fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
129,100 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace ball joints (1 reports)
2005 Dodge Dakota suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 232017

Dakota SLT 3.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 181,000 miles


The upper and lower ball joints on the Dakota are particularly bad. All of them needed replaced when I got the vehicle.

- Curtis R., Kansas City, KS, US

problem #2

Sep 222012

Dakota SLT 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles

This part is absolutely junk!! I hate dodge!! Get your front ends fixed!!!!

- William M., Glen Dale, WV, US

problem #1

Aug 092010

Dakota 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,215 miles

I have always been a Dodge guy. This is the first newer truck that I have bought. It was a one owner with 65,000 miles on it when I bought it. My wife and I were very excited about the purchase. One year after purchase, the transmission started acting up. It only has drive even when yit is downshifted into a lower gear most of the time. When this happens, the transmission overheating light is on even if hasn't been driven in days. Other times you get in it and start it up and it shifts great like it is supposed to.?.. Also it developed a really annoying squeaking in the front end about 2 years ago. I thought it was struts, but no. We think it is the rubber bushings. I contacted the 1800 number for dodge to talk to someone about these issues because I do not have the money to just start replacing and fixing everything until I figure out what is causing these issues, but no one would talk to me because my truck is not under warranty! REALLY?

- demery, Bethel, OH, US

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