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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,950 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Dodge Dakota seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

May 052011


  • 42,900 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that around the base of the rear passenger seat belts, there was a sharp metal shard tearing away at the seat belt straps. The rear driver side seat belts was also torn. The contact took the vehicle the dealer and was told that they would need to consult with the manufacturer before proceeding with any repairs. The manufacturer advised that they would not assist with repairing the seat belts. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 42,900 and the current mileage was 43,263.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 032007

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Dakota. The material on the seatbelt has ripped in the center. The seatbelt was not in use at the time it ripped. The dealer stated that they are unable to diagnose the failure. The seatbelt has not been repaired. The current and failure mileage were 67000.

- Watertown, TN, USA

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