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2004 Dodge Dakota

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Power Steering Failure
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By JNP
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2004 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)


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At 55,000 miles, the power steering has failed, just like TAJL's. I'm getting it inspected and I notified the dealer of the problem. I purchased the extended warranty (it has come in handy), so it should be taken care of with a $100 deductible. The cable for the power window failed last year. I shut the door, and the window fell down. Is this a common problem for these trucks?


Best Features

Great in the snow (mine is a 4x4)


Worst Features

Better mpg calculation. Mine is about 1- 2 mpg off of actual economy. The meter says 14.7 mpg, and I'm actually getting about 13 mpg.


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Power steering 2004 Dodge Dakota 2004
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By TAJL
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2004 Dodge Dakota 2dr Regular Cab Sport Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)


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At 53,000 miles the power steering has gone out, I have been told it will cost between $450.00 and $1500. If both p/s pump and rack are shot. I feel with only 53,000 miles and all the problems I have seen on the Internet this problem should be taken care of by the factory.


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i luv the dakota
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By bravada75
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2004 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)


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I have a 04 dakota quad cab 4wd i bought it with 50000 miles now i am at 80000 and it starts like new drives like new it is great i put a boss sport duty 7ft plow and the v-8 has no prob hanging with the big trucks i have a easier time in tight spots and i would recomend this truck because as a mid size truck it is a work horse better then the chevy and ford smal truck all together i love my dakota


Best Features

v-8 truck experience aith a smaller truck


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Love it
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By David
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2004 Dodge Dakota 2dr Club Cab SXT Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)


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Our Dakota is a great medium sized truck. The towing capacity is more then adequate for our little trailer. I know much has been said about the fuel economy of the 3.7 litre but I have to say that we get 20-21 around town ans 24-25 on the highway. We keep it at 65MPH. Do wonder about the OD on the transmission; under 50 and on hills at that speed I feel it performs better with the OD off.Comfortable and solid drive!


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65000 mile review
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By teejay
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2004 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab SLT Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)


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well i have just payed this baby off and she has just over 65k miles. still running strong. just regular maintenance issues and new tires so far!! now after just purchasing a 19 foot travel trailer i wish i had the v- 8, but hey i will be giving thie truck to my 17 year old son soon and buying me a new quad cap V-8. do you hear me dodge i want a good deal!!!!!!!


Best Features

so far good reliability


Worst Features

still want a diesel option in the dakota, but the domestic car companies are too gutless to offer it. it would sell once people realize all of the advantages of a small V-8 vs a gas engine. obviously american ingenuity is dead!!!!!!!


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