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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,833 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.

2006 Dodge Dakota seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 112006

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


Son involved in auto accident; rear ended a school bus with a 2006 Dodge charger; truck totaled; airbag did not inflate; sensors secured with two screws to the backs of the right and left vertical members of the radiator support within the engine compartment. These supports broke, all components in front of truck shifted toward cab; steering wheel warped. Updated 1/28/10 the consumer stated the radiator support was sitting midway of where the engine should be. Updated 02/03/10.

- Nebo, NC, USA

problem #2

Oct 132007

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
I had a collision causing $5,000 of damage to the front of the vehicle and the airbags did not deploy.

- Aiken, SC, USA

problem #1

Oct 232006

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,500 miles
: the contact stated the driver side air bag did not deploy in a frontal impact crash. The approximate speed at time of impact was 45 mph. There was pre-impact braking. The occupant was wearing a seat belt. The driver sustained three broken ribs on the left side of the sternum and a fractured left scapula. The vehicle was totaled and a police report was taken. Updated 01/31/07.

- Gray, TN, USA

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