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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,214 miles

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2006 Dodge Dakota miscellaneous problems

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2006 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 022016


  • 70 miles


My 2006 Dodge Dakota is having problem with the turn signal and wiper. While driving, regardless of speed, my right turn signal flashes when I'm turning left. This is a safety hazard that will confuse other drivers. My wiper is also acting up. The fastest speed sometimes works and sometimes doesn't work. It's still working but just the regular speed. If it has speed of 1-5 for example, it only goes to 4. I think this should be a recall of parts or at least no charge when they replace whatever it is that needs to be replaced. Reading online, only Dodge-chrysller has this problem.

- Schertz, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 162015


  • 45,000 miles
Back on 1/14/2015 I brought my 2006 Dodge Dakota to a dealership for replacement of rusted brake lines. About two months later, at 45K mi., my driver side seat belt indicator light started to flicker on start-up. Shortly thereafter it would remain lit after start-up. I waited to request re-servicing my vehicle, only to find out the air bags were on recall. Therefore, I waited until I was given the call to bring my vehicle in for air bag replacement. The date for servicing was 10/30/2015. Upon completion of the ai bag replacement I was told my new air bags would not deploy nor does the horn work. This would require an additional $600. The cause of this safety failure was due to a defective clockspring unit. My question is at under 50kmi. Is it normal for this safety component to fail and is this a constant in other vehicles? it seems to me that placing faulty safety related equipment in vehicles only increases profit margins, over and above the normal maintenance expenses.

- Monroe, CT, USA

problem #3

Jun 122014


  • 47,000 miles
Purchase this vehicle one year ago this month, as we were leaving the dealer ship, we noticed a small squeak, really didn't think anything of it, 6 months later the squeak is louder. When back to the dealership and was told, not to worry about it, it was nothing. On June 12th when to get it inspected, and guess what it failed, reason, the front balljoints are no good. I suspect that this dealership knew they were bad when they sold it, now being on a limited income, I can't get it fixed and still have to make payments on it. What can be done about this, this vehicle was only driven during the winter months, since it was a 4X4.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 172009


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Dakota. While driving 10 mph on a muddy road, the contact swerved and crashed into a tree. The vehicle caught fire immediately. The insurance company is investigating the crash and believes the fire was due to an unspecified failure. The manufacturer will be notified. The contact received burns to the arms and legs. The VIN and mileages were unknown.

- Danvers , IN, USA

problem #1

Jul 162008


  • 39,000 miles
Regards to a 2006 Dodge Dakota clubcab pickup truck. Loud bang from rear end of truck @ a stop @ a toll booth on mass pike I-90 in westboro, MA. Towed to nearby westboro Dodge dealer. Rear end from the drive shaft down failed. Could have cause injury or death. Still @ dealership. Truck is out of warranty by 3000 miles. Been in touch with Chrysler dealer, they are calling it a defect but want me to pay first $500. This is a very serious defect that the dot should be aware of. If I was traveling and not stopped the drive shaft could have fell completely out and caused a crash or even worse. My truck is still not repaired. This happened on July 16 2008. I'm a single mom and took very good care of the truck. It was serviced ever 3,000 miles oil, fluids ect. I'm waiting now on faxes from westboro Dodge in westboro MA. To see all of the defects involved. Please contact me thank you!

- Tyngsboro, MA, USA

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