really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95 miles

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2004 Dodge Dakota body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 082004

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95 miles


When braking for a stop, with the gas tank between half and full, there is a loud "thumping" noise a few seconds after begin stopped. The original gas tank has been replaced but the noise still exists. Per the dealer, 2005 and later models this problem has been corrected. Why can this not be corrected on the 2004 models" the consumer stated it is to his understanding that this is an ongoing problem with the gas tank on 2004 Dodge Dakota's. the consumer is questioning why the later models were corrected and not the model he possess which has the same defect" the dealer stated knocking noise on floor the vehicle was placed on a lift and the axle nuts were re-torqued. Water leaked over the accelerator pedal, and the hole was sealed. The dealer stated clicking noise came from the rear when coming to a stop. Updated 09/05/07 updated 09/06/07.

- Wappinger Falls, NY, USA

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