really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
120,050 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2009 Dodge Dakota AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2009 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 182009

Dakota 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,030 miles


I purchased this vehicle November 2009 and starting in 2010 I have been extremely ill after riding in my vehicle with the A/C on. 7 July 2017, I became so very ill with nausea and severe head aches that lasted through to Sunday 9 July 2017, after my 45 minute drive due to the A/C. Monday,10 July 2017, I called Andrew at Ponderosa Auto Express in Cameron Park, CA to have my A/C looked at. Thursday, 13 July 2017, they found the A/C condenser with drain tube, stuffed behind the wheel well panel and the drain tube was unable to drain ALL these years because it was stuffed into the insulation. The tube design was not an 'L' shape, it ran straight from the condenser into the insulation preventing the unit to drain and ALL these years I was smelling the contents of the condenser, as why I became so ill after each use of the A/C. I cannot express how ill I have been after riding in my vehicle with the A/C on. This complaint is all over the net. If I would have had an endurance ride in my vehicle, I would have had an accident or have been taken to an ER. I am asking this be rectified by Chrysler/Dodge. I'm asking for reimbursement for my repair and car rental monies, due to this flawed design. I am blessed that I was able to recover this past ill experience, someone may not be so lucky and crash due to the same severe illness that came upon myself, may apply to another driver and passengers.

- ilonakozlik, Placerville, US

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