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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
141,990 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.

2008 Dodge Dakota brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 162014

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • 76,941 miles


Wheel cylinder for the rear brakes was faulty and leaking. This led to the brakes being partially on constantly, and the brake shoes to wear to below safe limits within a year.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #5

Apr 072014

Dakota 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Re: 2008 Dodge Dakota been searching for recall on the above vehicle, been stopped numerous of time by officers about signals. Have replaced bulbs and doesn't work. Problems: Turns left signal light on and the right one comes on, this happens 95% of the time. Emergency flashes does not work 75% of the time.

- Greenville, AL, USA

problem #4

Mar 052013

Dakota 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Repair shop said I needed new front brake pads & rotors, tie rods were about to fall off, said it was danger to drive. Chrysler dealer said it was out warranty.

- South Lyon , MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 132009

Dakota 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph and depressing the brake pedal, the front end of the vehicle shook vigorously. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis. The mechanic replaced the front brake pads and cleaned the rotors. The failure continued after the repair. The contact stated the failure could have been related to the front end and not necessarily the brakes. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Oct 022012


  • 620,000 miles
This truck is the 4 and the last Dodge I will ever buy the trailer light pack is junk the break sys is junk its a two sensor ABS 1 one the driver front and one on the rear end and they say its all wheel ABS trans 2 times rebuilt rotors and brakes replace at every 3 months tie rods struts rack and pump replaced them 3 times seat belts in the rear are not kid rated when they latch but don't lock even when you do get in a crash radio don't work air bags don't work tire low light is always on even when you air them up and new sensors on every time you use the brakes you lose the heater A/C they shut off then you let of the brakes it turns again.

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 142011


  • 30,000 miles
I had purchase this vehicle in Feb 2011, and ever since I have reported to my dealer that I been feeling vibration when I apply my brakes and all of a sudden, steering wheel starts to shake and brakes shake when applied. They had test drove it an they came back an told me it was just the road, they informed to change the breaks and rotors, and I should B fine, so I did. Now im having trouble with road vibration from new tires, also had a alignment for all four tires, and they not able to keep proper balance and now again with my rotors and brakes shakes when I apply and I feel it in the steering wheel. I just may need to take it in have them look everything overagain, but by another mechanic..

- Maryville, TN, USA

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