really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,833 miles

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2007 Dodge Dakota brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 152010

Dakota 6-cyl

  • 22,000 miles


This vehicle was purchased 11/07 new. The corrosion on the drive components is incredible. You can chip the rust off. The brakes have seized up four times. The first time it was just past the three year warranty at approximately 22,000 miles. I called the dealer at the time, and they said there was no warranty. The last time was Friday 3/23/2012, at 4 1/2 years old at 28,000 miles. It burned up the front pads. This is the fourth time I have had to redo the front brakes. I have redone the rear brakes once for the same reason. I called Ram customer assistance, and at first their representative said they would buy the replacement parts. After talking with them a second time, a different representative refused to help me and said the case was closed. The steering column is falling apart, the muffler and driveshaft are ready to fall off, the front axles, ball joints and the struts are extremely rusty. You can chip the rust off of these components. I dismantled the brake system again, and the caliper pistons were frozen solid. Upon removal, I found the caliper pistons full of rust and pits on the inside. The body itself has no corrosion at all. I am looking at $2000 to $3000 thousand in parts alone. This truck has never towed a boat or been on a boat ramp. I live in an area where they rarely use salt or solution on the roads and have maybe 1-3 inches of snow a year. I need help as this truck is going to fall apart within the next year or so. I have documented all of this with pictures, and I have a case number with Chrysler.

- Brinnon, WA, USA

problem #2

Feb 292008

Dakota 8-cyl

  • 7,500 miles
At about 7500 miles on 02-29-2008 the right caliper locked up and burnt the brake pads down to nothing. Took the vehicle to dealer ship and they replaced right brake pads. In August the same year at 11,000 the right caliper locked up and by the time the was taken to dealer ship they had to replace the right caliper right brake pads and right rotor. On 02-21-2012 at 45,000 miles the right caliper locked up coming down the mountain and by the time it was taken to a shop it had burnt the brake pads on the right side to the point that the rotor was again destroyed. Dodge denied an warranty or any problems with the brake system. I had the caliper, rotor, and brake pads replaced by a independent shop. Looking at the pads the original on the left showed to be less than 30 percent worn. When the caliper locks up it makes it difficult to control steering. I have dates names and case numbers from talking to Dodge. Thanks

- Rising Fawn, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 082010


  • 33,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Dakota. While driving 10 mph and engaging the brake pedal the pin that connects to the pedal broke. The contact crashed into a vehicle ahead of him and sustained injuries. The front end of the vehicle was also damaged. A police report is available if needed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer to be repaired. A representative with the insurance company also filed a report regarding the failure. The failure mileage was 33,000.

- Omaha, NE, USA

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