Car Stall problems of the 2003 Dodge Dakota



Nine problems related to car stall have been reported for the 2003 Dodge Dakota.

car   Car Stall problem 1
Failure Date: 10/01/2010

The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled intermittently, without warning. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic several times for the failure. The mechanic was unable to diagnose the failure. The local mechanic replaced the spark plugs and the O2 sensors, but the failure was not corrected. The vehicle continued to stall intermittently. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 135,000. The VIN information was not available.

car   Car Stall problem 2
Failure Date: 04/18/2004

I have a light knocking in my engine. The first time I took it to the dealer, they stated there was something wrong with the engine, but unable to indentify the problem. I took it back again. They had it for 3 days, and said there was nothing wrong with it. They say all Dodge engines make that noise. Unknown to them, I have 2 and my other does not make the same noise. It has occasionally stalled both backing up and going forward. There is a pulling to the right even after having it aligned and balanced. It does not shift properly and won't stay in cruise control while climbing a hill. Also my oil hose was loose causing a rattling under the hood. The light showing you the gear your in did not work properly. Over all the worse vehicle I have ever owned with a hefty tag.

car   Car Stall problem 3
Failure Date: 10/30/2003

4x4 Dodge Dakota quad cab stalls periodically. Has stalled 12 times between the period 10/30/03 and 12/19/03. Dealership claims it cannot recreate. Usually occurs within a few minutes of starting. Typically has been at slow speeds (20 mph or lower), but has occurred as high as 40 mph. Typically restarts after sitting for a few minutes. Would not restart, however, after stall on 12/14/03. Currently on 5th service visit. Dealership tells me no error codes show up on the computer. I suggested installation of a CO-pilot. After lengthy wait for a CO-pilot (national backorder per Chrysler), event was recorded on CO-pilot and has been sent to Chrysler. As of yet, no word on results of CO-pilot data. I have begun arbitration process under mn lemon law to have vehicle replaced/repurchased.

car   Car Stall problem 4
Failure Date: 10/16/2003

Vehicle stalled when driven at 50 mph or greater. The consumer stated the problem occurred at least 4 times.

car   Car Stall problem 5
Failure Date: 08/01/2003

When the truck is started and allowed to warm up for approximately 3 to 4 minutes and then put into reverse the truck dies. I have had the truck back to the dealership 4 times now. They have told me that they are unable to get the problem to replicate. I know that this is not true because I have had the truck for three months and it has died every time I have put it into reverse. The last time they called me to tell me that they could not get the truck to die so I made a trip to the dealership and replicated the problem for them. The dealership then called Chrysler and Chrysler told them to put a "CO-pilot" on the truck and hopefully that would catch the problem. I picked the truck up yesterday after they installed the CO pilot and today when I went out to start it, died six times when I put it in reverse. I took the truck back to the dealership this morning and they removed the CO pilot and said that they would send the info to Chrysler. I am hoping to get this problem fixed but as of right now I am not going to hold my breath.

car   Car Stall problem 6
Failure Date: 07/22/2003

While driving at any speed or stopping at a traffic light the vehicle would stall out. The dealership has been contacted. Please provide any additional details.


car   Car Stall problem 7
Failure Date: 07/15/2003

As truck pulls out (1-5min. )it slows down and backfires real loud. Doesnt stall out, but no power. When you step on the gas nothing happens it still is crawling around 5mi. This will happen about 1-3mminutes then it automatically picks up by itself and resumes speed. Happening every 2wks then every wk. Sometimes a day apart. Had CO-pilot on twice but results were o. Nothing shows on the dashboard when it happend, but the backfiring is getting louder. Called consumer around 5 times but I am right where I started.

car   Car Stall problem 8
Failure Date: 07/05/2003

Consumer states that while driving and with no warning vehicle will stall, and it will be hard for consumer to control the vehicle. Dealer notified.

car   Car Stall problem 9
Failure Date: 05/27/2003

Brakes squeal and howl, engine idels rough with a/c off in drive (wants to stall).