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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,259 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Dodge Dakota windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 092014

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that the windshield became detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic and the contact was informed that the urethane had loosened. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the incident. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000. Updated 2/26/14 the consumer was informed the windshield was loose all the across the top, down both sides. The bottom of the windshield was loose about 8 inches on each side. Updated 03/13/14

- Newton, IA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012013

Dakota 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that the front passenger's side windshield exhibited severe cracks and bubbles near the top and bottom area. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who specialized in windshield repairs. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000. Updated 7/10/13 the consumer was informed they could not repaired, because all Dodge Dakota's had a rusting defect around the windshield. The vehicle would have to be taken to a collision shop to be grinded and repaired before the windshield could be replaced.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 102009


  • 69,777 miles
About a week ago I noticed water dripping while it was raining from my grab handle on the driver's side area. A couple of days later the weather changed to freezing and my windshield cracked. Insurance replaced the cracked wind shield and the technician said that it was due to the cause was door seal/roof seam seal. This was a recall on Dodge Ram 2002 through 2004 reference #23-003-04. I went to the dealer and basically was told nothing is cover for the same problem on my 2005 Dodge Dakota. Even though it is the same problem. Also being told that unless the government issues a recall or replacement Dodge will not fix this.

- Hamburg, NY, USA

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