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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,240 miles

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2007 Dodge Dakota electrical problems

electrical problem

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2007 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #10

Jan 032015

Dakota

  • 110,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Turns flashes right when signaling left, , flashes left when signaling right

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #9

Aug 032015

Dakota

  • 58,142 miles
Driving vehicle and activating the left turn signal. The signal had failed causing the vehicle computer to fail and removing power from the transmission. The check engine light was illuminated and instrument panel lost power. Diagnostic error indicated a bad shift indication. Replaced switch and resolved issue.

- Blue Springs, MO, USA

problem #8

Jul 272015

Dakota

  • 137,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Dakota.while driving at approximately 70 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart; however, the failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V795000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was approximately 137,000.

- Rumney , NH, USA

problem #7

May 042007

Dakota

  • 23,125 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

On two occasions this vehicle experienced a serious safety issue when intermittently the turn signals fail to operate simultaneously with the windshield wipers also stop working. This can happen at any time and is particularly dangerous while in traffic and in a heavy rainstorm without warning the windshield wipers stop. At the same time the turn signals become inoperable so the driver is left without visibility and the inability to notify fellow travelers that he/she must immediately move to the right hand shoulder until the rain stops. This problem happened to me in may of 2007. Mileage on the vehicle was 23,125. The problem was identified by the Dodge technician as a defective multifunction switch - part number 56049823ab. The multifunction switch was removed and replaced by Dodge under warranty. The problem recurred in January of 2015. Mileage on the vehicle at that time was 35,242 (12,117 miles driven) since the first incident. The problem was once again the multifunction switch - part number 56049823ab. I was told by the service manager that this problem could not be covered under warranty since I had exceeded the 3 year warranty period. I had to pay $125.95 to have the multifunction switch removed and replaced (again). Everyone (including myself) knew when I took the vehicle in for repair exactly what the problem was. It appears that Dodge has a serious repetitive problem with this integral part. And when this part fails it represents a dangerous safety issue - one in which death and/or serious injury can and will occur.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #6

Dec 302009

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • 11,195 miles
Multifunction switch had a internal fault the dealer replaced it on 12/30/09 the switch had to be replaced 2 weeks later because the switch replacement switch was bad. In 2010 after the truck out of warranty I had to replace it again. Now on 01/25/2012 the switch failed again which causes the turn signal to function incorrect ( left will turn on right, right will not work all or right will turn on left).

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #5

Dec 052011

Dakota

  • miles
Turn signals are signalling wrong direction or no direction at all.

- Brookville, IN, USA

problem #4

Aug 242010

Dakota

  • 32,718 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle would not start, they cannot get defective part and have no idea when one will be available it's been with the dealer over 30 days.

- Healdsburg, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 312010

Dakota

  • 30,000 miles
Turn signals work intermittently, wipers also work intermittently, windshield washers will work when high beam is used also intermittent.

- Indiana, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 172010

Dakota 4WD

  • 60,100 miles
In my 2007 Dodge Dakota club cab 4X4, having stopped in a straight line, I activated the left turn signal. Inside, it blinked rapidly as if to indicate a blown bulb. In May 2010, I replaced the right turn signal bulb and believed the left had now blown. After making the turn, I activated the signal again but it blinked "normally". the problem has not replicated itself since.

- Prattville, AL, USA

problem #1

Jun 132010

Dakota

  • 50,125 miles
Turn signal intermittently fails. Moving turn signal lever for a left turn, results in flashing of right front and rear indicator lamps. Very dangerous as approaching traffic makes incorrect assumption about which direction the vehicle is planning to turn. Since intermittent, one never knows which indication (left or right) will result. Found internet blogs where this same problem has been documented.

- Moline, IL, USA

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