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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,333 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 152007

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Dakota. While driving at various speeds, the steering wheel becomes difficult to maneuver. The contact replaced the rack and pinion himself. There have been no other failures since the repair. The current mileage was 48,000 and failure mileage was 46,000.

- Flushing, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 222005

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
The consumer stated that there was a shimmy/vibration in the front suspension. The vehicle was taken to the dealer three separate times for inspection and repair. The rack and pinion, front shocks and all four tires had been changed. The problem still exist. The consumer had been in contact with the manufacturer. (12/05/05) the vehicle had been to three different dealers with no results.

- Tanner, AL, USA

problem #1

Dec 132004

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was making a right turn a loud knocking noise was heard coming from the front. Consumer drove vehicle to the dealer, and mechanic determined that the rack and pinion, and both front driver's side and passenger's side upper ball joints needed to be replaced.

- Wellsboro, PA, USA

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