really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,061 miles

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2005 Dodge Dakota brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 012010


  • 35,000 miles


While the vehicle is in the running and operational position, aka driving down the road, the key can be removed, by simply pulling it out of the ignition, and the vehicle will remain running, and then there is no way to shut the vehicle off. The ignition switch has been faulty since I bought the vehicle. I am amazed no one has been injured, and even more surprised no recalls for this issue.

- Galesburg, IL, USA

problem #2

May 132012


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owned a 2005 Dodge Dakota. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle independently began to sway. Within moments, the vehicle flipped over on its driver side. The front driver side air bag did not deploy. The vehicle was not diagnosed. It was unknown if injuries were sustained or if a police report was filed. The manufacturer and dealer were not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 09/03/15 updated 12/16/2015

- Thorndale, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 192014

Dakota 8-cyl

  • 87,182 miles
Summary: On certain pickup trucks equipped with four-wheel antilock brake systems (ABS), the ABS electronic control unit (ECU) may cause a loss of front to rear brake balance, and the rear brakes could lock up prematurely during certain braking conditions. Read more: www.motortrend.com/cars/2006/Dodge/Dakota/recalls/#ixzz2wrbpvczs consequences: This could result in a loss of vehicle control and cause a crash without warning. Read more: www.motortrend.com/cars/2006/Dodge/Dakota/recalls/#ixzz2wrbuoz4H this is happening to my 2005 Dodge Dakota 4X4 and they just keep telling me there is no recall number for your 2005 even tho the exact same thing is happening to their 2006.

- Oroville, CA, USA

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