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2006 Dodge Dakota

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2006 Dodge Dakota Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

2006 Dodge Dakota Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 6, 2006

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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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Brakes, July 17, 2006

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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.

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2006 Dodge Dakota Questions and Answers

Marinejje, 2006 Dodge Dakota, 3.7L V6, Columbus, OH

Where is the cam sensor located on this vehicle?

fitzbrandon, 2006 Dodge Dakota, Arcadia, FL

I just changed my oil on my 2006 dodge dakota v8 high-output 4.7. I used the specified 5w-30 mobile 1 oil and the mopar oil filter. I used the specified 6 quarts. I checked and it seems no oil is l...

fitzbrandon, 2006 Dodge Dakota, 4.7L V8, Arcadia, FL

I changed the oil on my 2006 dodge Dakota v8 4.7 high output.I changed the oil and filter. I used the specified filter mopar and 5w-30 full synthetic mobile1.When I turn the key to on the engine ma...

fitzbrandon, 2006 Dodge Dakota, 4.7L V8, Arcadia, FL

Ok here goes I changed the motor oil on my 2006 dodge Dakota srt v8 4.7l.I used the specified amount 6 quarts of 5w-30 and oil filter. I used mobile 1 full synthetic.After cranking the engine I beg...

rodeojim, 2006 Dodge Dakota, 4.7L V8, Trinidad, CO

you guys are just like everybody else. - my truck DOES NOT have front end shocks - they're struts!!! and I am in a furious fight with my extended warranty provider over just that. they claim t...

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2006 Dodge Dakota Reviews

2006 quadcab 4x4 v8
The worst vehicle i have ever owned. i cant sell it as i can never have everything fixed. brakes- i would give a negative score. replacing constantly. Cheap foriegn junk.
Body(int/ext)- negative score. Cheap paint. dealer agreed and said i detail it too much?! interior is so bad a fly can break things. Way off the charts(center console2x, both seat recline handles3x, front dash rattles constantly, body is like rice paper.
Suspension- i too replace half the front end every 20-30,000miles if lucky. Negativescor
Engine- where do i start? It will quit running at random- not safe at all. the airbag light wont turn off(dealer is clueless) some sensor is going once a month but it doesnt save in the computer so dealer cannot assess anything. tranny IS very slow and mine just went out. the engine will rev up and down rapidly sometimes at idle after start up. it hates the cold- and the hot haha. the a/c clicks loudly- sone cheap flapper broke-2x.
Oddly enough the 4x4 works, but all 4x4s i have work great. My wife is constantly upset her truck sucks! I am worried she or someone else will get hurt driving this unsound vehicle. i am constantly warning people about dodge products. Double the sticker price, because thats what you will spend in 150,000 miles. maybe even a night in jail if the dealer trests you like i was. i am not an engineer or ASE mechanic but you dont have to be in todays world. i work in the bakken oilfield and NO ONE has dodge fleets. all ford and some chevy. i dream of the day we have no dodge vehicles. Also, my stock 7.3 will embarass a hemi and a cummins at the same time without trying. my chevy 1500 outperforms a dodge 1500 in all catagories. and we should have bought a tacoma! I had a 90s model dakota that was awesome (truly american) the truth is, thete arent any vehicles made in america. they may be assembled here, but with MANY foreign parts. sorry for rambling- dodge disgusts me! if the customerservice was decent i wouldnt feel so butt sore. but they are happy witg the money you gave them.

contacted seller and manufacturer about rust with in 3 yrs of owning truck. I was told was normal.In 2011 took truck back to dealer who again told me rusting was normal, and not abnormal, and they could not do anything until it perfurated thru while under warrenty. Local body shop tells me its not normal and that by the end of winter I will have holes thru body of truck around doors and fenders and the bumbers could fall off. and the core frame has started to rust thru. And I am out of warrenty with truck paid off. Im very upset.. to think $24,000. bought a rust bucket that I as a single mother of a three yr. old will have to drive until I can afford to purchase another. Im disappointed how the dealer and the Manufacturer treated this problem. Now I have lost faith in American Made vehicles..At least Toyato took there responsibility and repaired or purchased back the vehicles they sold.

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 ECG at 10k. The seat belt had a short at 15k. My wifes 4x4 stuck in 4 low while driving on highway at 30K. LEAKS GALORE. I wrecked my dakota at 36k thank god. But my wifes we are still dealing with. Currently have chrysler warranty and have to fight to get front strut replaced since it says its covered. But dodge calls it a shock so they wont have to replace(quoted my 850 to replace 1 strut(shock)).

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!

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

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