really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
250 miles

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2006 Dodge Dakota steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

May 302006

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that the steering column was impossible to adjust. The dealer stated that the failure was uncorrectable. The contact believed this to be a safety hazard. The current mileage was 10,300 and failure mileage was 500. Updated 09/11/07

- Metcalf, MS, USA

problem #1

Sep 062006

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
We purchased a new 2006 Dodge Dakota in August. After test driving several models we ordered one from the dealership. We were not told that we were test driving a vehicle with tilt wheel. So the vehicle we received had no tilt wheel, which would be fine if you could see the speedometer when the speed is 50 to 70 mph. The drivers are 5'6" and 6' tall. The 6' tall person has the seat back as far as the legs will allow and has the seat tilted back. The 5'6' person is unable to sit up straight in the seat and see the speedometer. Upon calling the dealership we were told that the steering column is a design flaw and we are stuck with the problem. We feel this is a safety issue and this problem should be corrected. Tilt wheels should not be an option it should be standard. Chrysler's service representatives told us that its was our problem, they would not allow us to talk to their managers and eventually hung up on us. We were un able to contact the Chrysler regional reprsentative for our area, because they refuse to give out that information. Everyone has been quite uncooperative in this situation.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

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