Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. P 1 Post a reply to this message: Username Registration: All visitors are allowed to post messages Name: Email: Notify me when I get a reply to my message: Yes No Icons: Subject: Message:. Owners love their Dakotas for the combination of look, feel, reliability, and strength. Ran good Towed good and had desent balls to get up and go. I have been very rough with this thing.
It accelerated he same when we had a full load in back than when it was empty. Now I'm retiring in Jan and looking at swapping the 4. Model year 2008 Year of manufacture 2008 First year of ownership 2008 Most recent year of ownership 2010 Engine and transmission 4. It burbles subtly in the background when cruising, but really scoots when the throttle is mashed. I have my sparkplugs gapped to. The ride is better than some competitors, but is still somewhat buoyant. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2008 Dakota is 116 while the average number of problems reported for the 16 model years of the Dodge Dakota is 392.
It had 183,000 miles on it when it went. Original engine still runs great, other than its a gas guzzler. Dodge claims to have retuned the suspension. I plan to keep it for a long time. It delivers a healthy V8 groan, and is well-suited for the truck.
These inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. Mitsubishi owners will be notified by their company. While its updated styling should enhance its appeal, and its base engine delivers acceptable performance, the Dakota's stiff ride may be an unappreciated surprise to first-time truck buyers. Built-in cargo box utility rails make managing cargo or installing box options easier. I got it second hand from a friend who didn't take care of it at all.
I find that the steering on the 2010 vehicle to be very difficult to keep going straight. Dodge Dakota Overview As Goldilocks would say, the Dodge Dakota is just right. An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death. The 08 is a Laramie with every toy dodge makes for those. Hit the jump to see how the Dakota fared. . This review also compares the 2008 Dodge Dakota with other vehicles in its class to give you the best advice even when other reviews have differing opinions.
Each iteration of the Dakota seems to get a bit further away from the design of its big brother, the Dodge Ram, and as the latter is beginning to look more refined with each new redesign, the Dakota becomes rougher around the edges. The 2008 Dakota's optional V-8 is a fully modern 302-horsepower, 4. The recall began for Chrylser on June 8, 2015. If you're shopping for a compact pickup, you should consider the. I just stumbled onto this page as I was looking for info on the Dakota. Compared to my F150 I had prior, this truck has a stiffer suspension, and on the rough roads makes it a little bouncy, but that is expected for a truck.
Both bodies are built on the same 131. Vehicles that have had their driver side frontal air bag replaced previously need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. Dodge introduced it as a compromise between their compact trucks, which had limited hauling capacity, but were easy to handle, and it's full-size Ram, which had the powerful towing and hauling capacity, but could feel bulky and unwieldy behind the wheel. For buyers who want the maneuverability of a small pickup combined with big-truck towing capacity, seating for up to six people, and a powerful V8 engine, the new Dakota may be the best small pickup on the market. Power and Associates Power Circle Ratings area based on feedback from thousands of consumers nationwide. Common problems of the 2008 Dodge Dakota 116 problems have been reported for the 2008 Dodge Dakota. The 2008 Dodge Dakota has undergone significant changes compared to its predecessors.
An optional hands-free communications system uses Bluetooth technology to integrate cell phones with the truck's audio system. Mitsubishi owners may call 1-888-648-7820. The front suspension in all 2wd Dakotas seems to have problems with ball joints going bad more frequently then would be expected, but some people don't have that problem at all either. The ride is excellently smooth, and the cabin is quiet. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags with 29 problems. I plan on getting a new Dak as soon as the 5. It is a solid truck that I would feel confident with him in.
A five-speed automatic is the only trans to back this engine. Remanufactured crated engine purchased by owner and installed by mechanic. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. The new Dakota is boxy with an awkward, Pug-like front end, and the interior is Dodge-tastic. Leaked coolant over the belts causing them to slip and become frayed. Besides, its turquoise casing looks like a Power Mac G3 case mod.