2005 Dodge Dakota Repair and Maintenance

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

2005 Dodge Dakota Problems

Exhaust Manifold Bolts May Break

3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8
Exhaust manifold bolts commonly break, exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced and replace bolts as needed.

Cam Sensor Failure Causing no Start or Stalling

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.

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2005 Dodge Dakota Questions

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

WHY DOES MY TRUCK STEER HARD IN 4WD? (1 answer)

IN 4WD MY TRUCK STEERS HARD AND MAKES NOISE, IT IS A MECHANICAL NOISE, A THUMP, OR A RUB. THE TRUCK ONLY HAD 29054 MILES ON IT WHEN I BOUGHT IT, 64,599 NOW. I NEVER USED THE 4WD UNTIL THIS WINTER.

How much would it it be to fix my muffler. (1 answer)

They think it might be a leak in the pipe.

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2005 Dodge Dakota Recalls

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. 

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Honda dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

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2005 Dodge Dakota Reviews

I have had my Dodge Dokota 4X4 Crew cab for 4 years now and thoroughly enjoy driving it. It has been a fantastic truck and plan to keep it for at least another 5 years or so.
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.

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