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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 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.

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2005 Dodge Dakota accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012014


  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated the four wheel system disengaged on its owns while driving at unknown speeds. The doors malfunctioned and locked and unlocked while the vehicle was parked. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 140,000. The approximate current mileage was 150,000.

- Palmyra , VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 282008


  • miles
Dodge told me this wasn't a safety issue. It isn't a driving issue but I do feel it is a very important safety issue mainly for females. My husband own a 2003 Dodge car with two key holes. His remotes to his car works with no problem. I own a 2005 Dodge Dakota with one key hole and both remote keys do not work. First I think it is odd how a 2005 remote doesn't work and a older make remote works with two key holes. I just wonder if they did that to make more money. My concern is this they don't have a key hole on the passenger side. It is sad to say it isn't a safe world today. I did ask Dodge what will happen if I park my truck in a parking lot and when I got out of a store there was a van park beside my truck on the drivers side with a guy in the van. How would I get into my truck" my remote doesn't work I don't have a key hole on the other side. He just told me it wasn't a safety issue. So I just asked him do you have to wait for someone to get hurt first? I did had the remote sensor check and was told that was fine. I had ask them this should be covered under warranty especially cause the truck has one key hole. I wanted them to cover it under the warranty or give me another key hole. I feel all vehicles should have the two key holes. Also one time I had a car park so close to my driver door that I had to many shopping bags that I couldn't get in my truck. Went to the passenger side to get in and I forgot I couldn't I had to put all my bags down to go around to unlock my door. Then went around to get in. Also what happens if the key hole freezes" you can't try the other side. I don 't know if it is a law or not but I notice in large vehicles when a SUV or vans back up they have that beeping noise. Which I think that is a great idea. (it should be a law if it isn't). What I'm getting at with this they add a feature so I just feel the vehicles they make now and in the past should have two key holes and it should be made a law. Thank you

- Framingham, MA, USA

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