hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,740 miles

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2005 Dodge Dakota engine problems

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2005 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 262016


  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced overheating after being operated in the summer. The check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that a oil radiator cooler was needed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 140,000.

- Rienzi, MS, USA

problem #4

Jul 042016


  • 147,701 miles
While driving on highway the engine started a tapping noise. Had a mechanic check it out, and found out the rocker arm was off, fell loose in the valve cover and the valve seat and valve guide were also loose which has caused the rocker arm to fall off.

- Providence, RI, USA

problem #3

Feb 102016


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that there was a continuous noise that progressed. Also, the motor failed and caused the vehicle to stall several times. The dealer and manufacturer stated that the vehicle was previously repaired under a manufacturer recall. The manufacturer provided no repair solution. The vehicle was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) and the dealer had not been able to schedule the repair for months due to the manufacturer not being able to confirm when the parts may become available. The vehicle continued to randomly stall. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012015


  • 71,000 miles
Front end rusted so badly the radiator is about to fall off. See pictures. This is a safety issue and should be recalled.

- West Springfield, MA, USA

problem #1

Apr 152010


  • 60,000 miles
Driving and it got a ticking noise "? then I started to get sleepy and a bad head ache!!! it got loud and then I looked under hood and bolts broke off in the heads of the motor, I can't afford 800--- 1,000 from Chrysler wants to fix it ! it's dangerous if you stay in truck a long time with out window down !! tales to many people have had same thing but of course they won't fix it should be fixed ! I slept in my truck in move out to ar ! if I did to know what was wrong I could of died from that deal !! how many mite of ??? from carbon monoxide poison????" needs to be recalled !!!!

- Dennard, AR, USA

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