pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
128,750 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
1995 Dodge Dakota engine problems

engine problem

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1995 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 222007

Dakota ES 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles


This is my step fathers truck - He lives on social security - about 800 bucks a month - I won't even go there - Government sucks for people on Social Security - Anyhow, this truck - maybe the engine ? Stutters, stalls, backfires - can't drive over 20mph without it stutter really really bad - We have changed the Oxygen Sensor and have stopped there as he doesn't have the funds to work around the problem - Does anyone have a solution? Please help. Thanks

- , Lewisburg, OH, USA

problem #3

Aug 202007

(reported on)

Dakota 3.9L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

truck keeps stalling. it loses power, then when it kicks back in, sometime it back fires.

- , East Haven, CT, USA

problem #2

Oct 142006

(reported on)

Dakota 4x4

  • 145,000 miles

same sputtering/stalling as other complaint-random though, no pattern, just scares the hell out of you when it happens! I wish someone could figure it out!

- , Durango, CO, US

problem #1

Jul 042006

(reported on)


  • 150,000 miles

We have 2 vehicles from Dodge doing the same thing!! 1995 Dakota and 1994 Shadow. Have replaced fuel filters and O2 sensors and fuel pumps. Never know when this is going to happen - cold or hot/immediately or after long driving. Engine lopes, vehicle lunges, then stutters and stalls. Sometimes Check Engine Light comes on and sometimes it won't. WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS HAD THE SAME PROBLEM.... especially if they got it figured out!!!

- , Briggsdale, CO, USA

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