, purchased 8/16/04. Currently 2,200 miles on the vehicle. Within the first week of ownership, the vehicle developed rattling or clunking noises in the front end when traveling over bumps. Additionally, the vehicle is out of alignment, and pulls to the left when braking. Tire wear (although very slight @ 2,200 miles in not symmetrical between LH front to rh front tire). I will be taking the truck into the dealership @ 3,000 miles to have them look at the front end, as well as the alignment.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

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