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1997 Dodge Dakota Repair & Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Dodge Dakota

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$521
Annual Repair Cost
on average
The annual maintenance cost of a 1997 Dodge Dakota is $521. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and shop.

Most Common 1997 Dodge Dakota Problems

1997 Dodge Dakota vehicles have 20 reported problems.The most commonly reported 1997 Dodge Dakota problem is: Exhaust Manifold Bolts May Break
Exhaust Manifold Bolts May Break
3.7l v6 and 4.7l v8exhaust manifold bolts commonly break, exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced and replace bol...
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 ...

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Above Average

The Dodge Dakota Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 6th out of 7 for midsize trucks. The average annual repair cost is $521 which means it has poor ownership costs. While the severity of repairs is high, the number of those issues is low, so major repairs are infrequent for the Dakota.

1997 Dodge Dakota Reviews

1997 Dodge Dakota vehicles rate highest in Engine and needs improvement in Exhaust
Overall (2 Reviews)
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Exhaust
Heating
Suspension

Most Common 1997 Dodge Dakota Questions

There are 72 related questions for 1997 Dodge Dakota vehicles. RepairPal's professional community answers hundreds of questions each day. Below are the most commonly asked questions.
1997 dodge Dakota stalling in drive and reverse
My 1997 dodge dakota sport with a 318 magnum engine and a 518 transmission. the engine runs great and no lights or co...
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