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Dodge Dakota Suspension Problems

204 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Dodge Dakota. 17 of these members (8.3%) have reported suspension repairs for their car. A total of 28 suspension repairs to Dodge Dakotas--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Dodge Dakota problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Dodge Dakota repairs by problem area

Chart based on 83 repairs.

Dodge Dakota suspension repair cost distribution

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.
Non-members can see only ten Dodge Dakota repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2005 Dodge Dakota

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126000 mi US $167 needed new front struts, both sides. 

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2005 Dodge Dakota 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

230-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

57559 mi US $315 RH outer tie rod end replaced, front end realigned.  
72122   Replace LH outer tie rod end and realign -- at tire shop 
74800   Replace RH front swaybar endlink - DIY in family farm's shop. 
76236   Replace LH front swaybar endlink - serviced at dealer.  
78153   Noticed noise from steering column, tightened pinch bolt on steering shaft located above brake pedal. Noise went away.  
116000   Brought in for suspected failing ball joint in left front and wanted new shock absorbers. Shocks, left lower ball joint, right lower control arm replaced, steering aligned. (LCA due to shock pivot bushing not serviced separately) 

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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

13000 mi US $180 Right front wheel bearing was replaced. 
21000   left front wheel bearing replaced 

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2005 Dodge Dakota 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

230-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

63000 mi US $25 Squeaky suspension, greased ball joint 
64000   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

48000 mi US $75 Replaced rear shock absorbers. Replaced front struts. 

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2004 Dodge Dakota 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

230-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

45000 mi US $300 steering wheel linkage 

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2003 Dodge Dakota 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

117783 mi US $125 Broke front sway bar link due to hitting large pothole. 
130278   Replace left & right outer tie-rods, front shocks, and perform front end alignment. 
137110   Clunk and snaps in steering column when turning. Replace left & right inner tie-rods. Perform front end alignment. 

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2003 Dodge Dakota 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

175-horsepower 3.9L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

60000 mi US $100 Driver's side front wheel bearing replaced. Bearing made audible clunk at slow speeds over bumps when turning.  
90000   Upper ball joints replaced. 

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2002 Dodge Dakota 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

101000 mi US $800 Replaced all shocks and steering bushings. 
106000   replaced swaybar bushings 

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