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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,699 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Dodge Dakota seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #9

Jul 022015

Dakota

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Brownstown, MI, USA

problem #8

Sep 182014

Dakota

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Dakota. While driving at any speed, the driver side air bag light illuminated on and off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #7

Oct 062014

Dakota

  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated the air bag light illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the air bags needed to be replaced. The failure had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 63,000.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #6

Sep 042014

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • 56,460 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Truck T-boned another at ~25mph. Neither airbag deployed causing broken hand to driver.

- Dupont, WA, USA

problem #5

May 202007

Dakota

  • 70,000 miles
The clock spring on my 2004 Dodge Dakota is bad. This controls the air bag and horn. The horn is required for nys inspection. This part is not currently available until November. In the mean time, I have no driver air bag and a vehicle I can't get inspected.

- Elbridge, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 172009

Dakota

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Dakota. The driver stated that he was driving 40 mph through a green light when another vehicle pulled in front of him and crashed into his vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The center and the right side of his vehicle were destroyed. The front end and the frame was replaced. The driver and the passenger were injured. The VIN was not available. The current and failure mileages were 78,000.

- Wedgefield, SC, USA

problem #3

Apr 282008

Dakota 6-cyl

  • 61,827 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle involved in a total loss and airbags did not deploy....

- Coventry, RI, USA

problem #2

Mar 142008

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Dakota. The front passenger side air bag sensor has been recalibrated one time. When a passenger or object is seated in the seat, the air bag light dims. The dealer stated that the sensor needed to be recalibrated each time the failure occurred, according to a federal law. The dealer charged $100 for each recalibration. The powertrain and failure mileage were unknown. The current mileage was 27,129. Updated 06/09/2008.

- Carson City, NV, USA

problem #1

Apr 222006

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
Was involved in a car accident on 4/22/06. I was driving 55 mph and a delivery truck pulled out in front of me. I hit the truck on his driver side and smashed my hole front end in. Truck was almost totaled. My air bags never deployed. If it wasn't for the seat belt my injuries could have been worse then whip lash. My truck is in the process now of being fixed. No one is giving me answers to why the bags didn't deploy. I called the Dodge manufacturer and filed a complaint. Never heard a thing. This is very dangerous not to have the air bags deploy. My main worry is that when my truck is fixed and if I ever have another accident will the air bags work? please help!

- Binghamton, NY, USA

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