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Dodge Dakota repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (17%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (26%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (8%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 143 repairs.
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Dodge Dakota repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (38%)

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Chart based on 132 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

Dodge Dakota problems by year

before 2000 (6%)

2001 - 2004 (38%)

2005 - 2007 (54%)

2008 - 2014 (2%)

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Chart based on 144 repair trips.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Personal Experiences of the Dodge Dakota

Dodge Dakota Personal Experiences: Pros
2004 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 230-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
Good reliability and performance from the 1992 & 1998 models I owned. full 2004 Dodge Dakota review
2003 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 250-horsepower 5.9L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
I`ve owned 3 in the past and have yet to be let down ? full 2003 Dodge Dakota review
Dodge Dakota Personal Experiences: Cons
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 210-horsepower 3.7L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
Treated very badly by Dodge corporation regarding transmission problem complaint. Was insulted and when told that I would never buy another Dodge, they asked why they should stand by me (warranty) if I wont stand by them. I kid you not.. full 2007 Dodge Dakota review

Dodge Dakota Problems and Repair Histories

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