2008 Dodge Dakota Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Dodge Dakota
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2008 Dodge Dakota ProblemsCam 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.
If the HVAC (heater) housing is not properly sealed at the bulkhead (firewall), water can leak into the passenger compartment. Foam sealant should be used to seal any gaps and the evaporator drain tube can be modified to prevent further water entry.
2008 Dodge Dakota Questions2008 dodge Dakota V6 cranck over it has plenty battery but won't start (1 answer)
All fluids were properly maintained. It had been operating without any trouble whatsoever until yesterday. The only warning was a loud rattling noise when starting it again in the afternoon (I had driven it not more than 30 minutes earlier). I immediately turned it off and restarted it a few more...
2008 Dodge Dakota RecallsDriver'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.
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.