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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,746 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Dodge Dakota drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 082010


  • 51,243 miles


I was driving East on a two lane road, as I heard a slight pop come from my driver side tire. Suddenly after that pop, their was a slip in the steering and I had noticed that my driver side tire started to lose massive control, thus jerking and locking up the truck in matters of seconds. Luckily drivers behind me were paying attention and swerved out of the way nearly missing the truck. I gained some control and pulled into a near by business. Parked I assessing the situation. It was found that the tie rod had fallen off the connection for know reason at all. The truck is only 3 years old and 51,000 miles, with regular maintenance.

- Mokena, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 072008

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 250 miles
Vehicle fails to reverse, then jerks in and out of reverse, vehicle was returned to dealer for repair, service manager said the is a problem with all Dakotas and 1500's and at this time there is no known solution to the problem, he also stated that Chrysler was aware of the problem, but they keep on selling them.

- Toccoa, GA, USA

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