2010 Dodge Dakota Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2010 Dodge Dakota
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2010 Dodge Dakota ProblemsExhaust Manifold Bolts May Break
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.
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.
2010 Dodge Dakota QuestionsWhy do headlight bulbs keep burning out? (1 answer)
I have cleaned all grounds. Bulbs last 3 mos. I do not touch bulbs when installing. I have replaced one pigtail/bulb socket on right side headlight. Changed right side bulb socket because it had a discolored female connector. I use dielectric grease on bulb sockets.
2010 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.
The nut securing the rear axle pinion my loosen because an adhesive patch was not installed during vehicle assembly. If the nut loosens, the axle can lock up with little warning, resulting in a loss of vehicle control and/or a crash. Dealers will install a pinion nut retainer to correct this concern. This is an expansion of a previous recall, NHTSA number 12V474000, Chrysler number M34. The Chrysler recall number for this recall is N08.
The rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to a lack of adhesive. If the rear axle pinion nut loosens, the axle can lock up and cause a loss of vehicle control and/or a vehicle crash with little warning. Dealers will install a pinion nut retainer to correct this concern. The Chrysler recall number is M34.