2005 Dodge Dakota Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Dodge Dakota

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2005 Dodge Dakota Problems

No Start or Stalling Due to Failed Camshaft Position Sensor

On 3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8 engines the camshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to crank but not start or it can cause intermittent stalling. A failed camshaft position sensor will require replacement.

Clunk or Popping Noise From Intermidiate Steering Shaft

A clunk or popping sound heard while turning may mean the intermediate steering shafts need realignment. Replacement of the upper intermediate shaft may be necessary.

Upper Ball Joint Failure

The upper ball joints may fail due to moisture damage. Our technicians tell us 2000-2001 models were recalled for this issue. For more information on this recall, please click here»

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2005 Dodge Dakota Questions

Trans temp light comes and goes daily but it will to off when i turn truck off also shift like crap when it's on (1 answer)

Happens daily when engine gets to temp normally. sometimes the trans temp light will stay on for as long as 15min or as little as 15sec just depends.

While towing a 4000 lbs travel trailer, the truck will miss or "spudder".. (1 answer)

The check engine light is on. When this is a happens the engine light will flash off and on and the engine will loose power until I put it I 2 second gear. (automatic) and keep the rpm up to 4000 or better. I know this is hard on the engine and transmission. Looking for suggestions. I suspect...

Radio stopped working, horn, and lights switch not starting but alert for keys in ignition working , what could cause this? (1 answer)

Problem just happened. Was listening to radio and it just quit . When it did this the CD player starting making a noise and quit

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2005 Dodge Dakota Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Front Air Bag Defect

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

Upon deployment the driver's front airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the driver's front airbag inflator to correct this concern. Note: this recall supersedes, in part, recall #14V-354. 

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2005 Dodge Dakota Reviews

10 years and just normal wear items 85000 miles just replaced 1 fuel injector. followed schedule in manual still going with no issues used as everyday street vehicle
2005 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab 4x4 the only problem I have is the transmission runs at higher RPM when truck warms up. If the truck has to run @2000RPM check engine line will come on and transmission will get hot.
I own a 2005 dodge Dakota&a2007 dodge caliber front end parts for these vehicles are inferior as I have replaced all front end parts om caliber twice,which is very expensive.my dodge Dakota wont go into gear after sitting idle for a month.As far as I am concerned all DODGE PRODUCTS ARE JUNK & Iwill never own one again.I cant even sell them without losing thousands of dollars,Icant even give the...

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