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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,862 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 112006

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,585 miles


The brakes shake horribly and have since about a 11,000 miles, the dealership refuses to do anything about, replaced a faulty caliper I ordered in January in July. I believe the reason I was not able to stop fast enough in the accident in October was because the brakes failed to grab completely. I would not be such a big deal my this Dodge dealer treats me as an ignoramus, they did offer to upgrade my brakes for only 250 a side, which seems silly since it was still under warranty at the time. It still has the $100 ded warranty for 100000 miles.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 202006

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
: the contact stated while applying brake pressure at high speeds, there was a pronounced vibration through the front end and the steering wheel. The vehicle was seen by a dealer for inspection. The dealer determined the brake drums, disc, and shoes needed to be replaced.

- Galax, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 182006

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
: the contact stated while applying brake pressure at various speeds, there was a pronounced vibration within the front end of the vehicle followed by an increased stopping distance. The vehicle was seen by a dealer for inspection. The dealer replaced the drums, rotors, and calipers which corrected the problem.

- Elkton, MD, USA

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