2008 Dodge Dakota Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Dodge Dakota

2008 Dodge Dakota Problems

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.

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.

Water Leak Due to HVAC Case Not Sealed at Bulkhead

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.

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2008 Dodge Dakota Questions

2008 dodge Dakota V6 cranck over it has plenty battery but won't start (1 answer)

What can I do a 2008 V6 Dakota all electrical is work but will not started (1 answer)

What would cause the engine to suddenly seize without warning? (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...

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2008 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

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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2008 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Dealers don't have repair parts to fix backup lights. Can't get a state inspection sticker until sometime next year. Am disabled and can't get to my doctors or to the ER if I need to, without a legal vehicle.

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