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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,824 miles

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2005 Dodge Dakota seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #20

Feb 182015

Dakota 6-cyl

  • miles

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

The airbag warning light had always been on the dash and when the airbags were recalled I had them replaced. The light was out approximately 2 weeks, then came back on. Took it back to airport Dodge and when the service manager got in the truck, there was no light on the dash. We finally figured out it was the difference in weight, me at 115#, he at 200#. he tells me it's a customer pay issue, I have a defective sensor. If I have a defective sensor, then there are a bunch of big men running around with defective sensors that don't know anything about it.

- Orlando, , FL, USA

problem #19

Feb 202015

Dakota

  • 74,381 miles
From about November 2010 until I delivered the truck to thornton road Chrysler Dodge to install recall P40, the airbag off and seat belt warnings, with or without a passenger, chimed and the warning lights lit up. Thornton road Chrysler installed recall P40 and recalibrated front seat sensors. After I left the dealer, before I was 100 yards from the parking lot, the warning chime and lights came on and they have not gone out since. I am too angry to call the dealer.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #18

Aug 152014

Dakota

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number:14V354000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Aiken, SC, USA

problem #17

Feb 162015

Dakota 8-cyl

  • miles

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

We received a safety recall notice P78/NHTSA 14V-770 and contacted a local dealer on 2/16/12 with an E-mail to us that the service department would contact us. To date we have not be contacted. The recall notice indicates that we should have the problem remedied "within a reasonable time". what is considered a reasonable time?

- Vestavia Hills, AL, USA

problem #16

Oct 152014

Dakota

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V817000 (air bags). However, the part needed to do the repair unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #15

Jan 162015

Dakota

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V817000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #14

Nov 032014

Dakota

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V817000 (air bags); however, the part was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Captain Cook, HI, USA

problem #13

Dec 222014

Dakota

  • miles
I received a safety recall notice (14V-354) in the mail in December of 2014. This notice pertained to my 2005 Dodge Dakota and the possibility that it contained faulty airbag inflators. On this same date I contacted cutter Dodge in honolulu, hi to schedule a service appointment - I made this appointment via their website (and provided full details of the recall, etc.), as well as over the telephone shortly thereafter. My appointment was scheduled/confirmed for the following week. I attempted to drop my vehicle off for this scheduled service but was informed that they did not have any of the necessary parts at the time, and would not until mid-January (at which time they anticipate having only a limited supply). My concern is that I have been, and currently am, driving a potentially unsafe vehicle and am afraid that I have to wait until at least mid-January for this issue to be corrected. What if the dealer still does not have any/enough parts in mid-January" how much longer will I have to wait if they are unable to accommodate me at that time" it seems that the dealer should receive enough parts to fix this issue in all of the vehicles affected by this recall (seems to be quite a large number), and not just a limited number so as to only help people on a first-come first-served basis. Please let me know what options are available to me so that this issue can get corrected as soon as possible and/or so that I do not have to possibly wait beyond mid-January for a solution. Thank you. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #12

Jun 302014

Dakota

  • 80,000 miles
The airbag indicator light on the dash remains on after startup. I have had this checked out 3 times by different mechanics all have said its a sensor. I have had the sensor changed which has fixed the problem for a short while, when I say a short while I mean for at least 2 miles of driving after fixing. It then comes on and remains on.

- Sycamore, PA, USA

problem #11

Aug 302012

Dakota

  • 65,000 miles
Passenger seat belt off and passenger air bag off warning lights light up intermittently; even when nothing is in the passenger seat. The warning lights light up for no reason.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #10

Apr 032012

Dakota 8-cyl

  • 94,458 miles

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

Dash board airbag light came on when I repostioned front passanger seat..I came home and checked Dodge forum to see what and where the problem may be.... while reading several posts about checking for a loose connector I decided to go to the truck and removed the bolts holding the seat to the floor I layed the seat on its back, released the red retaining clip and depressed it... whiling holding down the release I pulled on the plug and to my surprise the control unit came apart in my hands....

- Binghamton, NY, USA

problem #9

Jan 112012

Dakota 6-cyl

  • miles
I hit a pole doing 40 mph airbags did not deploy.

- Rtochester, NY, USA

problem #8

Nov 022011

Dakota

  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was not inspected by the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 46,000.

- Anderson , NV, USA

problem #7

Sep 102009

Dakota

  • 33,840 miles
Airbag sensor came on for no apparent reason this morning. Started truck as normal, panel lights came on as normal, then sensor light came back on with ding. Failure mileage 33840. Since this truck is a lease, which is up in 2 weeks, will not be contacting dealer.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #6

Sep 292008

Dakota

  • 37,500 miles
The airbag light came on, I took it to the dealership to have it checked out. They told me that this was not the first time that they had a truck like mine come in for the same reason, they said that it was the seat airbag sensor. They said that the sensor keeps the bags from deploying when in a wreck.

- Elgin, OK, USA

problem #5

Mar 142008

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The passenger side airbag shuts itself off when a bag or some light weight item that weighs less than an adult (no specific weight given) is placed on the passenger seat. The only way to get the airbag back on is to take it to the dealer. They charge $100 every time. The dealer and Chrysler Corp. Are saying that this is normal for this vehicle. I have mentioned that I believe this to be a safety issue, in that if two persons are traveling and the airbag gets shut off, someone either must wait somewhere for maybe 2-3 days until repairs can be made, or ride in the truck without an airbag. This has happened at least 3 times now.

- Carson City, NV, USA

problem #4

Dec 162005

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Since purchasing my 2005 Dodge Dakota quad cab in Feb. Of '05, I have noticed several times that the air bag light in the instrument cluster lights up indicating a problem with the system. I have taken the vehicle in to the dealer to be diagnosed. The dealer checked the "codes" and found nothing that indicated a circuit problem, so they done nothing to repair the vehicle. Two days after the service, the air bag light again came on. The dealer even said that the air bag system would not operate whenever the light is on. When the light comes on, it sometimes stays on 15 minutes, and typically anywhere from 2 to 15 minutes. I am very concerned that the system would fail in the event of a crash, endangering myself and my family. This is the primary family vehicle.

- Collinsville, IL, USA

problem #3

Nov 012005

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Passenger side air bag light works some time it doesn't. you can turn the switch off and back on the light my go out or it may not you never know whether it is working or not.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #2

Sep 132005

Dakota

  • miles
I was involved in a single car accident with my 2005 Dodge Dakota truck. In which I hit a pole. I was driving the speed limit which was 35 mph. When I hit the pole my air bags did not go off. When I called the dealer they said that there are sensors in the middle of the bumper. When I took pictures of the bumper they show that I hit it within inches of the center of the bumper. When I took those pictures to the dealer they said that the sensors are on the support beams. I would like to know why they didn't go off and if there was or is any recalls on this.

- Livonia, NY, USA

problem #1

May 072005

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Dodge Dakota was involved in a frontal collision. The passenger side air bag failed to deploy and the seat belts failed to lock. The driver hit his head on the steering wheel which knocked one of his teeth out.

- Belvidere , IL, USA

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