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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,955 miles

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2007 Dodge Dakota suspension problems

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2007 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 152015


  • 72,000 miles


Pu began vibrating, ( like going over rough road), it would stop. But then go a mile or so farther and it would begin again. This was driven on hwy. Mechanic replaced lower ball joints and sway bar links. This did not correct the problem. He tried everything he could to remedy it but could not. Milage is 72,000.

- Florence, OR, USA

problem #6

Jun 132007


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that the suspension components were severely rusted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 20,000. Updated 03/17/15

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #5

Dec 132011


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, he heard a squeaky noise. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician diagnosed that the bolt joints, tie rod and sway bar were malfunctioning and would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 45,000 and the current mileage was 45,427.

- Marcellus, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 122013

Dakota 6-cyl

  • 56,952 miles


I have a 2007 Dodge Dakota quad cab, V-6 that was bought new and serviced at the same dealership since I have owned it. No one else has worked on it. I took it in for the regular oil change recently and asked them to check on a popping kind of sound coming from what I thought was the right front end. The dealer said I needed shocks on all four wheels. It cost me about $950 to have this done. I am 65 years old and have been driving since I was 16 years old. I have owned many cars, but have never had to replace the shocks in any vehicle I have owned. This is my third Dakota. The first two were used as work trucks and carried heavy loads just about every day. Both had over 100,000 miles when I got rid of them and I never had any problem with the shocks. The Dakota I currently have has not been used for carrying anything heavy. Probably the heaviest was a couple of sheets of plywood. I have talked to a friend of mine who is in charge of all fleet vehicles for the county in which I live. He said of all the vehicles he has worked on, he has never had to replace all four shocks. He said every now and them one shock on a vehicle may go out, but never all four. I contacted the dealer who told me to contact Dodge. Dodge looked at the specifics and said it was due to normal wear and tear. I feel that I have been taken to the cleaners by the dealer.

- Taylors, SC, USA

problem #3

Dec 152010

Dakota 6-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
This vehicle was purchased 11/07 new. The corrosion on the drive components is incredible. You can chip the rust off. The brakes have seized up four times. The first time it was just past the three year warranty at approximately 22,000 miles. I called the dealer at the time, and they said there was no warranty. The last time was Friday 3/23/2012, at 4 1/2 years old at 28,000 miles. It burned up the front pads. This is the fourth time I have had to redo the front brakes. I have redone the rear brakes once for the same reason. I called Ram customer assistance, and at first their representative said they would buy the replacement parts. After talking with them a second time, a different representative refused to help me and said the case was closed. The steering column is falling apart, the muffler and driveshaft are ready to fall off, the front axles, ball joints and the struts are extremely rusty. You can chip the rust off of these components. I dismantled the brake system again, and the caliper pistons were frozen solid. Upon removal, I found the caliper pistons full of rust and pits on the inside. The body itself has no corrosion at all. I am looking at $2000 to $3000 thousand in parts alone. This truck has never towed a boat or been on a boat ramp. I live in an area where they rarely use salt or solution on the roads and have maybe 1-3 inches of snow a year. I need help as this truck is going to fall apart within the next year or so. I have documented all of this with pictures, and I have a case number with Chrysler.

- Brinnon, WA, USA

problem #2

Mar 112012


  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that while driving 2 mph, the front end suspension fell from under the vehicle. The vehicle lost all power steering and the tire rod punctured the front driver side tire. The dealer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was towed back to the contact's residence and was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 63,000.

- Terril, IA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012011


  • 63,730 miles
2007 Dodge Dakota with 63700 miles had tie rod end failure causing steering and control problems. Had this failure occurred at highway speed there could have easily been a serious and possibly deadly event. I had the problem repaired and contacted Dodge about this. Dodge covered all expenses ($265) at 65500 miles I took the truck in for inspection because it was pulling to the right. The mechanic found a nail in the right front tire which caused the pulling problem but further inspection revealed that both the upper and lower ball joints on the right and left sides were noticeably worn. I then took the truck to my local Dodge dealer where their inspection confirmed the previous findings. At both inspections I was told that the tie rod end failure and the ball joint problem had most likely occurred because these joints had no grease fittings for lubrication. I called Dodge to see if they would repair the ball joint issue and they refused. I think that had these joints come with grease fittings these issues (tie rod ends and ball joints) would not be a problem at 60000+ miles under normal conditions. Quote for repairs at dosage dealer $1451.

- Madisonville, KY, USA

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