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4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
62,436 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2004 Dodge Dakota transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 182008

Dakota SLT 4.2L V8 Magnum

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,436 miles

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

I bought this truck from someone I knew. He pampered this truck; it was garage kept, everything was cleaned weakly, and maintenance was done right by the book by the Dodge dealership. So I bought the truck due to the age of my other truck, a 1991 Suburban, and the idea that since it's newer it'll have less problems and be more driver friendly, well it deff isn't. About two or three days after I bought the car me and my friend went to go take it out to go down the shore and when we went from park to drive it made what sounded like a grinding and whining noise. I just thought maybe it was the brake not being pressed hard enough or maybe a little low on tranny fluid, but it wasn't. After another few hundred miles the sound is a lot worse and i cant understand why. Has only about 63,300 miles and their all highway. The truck was/is never beat or driven hard. I cant understand why such a new truck is having such serious problems. It even feels as though the transmission is starting to slip a little bit. This truck drives like garbage and feels like it's made of paper. Would never even think about another Dodge again. Big disappointment. Even though my other truck is 18 years old and has well over twice the mileage, it still runs better and is more reliable by far.

- , Bayonne, NJ, USA

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