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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,778 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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2008 Dodge Dakota seat belts / air bags problems

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2008 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #18

Jul 012016

Dakota

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 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 manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Carlisle, PA, USA

problem #17

Oct 032016

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2008 Dodge Dakota. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available in a reasonable time frame to repair recall notice 16V-352.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #16

Feb 102015

Dakota

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #15

Jul 262016

Dakota

  • miles

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

Recall from May 2015 on airbags. I have yet to receive a phone call that parts are in as I was told by the dealer. A friend of mine went and asked for his Dakota and was scheduled right away. I went in today with a new recall and told them I was in last year and still have not been called. All I got was the recall I just received was new and they had no parts.

- Mcminnville, OR, USA

problem #14

Jul 012016

Dakota 6-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 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 manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available....updated 09/14/16

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #13

Jul 012016

Dakota 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Dodge Dakota. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available to repair driver airbag inflator recall notice.

- Stockton, MO, USA

problem #12

May 302016

Dakota

  • miles

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

I was driving home on highway and heard a pop like sound found out in morning the pinion was the issue and neighbor found nut was lose and I got another and he is a mechanic so he installed it and a week later was making noise so I took it to a garage and they found it lose and installed another one and just the other day I took it back and found it was lose some so he ordered another one and he put some retainer or not sure but he will put the new nut on when it comes in and I see 44,000 trucks from 2009 to 2010 and trucks from 2005 have pinion problems so I am amazed that 2008 has same issue and I see so many post ball joints I did one side already and for god to and now air bag I see and had Ford and Chevy and all I repaired on the were normal things

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #11

Jun 012015

Dakota

  • miles
Takata recall I received a recall from fca months ago on my recall in the recall notice they would follow up with a second notice I have not received one. I called my local Dodge dealer and they informed me that they where getting them in a few days, icalledback a few weeks latter and was informed that they where having a hard time getting them, it's been weeks and still no call. How long am I suppose to drive a vehicle that could harm me or my passenger. Can you tell me who I can sue if an accident happens and who to contact for a loaner vehicle seeing as I am not happy driving a vehicle that could hurt me.

- Comstock Park, MI, USA

problem #10

May 222015

Dakota

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Belleville, MI, USA

problem #9

May 292015

Dakota

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags). However, 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 not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #8

Jun 012015

Dakota

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (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 made aware of the issue. The VIN was invalid. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #7

May 292015

Dakota

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (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 was informed that the recall parts would be available next year due to the states of high humidity being a high priority. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Princeton, IN, USA

problem #6

May 272015

Dakota

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Dakota. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Boonesmill, VA, USA

problem #5

May 262015

Dakota 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer informed that the part was approximated to become available in six months. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure. MA 09/22 the vehicle was repaired on July 20,2015. Updated 01/25/16.

- Deland, FL, USA

problem #4

May 062013

Dakota

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that an abnormal noise emitted from the steering wheel when there were high humidity temperatures. The contact notified the dealer several times and they were not able to replicate and diagnose the failure. The contact noticed that the noise coming from the steering wheel was only heard when parking the vehicle in excessive heat. The contact was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 15V313000 (air bags) and the dealer was unable to determine when the part would become available. The contact was placed on a waiting list. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was not available.

- Powell, TN, USA

problem #3

Jul 242014

Dakota 8-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
I was going down fort sill blvd and I rear ended another truck. I was going roughly 40 to 45 miles per hour. My entire front end was completely smashed in, yet my air bags still didn't deploy?? this is he second accident that they didn't deploy. I have several photos of my trucks front end and the inside showing that the air bags didn't deploy.

- Lawtn, OK, USA

problem #2

Oct 022012

Dakota

  • 620,000 miles
This truck is the 4 and the last Dodge I will ever buy the trailer light pack is junk the break sys is junk its a two sensor ABS 1 one the driver front and one on the rear end and they say its all wheel ABS trans 2 times rebuilt rotors and brakes replace at every 3 months tie rods struts rack and pump replaced them 3 times seat belts in the rear are not kid rated when they latch but don't lock even when you do get in a crash radio don't work air bags don't work tire low light is always on even when you air them up and new sensors on every time you use the brakes you lose the heater A/C they shut off then you let of the brakes it turns again.

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 052010

Dakota

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Dakota clubcab 4X2. While driving at approximately 50 mph, the vehicle was involved in a single car head-on crash in which the air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. One person was reported injured. The vehicle was totaled. The vehicle had not been inspected for the cause of failure at the time of the complaint. The failure and current mileages were approximately 40,000.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

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