definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,162 miles

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2006 Dodge Dakota accessories - exterior problems

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2006 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 162016


  • miles


I bought my truck at auto advantage in hendersonville N.C. in March 2016 to days later transmission went in limp mode they replaced computer three times, then a week an half later happen again this time they rebuilt transmission. Then wipers want stop at times in park when cutoff. Steering has a popping when turning. Now the truck thru 4 codes check everything next day check codes has 3 codes checked again went to work codes still on that evening started home no light or codes thrown its like it fixed its self need help to solve problems. Can not afford anymore fixes. I owe two loans both on truck auto advantage would not help on transmission repairs. Never buy from them again worst buy I ever had. Can you help me with my problems?

- Weaverville, NC, USA

problem #5

Mar 032014


  • 89,900 miles
The windshield in my 2006 Dodge Dakota has a 26" crack, which limits my visibility and is a distraction while driving. This did not happen from a chip or crack, but rather from the poor manufacture design. The crack began on the passenger side, in the upper right hand corner and creates a half moon shape down to the bottom of the passenger side. I was told by a professional at safelite auto glass that this was caused by the manufacture's design which does not properly seal the windshield and causes water to rot out the windshield frame. The tech was also able to show me the extent of the metal rot, but pulling the ceiling cover down and feeling the metal around the windshield from inside the cabin. The windshield frame on my 2006 Dodge Dakota is all rotted out. The technician refused to replace my windshield due to the fact that he would not be able to replace it without destroying the rotted metal around the windshield frame. He stated that he has seen this problem in several 2006 Dodge Dakotas. My insurance coverage provides me with 100% full glass replacement. However, because of the window rot, I have to pay a body shop to replace and fix the window rot before the technician will replace the windshield. Chrysler Dodge should own up to their defective design and have a recall to fix the faulty windshield seals and damage caused by them. Having such a large crack in my windshield is a distraction and it could cause a terrible accident. A photo of this damage is available, but not posted.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #4

Sep 022016


  • 70 miles
My 2006 Dodge Dakota is having problem with the turn signal and wiper. While driving, regardless of speed, my right turn signal flashes when I'm turning left. This is a safety hazard that will confuse other drivers. My wiper is also acting up. The fastest speed sometimes works and sometimes doesn't work. It's still working but just the regular speed. If it has speed of 1-5 for example, it only goes to 4. I think this should be a recall of parts or at least no charge when they replace whatever it is that needs to be replaced. Reading online, only Dodge-chrysller has this problem.

- Schertz, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 122013

Dakota 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles


Windshield wiper arm splines worn smooth, causing wiper to not function. Wiper arm replaced happened again 04/18/2014, this time splines on arm worn smooth and splines on motor partially worn. Not caused by loose attachment nut.

- Huachuca City, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jan 042014


  • miles
The past few months I have had the ABS light coming on and off with the gauges all dropping and not working. Today I was sitting in park when my horn came on and all the dash lights came on then the wipers and sprayers started going off while the radio was switching through channels. I saw on this sight that the problems look similar to problems of vehicles that were recalled. After calling the manufacturer they are telling me that even though the problems are similar my vehicle isn't under this recall for 06 Dodge Dakotas.

- Finleyville , PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 052010


  • miles
My turn signals and windshield wipers do not work all the time. It occurs at random times and I can temporarily fix it by adjusting the steering column.

- Hollywood, MD, USA

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