fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,719 miles

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2005 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 182010


  • 41,000 miles


In June 2009 I purchased 4 new tires from power Dodge of valencia, ca. At the time I needed tires and I was told the tires they were selling were new. On October 18, 2010, I had a blow out of one of the tires on the freeway. The tire had approximately 8,000 miles on it. I went to get it replaced at a tire shop and was advised the tire was over 3 years old, I questioned the fact I just purchased the tire on 6-09 however, I was shown the tire was manufactured 6-07. I went to the dealer and they advised me that for say the tire was new when I purchased it and they have been told by Chrysler that tires have a shelf life of 5 years" needless to say they did not offer a remedy other than buy another. Is there not a law, rule or something that says a manufacture cannot sell a tire that has been on the shelf for over a year" the tires being sold that have been on the shelf for 2,3,4, and even 5 years are unsafe. It is evident that these dealers do not have ethics or care about their customers.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 102010


  • miles
Pepboys/definity Dakota H/TP255/65R16, I purchased 4 of these tires through a meineke car care centeron 7/10/10 located at 49th & spruce streets in philadelphia, pa. Within the first two weeks the tires were on my Dodge Dakota, the tires were spin balanced 4 times at various locations due to excessive vehicle shaking in the seat and in the steering wheel. On 7/26/10, I noticed that on the right front tire 3 side belts appeared broken as there were indentations on the side walls that I had not observed previously. Upon closer inspection, it was observed that two out of the four new tires had broken belts. I call pepboys customer service number listed on their website and was advised to take the vehicle to a pepboys for inspection. I took the truck to pepboys located at 41st & market in philadelphia and when the service attendant inspected the tires, he reported that three of the four tires had broken belts. Such significant tire failure, lack of vehicle control is believed by me to be a hazard. This truck has scared the crap out of me ever since the tires were put on the truck. The lack of vehicle control has been to the point that the truck has acted like it is going off the road when going around corners. These tires are dangerous.

- Honey Brook, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 052005

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles
Incident-2005 Dodge Dakota, severe vibrations in rear of truck. So far dealer has changed 11 Goodyear Eagle ls & 8 wheels and vibration still there. Dealer advises that cannot change brand if tires without Dodge permission. Awaiting permission. The vibration is a safety problem as the rear end of truck will hop around on rough or poorly maintained roads. I have driven 5 separate 2005 Dakota's and the same problem occurred on all 5 trucks. Dealer response is they all do it, so it is not a problem. Also, second concern is the positioning of the 2 headrests in rear seating area as they reduce rearward vision by 25%. it would require a major dis-assembly of the inside back of truck to remove. They are not needed when the rear seats are removed.

- Dunnellon, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 062005

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,865 miles
The rear tire has blown when hitting a pot hole at low speed (approximately 5 mph), causing damage to the emergency brake lining. Tire had to be replaced at my cost. Emergency brake lining must be replaced at my cost.

- Justin, TX, USA

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