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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,250 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 122010

Dakota 6-cyl

  • 58,500 miles


Air bags failed to deplly in a 40 mph crash in my 2005 Dodge Dakota pu. Crash involved the front right corner of the vehicle into concret barrier on interstate. In the past, I have reported an issue with the "check air bag light" coming on and staying on for extended periods of time from the day the vehicle was new and under warranty and they investigated without finding any issues. Todays incident causes me great concern of potential failures in other frontal crashes with more serious injuries.

- Collinsville, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 022010


  • 24,000 miles
Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Dakota with 24,000 miles on the odometer. The airbag warning lights for both the passenger and drivers side airbags continually go on and off presumably indicating that the airbags will not deploy in an accident. This started about 3 - 5 weeks ago. The dealerships service advisor said to make sure there was nothing under the seats (there isn't) and other than that, since the vehicle is out of warranty, be prepared to spend a lot of money hunting for the cause of an intermittent sensor failure.

- Seattle, WA, USA

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