10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,266 miles

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2005 Dodge Dakota seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments (Page 5 of 6)

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problem #29

May 272015

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: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part needed 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 VIN was not provided. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #28

Jun 012015

Dakota

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part needed 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.

- Fairburn, GA, USA

problem #27

May 202015

Dakota

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part needed 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #26

May 132012

Dakota

  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2005 Dodge Dakota. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle independently began to sway. Within moments, the vehicle flipped over on its driver side. The front driver side air bag did not deploy. The vehicle was not diagnosed. It was unknown if injuries were sustained or if a police report was filed. The manufacturer and dealer were not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 09/03/15 updated 12/16/2015

- Thorndale, TX, USA

problem #25

Jan 152015

Dakota

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) however, the part needed 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #24

Dec 172014

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. In addition, the contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 7/20/15

- Thomson, GA, USA

problem #23

May 012015

Dakota

  • miles

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

What options are available. Parts are not currently available to fix my driver's side airbag recall problem. My local dealer does not know when parts will become available. Spoke with truck company they have no idea either. Ask for an interim solution - they don't have one except don't drive the truck or go about your business as usual and wait for parts availability. Can I get a rental truck at the mfg. Expense until the parts are available and my truck if fixed?

- Margaretville, NY, USA

problem #22

May 252015

Dakota

  • 133,000 miles
When involved in a accident the air bags failed to deploy. While driving down the road at night came across a cow in the road. When I noticed it was to late to slow down or move out of the way, when approached at 65 mph. Hit the cow, straight on in the middle of the front grill, when came to a stop, the hood was buckled grill and metal guard along with radiator and all of the front buckled in about 1 and a half feet pushed in, during im pact the airbags failed. I hit my knee on the dash hurt my shoulder and sternum. Doctors were amazed that my injury were not more. I really think the airbags should have deployed. I have photos of what the truck looks like now.

- Belt, MT, USA

problem #21

Apr 292015

Dakota

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V770000 (air bags) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle 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.

- Lavonia, GA, USA

problem #20

Feb 182015

Dakota 6-cyl

  • miles
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

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

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
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
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
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

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