definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,398 miles

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2006 Dodge Dakota electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Nov 012009


  • 35,500 miles


I noticed that the windshiled wipers would come on by it self, as time went on the dashboard lights and stereo would go off for about 4 seconds; later the horn would blow and the wipe fluid would squirt, then I would get a aweful shock when I touch the gear shifter. All these occur whenever I start the truck after sitting for more than 7 hours, then at any given time while driving with at least 4-5 times and ever increasing as mileage travelling.

- Junction City, KS, USA

problem #2

Nov 152006

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
- the contact stated that he received a recall notice forthe 2006 Dodge Dakota to have the cab compartment node repaired. He took the vehicle to the dealership, and they kept the vehicle for 4 hours, and advised him that they were unable to complete the repair due to a problem with the hand held computer. The vehicle was taken to the dealership a second time, and after waiting four hours the contact requested the vehicle, and stated he would reschedule. The vehicle currently has 29,000 miles.

- Tuscon, AZ, USA

problem #1

Sep 052006

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,508 miles
2006 Dodge Dakota 4X4 quad cab, 4508 miles, failed master switch for power windows (switch for right rear window does not work). This master switch failed a month after purchasing new in 04 August 2006. On my second visit 16-Nov-2006 to the dealership, they found the switch to be defective again. Now I have to take the truck in again to get the switch replaced for the third time. Dodge claims there is no recall but the master switch is on back order. Makes you wonder if Dodge is not revealing something. I have driven almost 50 to 60 miles round trip to get this resolved.

- Burnsville, MN, USA

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