2006 Dodge Dakota Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Dodge Dakota

2006 Dodge Dakota Problems

Exhaust manifold bolts commonly break, exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced and replace bolts as needed.

Engine overheating can result from coolant leaks which are commonly found at the thermostat housing gasket, water pump, heater return tube O-ring at the water pump, intake manifold gasket, and timing cover gasket. Our technicians recommend a complete inspection of the cooling system after any repairs are made to be sure there are no other leaks.

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.

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2006 Dodge Dakota Questions

Cable to lower door lock not working. I have the new cable but cannot get the door open to install it.

the bottom cable for my drivers side rear door is broken where do i find such a part

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2006 Dodge Dakota Recalls

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.

Chrysler is recalling certain 2006 Dodge Dakota, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, and Ram 3500 models because the rear brakes may lock prematurely during certain braking conditions. Locking up of the rear wheels during braking could result in loss of vehicle control and an increased risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the ABS control unit.

Chrysler is recalling certain 2006 Dodge Dakota and Durango vehicles because the turn signals, headlamps, or windshield wipers can malfunction without warning due to a spark of static electricity between the operator and the vehicle. Failure of one or more of these systems could impair the driver's vision and increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will reprogram the instrument cluster.


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2006 Dodge Dakota Reviews

I love the truck but the MPG is killing me I know get 9.2 MPG when I first got the truck I was getting 13 MPG I have the Quad Cab 4 x 4. Anything anyboday can suggetst I would really help me out

I have owned a new 05 dakota and my wife has an 06 dakota both quad cab 4x4s. These trucks are horrible. Dont expect any better than 15 on the highway. And everything breaks. The brakes are good for 20k thats it. I have electrical problems. The engines smokes oil. The struts and sway bar links are shot every 30k AT BEST. Its one thing after another. I had a bad fuel pump at 20k. A bad...

bought this truck used with 60k miles, replaced the front rotors and the rear drums (rear drums were out of round causing a vibration not the front rotors) truck runs great, real nice smooth ride for a heavy truck. I use Mobil 1 oil since I had it and I get 16mpg combined/20mpg hwy. No major issues with this truck. I will put in a K&N filter to see if I can up the gas mileage. Love this truck!

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