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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,500 miles

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2004 Dodge Dakota windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 102011

Dakota

  • miles

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

2004 Dodge Dakota quad cab: Has power windows. On a trip from montrose co. To denver co. Put down the 3 passenger windows. When tried to put them back up would not go back up. Had to physically pull windows up and duck tape them....and hoped they would not come down on trip back home...it was rainy, snowy Colorado weather. I feel this is unsafe because of children in the truck and constantly watch for windows to go back down. I can hear the power motors working but the windows will not move. Has anyone else had this problem? thanks for your help.

- Montrose, CO, USA

problem #3

Feb 062008

Dakota

  • 120,000 miles
I have a 2004 Dodge Dakota quad cab and I have also had problems with the window regulator on the drivers side. I however have changed it myself twice in the past year and it was about 95-100$ each time and finally decided that the last time that it went out that I wasn't going to fix it until Dodge came up with a better design on it so I now have a pair of C-clamp vice grips holding my window up. It is bad that I cant roll the window down but atleast I know that I don't have to worry about it falling down and the inside getting wet or vandalized.

- Sedalia , MO, USA

problem #2

May 182010

Dakota 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
I own 2 Dodge/Chrysler products, in the 6 years I have had these cars I have had to repair the electric window cables 9 times at a cost of $250 each time. I have asked the local dealers why they keep breaking and I am told that they use plastic pieces that don't hold up. These products are supposed to carry a lifetime warranty which none of the dealers will honor. I am not the only person complaining about this problem. I spoke to the mechanic in my home town and he said they replace at least 5 to 6 of these cables a day. Why is Chrysler allowed to use these products with no consequences" the safety issue is the cables snap while you are driving and the windows fall down into the tracks. If you are in bad weather you have no chance of fixing this type of problem. How can I go about getting Chrysler to recall these products and make there supplier accountable" think about driving along and your window just falling down to the track and there is nothing you can do about it. No locking your car for safety, no protecting yourself from the elements, no way to fix the problem but shell out more money for a product that will always fail!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 042005

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
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

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