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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
114,175 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced ball joints (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Dodge Dakota suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 202015

Dakota Slt Crew Cab Pickup 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles


I drive a 2004 Dodge Dakota pickup. Yesterday thankfully while driving slow, my front wheel came off due solely to the upper ball joint shearing off. Upon further investigation and internet access I was able to find out that this is common with Dodge, this year specifically. Please help with any suggestions, lawsuits etc to help me fight to get Dodge to pay for my repair and recall parts, so no one will go through with what I went through.

- , upland, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 152013

Dakota SLT 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,526 miles

I have a 2004 Dodge dakota Quad cab. The driver side front end suspention sucks. the transaxle broke and both ball joints rotted away cause they don't put grease fittings on newer cars. Tie rod end broke also. Thank god my wife when she was driving the truck was on back streets cause if she was on the highway she probley would not be here with me today. The drivers side wheel fell off the truck. the truck is only 9 years old WTF

- , Wheatfield, IN, USA

problem #1

Apr 222005

(reported on)

Dakota Sport

  • 50,000 miles

Truck is junk. Will never own another Dodge.

- , Cheboygan, MI, USA

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