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Dodge Dakota Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

200 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Dodge Dakota. 32 of these members (16%) have reported suspension and steering repairs for their car. A total of 12 suspension and steering repairs to Dodge Dakotas--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Don't infer Dodge Dakota problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Dodge Dakota repairs by problem area

34% of the Dodge Dakota repairs were to the engine, 21% to the transmission, 3% to the brakes, 32% to the suspension, 8% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 38 repairs.

Dodge Dakota suspension and steering repair cost distribution

Of the Dodge Dakota suspension and steering repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 21% cost less than $100, and 79% between $100 and $499.

Chart based on 24 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2005 Dodge Dakota

Engine not specified

Dodge Dakota in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2013 126000    
126000 167 needed new front struts, both sides. 

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2005 Dodge Dakota 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Dodge Dakota in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
180 Right front wheel bearing was replaced. 
21000 319 left front wheel bearing replaced 
21000  

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2005 Dodge Dakota 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

230-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

Dodge Dakota in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2011 61000    
63000 25 Squeaky suspension, greased ball joint 
64000 400 Replaced the driver side ball joint (loose). Replaced leaf spring bushings (squeaking). Had replaced the passenger side ball joint soon after buying the truck in April 2011. 
 

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2005 Dodge Dakota 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Dodge Dakota in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2011 48000    
48000 75 Replaced rear shock absorbers. Replaced front struts. 
52000  

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2003 Dodge Dakota 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

Dodge Dakota in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
125 Broke front sway bar link due to hitting large pothole. 
408 Replace left & right outer tie-rods, front shocks, and perform front end alignment. 
289 Clunk and snaps in steering column when turning. Replace left & right inner tie-rods. Perform front end alignment. 
 

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2002 Dodge Dakota 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Dodge Dakota in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
800 Replaced all shocks and steering bushings. 
200 replaced swaybar bushings 

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