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Common Dakota Fault Codes
These are the most common Dakota fault codes that people are searching for.
Transmission Over Temperature ConditionLearn More
Shift Solenoid A MalfunctionLearn More
Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch B Circuit Range/PerformanceLearn More
O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 1)Learn More
O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 2 Sensor 2)Learn More
Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch A Circuit High InputLearn More
Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit MalfunctionLearn More
Vehicle Speed Sensor MalfunctionLearn More
Main Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)Learn More
EEPROM MalfunctionLearn More
Engine Is Cold Too LongLearn More
TCM Power Relay Sense CircuitLearn More
Engine Speed Input Circuit MalfunctionLearn More
Ignition Coil A Primary/Secondary Circuit MalfunctionLearn More
Evaporative Emission System Vent Control Circuit HighLearn More
Torque Converter Clutch Circuit MalfunctionLearn More
Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Heater Circuit High Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2Learn More
Cylinder 8 Misfire DetectedLearn More
Intermittent Loss of CMP or CKPLearn More
Leak Detection Pump Switch or Mechanical FaultLearn More
Code Word UnregesteredLearn More
Charging System Voltage Too LowLearn More
Ignition Retard Request Duration FaultLearn More
Upstream Heated O2 Sensors SwappedLearn More
Governor Pressure Sensor Offset Improper VoltageLearn More
Rad Fan Control Relay CircuitLearn More
Downstream Heated O2 Sensors SwappedLearn More
No CCD Messages Received From PCMLearn More
Power Steering Pressure Sensor Circuit Range/PerformanceLearn More
Cooling Fan Rationality Check MalfunctionLearn More
Exhaust Gas Recirculation Circuit Range/PerformanceLearn More
Lost Communication With Body Control ModuleLearn More
Gear 1 Incorrect RatioLearn More
Gear 3 Incorrect RatioLearn More
Gear 4 Incorrect RatioLearn More
Engine Oil Pressure Sensor/Switch Low VoltageLearn More
Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Lean Bank 2Learn More
System Voltage LowLearn More
Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit IntermittentLearn More
Internal Control Module Memory Check Sum ErrorLearn More
PCM Power Input Signal IntermittentLearn More
Evaporative Emission Control System Leak DetectedLearn More
Cruise Control/Brake Switch A Circuit LowLearn More
Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch A Circuit Range/Performance ProblemLearn More
Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Heater Circuit High Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 1Learn More
Lost Communication With Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Control ModuleLearn More
Lost Communication With Body Control Module ALearn More
Lost Communication with TCMLearn More
Turbocharger Wastegate Solenoid A MalfunctionLearn More
DTC Detected In ECM Or PCMLearn More
- Manufacturer: Dodge
About the Dakota
The Dodge Dakota was first released under the Chrysler Group in 1986. It then remained on the market until its discontinuation in 2011. During its run on the market, Dodge released three generations, with the final making its debut in 2005.
The model was also sold as the RAM Dakota in its final years due to the emergence of RAM Trucks.
As a mid-size pickup, it was a bit larger than its main rival, the Ford Ranger. However, it is still smaller than the full-size pickup offerings from the notable American manufacturers like the Dodge Ram, Ford F-150, and Chevy Silverado.
The Dakota was known to suffer a number of EVAP system issues. The most common of these was fault code P0455, which indicates that there is a significant leak detected from the EVAP system.
Another common EVAP system fault code is P0422. This code means that there is a small leak coming from the system.
In both cases, the first step is always to check that the gas cap is fastened properly. However, there can also be faults in the various components in the EVAP system that are allowing a leak to occur. It is also possible that the cap needs to be replaced with a factory part.
Fault code P0420 is another code that the Dakota is known to suffer from. This code indicates that the catalytic converter in the first bank of the exhaust is likely failing.
This code typically affects older models due to their susceptibility to wear and tear. Any leaks in the exhaust can cause this code to be logged. In addition to this, a catalytic converter that has reached its service life and has not been replaced will cause this code to be logged.