Remedy Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. There are three possible transmissions for the 2009 Dodge Dakota, all of which fare well with reviewers. Features Extended cab Dakotas can have optional Full Swing rear-hinged half doors that open 170 degrees, making it easier to access the rear portion of the cabin in tight spaces. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V817 in its entirety. The latest Dodge Dakota still boasts a more angular Nitro-esque exterior that debuted last year that benefits from better gap management, while new fenders completely change the Daokta's profile, which now includes a rear spoiler—a genuine aerodynamic feature.
A tire pressure monitoring system is standard. Fuel economy city 15 mpg Load floor height 31. Bed length options are limited solely to a 6. Std Std Engine: V6, 3. Remedy On November 7, 2013 Chrysler notified owners that dealers would install a pinion nut retainer, free of charge. The 2009 Dodge Dakota is a mid-size pickup that Cars.
Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Mitsubishi owners may call 1-888-648-7820. At 70 mph, wind noise is a problem in this truck. Front bucket, cloth seats, comfortable. The 2009 Dodge Dakota also features full-swing rear access doors on Extended Cab versions, which open nearly 170 degrees to facilitate entry and exit, as well as cargo loading into the backseats. As for handling, the Dakota feels marginally more responsive than a full-size crew cab truck. When available, Sirius Satellite Radio can provide traffic information.
However, the Dakota doesn't delight reviewers nearly as much in other aspects of its performance. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture. This means that when you turn the wheel, there's action on the asphalt, but the suspension floats a lot, so you'll never mistake this for a Miata or a Corvette. Engine bore x stroke 3. I tested a V-6 truck with the six-speed manual and four-wheel drive. Vehicles that have had their driver side frontal air bag replaced previously need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. The optional 18-inch chrome wheels help in this regard.
Chrysler is recalling 44,300 2009-2010 Ram 1500 and Dakota trucks for an improperly installed… Quick Stats: Fred Turner Daily Driver: 2008 Saturn Outlook Fred's rating: 9 on a scale of 1 to 10 Other cars: see below Favorite road trip: Highway 1 in Canada Car he learned to drive in: 1959 Ford First car bought: 1955 PontiacFred Turner of the Canadian rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive, which has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide,…. However, given the truck's weight more than 4,500 pounds , you can't expect it to handle like a sports sedan. Over the course of one 20-mile drive that featured stop-and-go, highway and suburban driving, the truck averaged 16 mpg. Remedy Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a pinion nut retainer, free of charge. Trailer-towing package, upgraded, with: Hellwig, 1,000 lb.
Standard features on the 2009 Dodge Dakota aren't very noteworthy at the lower levels. Interior styling changes are definitely appreciated by reviewers, but this Dodge Dakota still can't compare with the latest imports in this regard. Blame American supersizing for the Dakota's growth spurt if you want, but at least you'll be able to haul quite a bit with that extra space. The split-bench seat provides good comfort. The recall for Mitsubishi started on June 24, 2015. The V-6 and manual transmission make a nice pair in the Dakota. Fuel economy highway 20 mpg Engine torque 235 lbs.
Dakota in the Market With models like the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma having grown in size over the years, and new trucks like the Honda Ridgeline hitting the scene, the Dakota no longer has the midsize truck segment all to itself. Bed utility is increased on the 2009 Dodge Dakota thanks to built-in cargo boxes in the utility rails. The tailgate is a little heavy to close, and the bed is 17. Remedy Chrysler will notify the affected Chrysler and Dodge owners and Mitsubishi will notify the affected Raider owners. Single stainless steel exhaust S 136-amp. The 2009 Dodge Dakota is marketed as a mid-size pickup, but its 131. With all of the emphasis placed on pumping some life into the engine compartment of the new Dodge Dakota, some basic safety features seem to have been completely overlooked.
Safety Side curtain airbags are optional, and seat-mounted side-impact airbags for the front seats are not offered. The Dakota is one of the few midsize trucks that offer V-8 power, and that V-8 gains 42 hp over the strongest version offered last year; it now has 302 hp and 329 pounds-feet of torque. The recall began for Chrylser on June 8, 2015. Send Mike an Hide full review. Front bucket, cloth seats, comfortable. An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.