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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,512 miles

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2006 Dodge Dakota suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

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

problem #1

Apr 012007

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Dakota. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle would jump sideways when driving over a bump or pothole. The dealer stated that the failure was a normal occurrence. As of December 13, 2007, the dealer had not repaired the vehicle. The failure mileage was 25 and current mileage was 16,600.

- Moundsville, WV, USA

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