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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,833 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.

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2005 Dodge Dakota body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 092014

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that the windshield became detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic and the contact was informed that the urethane had loosened. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the incident. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000. Updated 2/26/14 the consumer was informed the windshield was loose all the across the top, down both sides. The bottom of the windshield was loose about 8 inches on each side. Updated 03/13/14

- Newton, IA, USA

problem #2

Feb 232009


  • miles
I have a 2005 Dodge Dakota slt. I purchased it in 10/2005. I have had problems with this truck since I first bought it. Recently I had to replaced the tire rods, sway bar and linkage, brakes, calipers, and rotors. Two days after I had all of these things fixed I noticed that the truck was still shaking and making a lot of noise. When I brought the truck to Dodge I was informed that the rear axle in the truck needed to be replaced. I was told that when the truck was manufactured the wrong size axle was put in the truck. This caused all kinds of problems. I was told that other parts are damaged and need to be replaced and repaired.(rear brake shoes, front disc rotors) I was told that the axle part is covered under warranty but I have to pay the $100 deductible. I was told that everything else that is damaged (due to the axle) and requires repair and replacement is not covered because it is considered "normal wear and tear". I was given a quote of somewhere around $400. (depending on labor) my complaint is simple, I am being forced to pay for damaged parts on my truck that are directly caused by the manufactures error. A problem that can be proved to be the manufacturers fault. I was sold a vehicle that had the wrong axle installed. Which then caused additional problems. When I bought this truck I was under the impression that the manufactures made the vehicle properly. They did not. They sold me a truck with the wrong part installed. Not only is this wrong but there should be some kind of an investigation into this. If the wrong size axle is in my truck, there are other trucks that also have the wrong size axle installed. It is dangerous and suspicious. I think it is even safe to say that it is fraud too! selling trucks that have the wrong parts installed and then making profit from the repairs and replacements. Sounds like fraud to me.

- Coventry, RI, USA

problem #1

Jul 172005

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
2005 Dodge Dakota, has severe shudder when braking at highway speeds above 50 mph. Just had it returned from the shop saying there is no problem with it. Will be taking it back next week for another checkup. Brakes pulsate anytime you appy them at those speeds. Dealer check all the brakes and found no problems

- Marion, NY, USA

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