pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
104,950 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. pay 1000 dollars to fix everything (1 reports)
  3. replace frame (1 reports)
2005 Dodge Dakota body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 012017

Dakota Laramie 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 142,200 miles


I wash my truck faithfully, top and underneath. That is probably why it lasted as long as it did without rusting. The most conspicuous rust is over the rt hand rear wheel opening. The other rust is on the bottom of the left hand doors. (Trailing edge bottom of the driver's door and leading bottom edge of rear left door).

Driving around the KC area I notice other Dodge pickups with the same problem. It is a crying shame that Dodge has not addressed this problem.

I plan on keeping my truck until my kids take my keys away---it runs great, it looks great except for the @$%^&

rust. Glenn Lorei

- glennlorei, Lees Summit, US

problem #4

Jul 052016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

frame across front and under radiator is rust away

this frame is one eight thick and should never rust. away. must be a common problem if all truck are built the same in 2005

- Larry B., Cincinnati, OH, US

problem #3

May 062012

Dakota SLT 3.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

It's an 2005!!!! SHOULD BE NO RUST! I literally wash my truck once a week and vacuum. If you can say I don't take care of my truck I should just punch you.

- Ryker T., Arcadia, WI, US

problem #2

Jan 302012

Dakota V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles

This truck is only 7 years old and already there is rust on the drivers side rear fender.

- drunn51, Colorado Springs, CO, US

problem #1

Mar 162007

Dakota LST 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,302 miles

I paint cars for work and play,and I found it really disgusting on how fast dodge rust compared to the other pickups out there. I'm talking the last ten years.I can honestly cut out the rusty piece weld or glue in and refinish.Protect,then give you a longer hold out date. Dodge needs PPG and if they might be using it,there's no material on them.There is less on the sides than the top.Look at the bottom of your doors,98% of the vehicles on the road today have hardly to no paint on them.Dodge is the box sides and rad support.

- Jason L., Pembroke, ON, Canada

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