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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

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2005 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments (Page 1 of 5)

problem #100

Sep 012016

Dakota

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #99

May 272016

Dakota

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 16V352000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #98

Aug 202016

Dakota

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (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 contact attempted to notify the manufacturer of the issue, but was unsuccessful. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Holiday, FL, USA

problem #97

Oct 112016

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • 153,000 miles

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

Takata recall I am upset at the way these takata recalls are being handled by dealers and the manufacturer. Neither dealer or manufacturer seem to have a handle on what is happening, when parts will be available, disseminating proper information to customers, etc. I just returned from wasting this morning at a Dodge dealer because I scheduled the work, and when I got there was told no parts were available. I should have been told that when I scheduled the work. I live 45 minutes one way, so it takes time and money to make these useless trips. I think much pressure should be exerted on manufacturers to divert airbags to recalls, and pull the airbags away from new car production until this issue is resolved. There should also be one person in charge of airbag recalls at each dealership to coordinate the flow of information, scheduling, parts, etc. And takata should pay the bill for these persons. Thank you.

- Needmore, PA, USA

problem #96

Aug 222016

Dakota

  • 80,000 miles
Signed up for passenger air bag recall on July 22, 2016. I have waited over two and a half months to be notified to bring my truck in to have airbag replaced. I have made numerous calls to 1-800-853-1403, only to have been hung up on. They leave me and my passenger in danger. The truck is unsafe to drive and I'm worried each time I have to use it that hope the airbag does not explode. I need my truck and need them to repair it cause they created the problem. Please help me to get my truck airbag replaced, I think I have given them more than enough time.

- Odessa, TX, USA

problem #95

May 292016

Dakota

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 16V352000 (air bags). 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #94

Jun 302016

Dakota

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #93

Aug 112016

Dakota

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags). The part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Maple Falls, WA, USA

problem #92

Mar 162016

Dakota

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags). The part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #91

Aug 222016

Dakota

  • miles
I called dealer to get the recall addresses, I was told they do not have the part and they don't know when they will get it in.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #90

Aug 172016

Dakota 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (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 repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 10/18/16 updated 10/19/16.

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #89

Jun 212016

Dakota

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags). The vehicle was taken to the dealer for the recall repair. The contact inspected the vehicle after being serviced and felt that the repair was not performed on the vehicle. The contact mentioned that she would take the vehicle to another dealer and, if necessary, pay for the recall repair herself. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 09/27/16

- Elgin, SC, USA

problem #88

Jul 012016

Dakota

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owned a 2005 Dodge Dakota. While driving approximately 40 mph, the driver lost control of the steering and crashed the vehicle. The vehicle rolled over and the front end sustained significant damage. The air bags did not deploy. The driver sustained an injured neck, back, and left shoulder, which required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000.

- Grover, NC, USA

problem #87

Jun 022015

Dakota

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Williston, SC, USA

problem #86

Jul 212014

Dakota

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part needed to perform 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #85

Feb 042016

Dakota

  • 102,086 miles
Takata recall. On 2/4/2016 I took my truck to courtesy Chrysler/Dodge/Ram located at 9207 adamo drive East in tampa, fl. The airbag inflator was replaced. As soon as I drove off of the dealer's lot I noticed that the seatbelt warning light and alarm would not turn off. I immediately returned to the dealership. The parts and service manager said the dealership was not responsible, although I explained that the problem did not exist before my visit to the dealership. The dealership said that they would have to order a new seat belt buckle at a cost of $125 + labor. I refused to order and pay for a part to fix a repair that did not exist prior to my visit. I was making an 11 hour drive the next day to start a new job and I needed to have the problem resolved. The parts and service manager was very unprofessional. I left the dealership. The seatbelt warning light and alarm still continue to go off and on although I always wear my seatbelt. Note that I called the Fiat Chrysler automobiles (fca) recall assistance center on 2/4/2016 after I returned from the dealer. I described the seatbelt problem but fca was just as uncaring as the dealer.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #84

May 252016

Dakota

  • 85,000 miles
Takata air bag - driver side replaced, but passenger bag not replaced

- Scottsburg, OR, USA

problem #83

Apr 292016

Dakota

  • 166,000 miles
The contact owned a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the contact was involved in an accident due to not being able to react and stop the vehicle in time. As a result, the contact rear ended another vehicle. The contact stated that the air bags failed to deploy. The contact did sustain minor back injuries that required medical attention due to the accident. The contact stated that a police report was filed for the accident. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic after the accident and deemed totaled. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 166,000.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #82

Apr 012016

Dakota 8-cyl

  • miles
2005 Dodge Dakota. Consumer writes in regards to no communication from dealership about driver airbag inflator recall notice repairs.

- Banning, CA, USA

problem #81

Mar 212016

Dakota

  • 94,390 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags). While driving 42 mph, the air big warning light illuminated. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed, but details of the failure were not provided. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 94,390.

- Sussex, WI, USA

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