Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
825 miles

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2004 Dodge Dakota transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 272004

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 450 miles


Transmission, day 1 leaking, replaced rear tail and seal, still leaking, then replaced the yokeand universil, problem with leak solved, now transmission shifts iregular, hard thumping noise comeing from transmission, loud cracking crunching noise coming from some where, dealer says its in transmission, dealer dont now problem, want to look in transmission, also whenresumeing to speed in set cruz control, violent down shifting 5 miles per hour before set speed, goig to dealer to have a look at again.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 152004

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,200 miles
Stopped at traffic light, had vehicle out of gear *manual transmission*, after light changed, put into gear, truck lurched then was thrown out of gear, making a loud grinding sound. It has happend 3 times since then. Dealer says transmission is just new but it has 1000 miles on it.

- Amargosa, NV, USA

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