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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,896 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Dodge Dakota engine problems

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2006 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 012015


  • miles


The 4WD acuator engages constantly when the truck is not running. It seems to happen mostly when I unlock the doors and open them.

- Carson City, NV, USA

problem #3

Sep 012014


  • 90,000 miles
I took my vehicle to my mechanic because my dash light stopped working. He said that there was a recall for the instrument panel and the recall should cover 2006 models. When we run the VIN number it does not show for my vehicle but there was a recall for all other 2006 Dodge durango because it is a fire risk. Can you please see if there is any way that my vehicle just got missed.

- Selmer, TN, USA

problem #2

Jan 262015

Dakota 8-cyl

  • 141,582 miles
01/26/2015 @ 1545 +- hours pst. Driving on cruise control when I came to a 3 way stop. Tapped brake to come off cruise. Came to a complete stop behind 4/5 vehicles. Advanced at idle RPM (750). I was the 2nd vehicle in line when my engine RPM's started increasing. Applied hard brake, RPM continued to increase, enough to over ride the rear wheel brakes causing/allowing the tires to spin. I turned the ignition off, shifted to park, re-started the engine. After restart every thing performed as designed.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 142014

Dakota 8-cyl

  • miles
We were driving down hwy I-5 in seattle Washington. My husbands knee bumped the key in the ignition and the vehicle turned off. This happened 3 times since we have had the vehicle. We have only had the vehicle for year.

- Walla Walla, WA, USA

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