pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,346 miles

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2006 Dodge Dakota engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 152007

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,500 miles


Engine was replaced prior to purchase truck was sold as new engine replacement was not disclosed, continuing transmission problems, replaced transmission at 8800 miles, vehicle shut off while in motion on freeway, multiple exhaust leaks, hub fan replaced. When a problem repeats itself the dealership claims it to be "normal". dealer principle unwilling to address issues. I continue to hear noises and have transmission issues. Dealership will not do any work on the vehicle unless I go when its convient for the "technician" to duplicate the issue. Dealership lied about engine being recalled as an explanation for the replacement of the engine when in fact there were no recalls relating to the engine. Dealership claims all repairs are normal when in the manuel it only states maintenance is required at high mileage not replacement before 10K.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Jul 172006

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,191 miles
The contact stated the vehicle stalls while driving at any speed. There were no warning indicators prior to the stalling. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer three times who indicated the problem can not be duplicated. The dealer indicated that the manufacturer has been made aware of the problem but a remedy to the issue has not been identified. Both the dealer and the manufacturer indicated that there are other vehicles of the same year, make and model that are having the same stalling problem.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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