Not shifting

Asked by Feb 25, 2007 at 11:54 PM about the 2007 Dodge Dakota

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 07 Dakota would not shift until I shut off the truck and restarted it?

3 Answers

16,555

Hello, I'm not sure if yours is an automatic or manual truck, so the shifting can have different connotations. Regardless, this is a 2007 and there is no way you should be having any problems yet. I recommend going back to the dealer immediately and having them look at the truck to determine the problem. If they are not willing to help, escalate to Dodge at the corporate level. If it's only happened once, you may want to wait to see if it happens again, then document exact situation (e.g. accelerating up hill in rain) so you have an even stronger case. CarGrrl

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

I have recently purchased an 07 automatic Dakota V6.With less than 700 Miles twice it would not shift. After stopping and restarting this corrects problem. Of course the dealer could not repeat problem. (no error message) The dealer has hooked up a recorder that I can engage if problem re-Occurs.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
40,275

Sounds like you may be in need of having your Transmission Control Module re-flashed at the dealership. Also, check to make sure that you are fully engaged in drive, reverse, etc. I had a 1998 Chrysler Sebring that did not shift out of park once or twice. Placing the vehicle in park firmly, then shutting off and restarting, cured the problem.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Dakota

Looking for a Used Dakota in your area?

CarGurus has 3,874 nationwide Dakota listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Dakota Questions

Dodge Dakota Experts

#1 banana
banana
Reputation 960
#2 Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown
Reputation 930
#3 Snidely
Snidely
Reputation 820
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 1500
484 Great Deals out of 11,746 listings starting at $1,795
Used Ford F-150
3,136 Great Deals out of 200,446 listings starting at $1,273
Used Toyota Tacoma
713 Great Deals out of 32,028 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Colorado
298 Great Deals out of 16,517 listings starting at $2,195
Used Ford Ranger
187 Great Deals out of 6,243 listings starting at $1,595
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,476 Great Deals out of 145,714 listings starting at $1,800
Used Nissan Frontier
405 Great Deals out of 21,331 listings starting at $2,200
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,085 Great Deals out of 56,553 listings starting at $1,600
Used Dodge Durango
429 Great Deals out of 22,377 listings starting at $1,100
Used GMC Canyon
147 Great Deals out of 8,203 listings starting at $3,500
Used Toyota Tundra
625 Great Deals out of 27,422 listings starting at $1,599
Used Dodge Ram 2500
173 Great Deals out of 5,237 listings starting at $2,395
Used Nissan Titan
209 Great Deals out of 14,144 listings starting at $4,299

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 103 listings starting at $7,950
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 110 listings starting at $7,900
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 291 listings starting at $2,980
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 323 listings starting at $2,477
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 610 listings starting at $1,500