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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
219,250 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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2008 Dodge Dakota seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 172008

Dakota

  • 112,000 miles

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

2008 Dodge Dakota quad cab 4X4 is the biggest piece of junk I have had 3 trans done and trans lines 3 times all front end tie rods struts sway bars wheel barrings rotors radio air bags seat belts and more replaced on this rolling wheeled piece of junk ive had people say nice truck and I say thanks but dont buy one they are a junk only 116K miles on it and will be lots more to spend on this junk dealer asked me if I ever drove it down a drit road and I said why he said the tie rods are wore out on it and I said how this is when I had 10K miles on it they said they that you should not go on any dirt roads come on now where are no dirt roads I laughed at them and said I had not went on one yet. Now how do anybody get this thing right on get rid of it what a lemon.

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #3

Jul 012013

Dakota

  • 80,000 miles
Possible short in electrical system effecting safety equipment. Seatbelt warning continues to alarm when seatbelts are worn and/or fastened without passengers in vehicle. Audible alarm stops after driving at higher speeds without frequent stops for traffic, street lights, stop signs (ie: Freeway), however, visual warning light remains on dash. Horn effected - fuse blows and requires replacement each time horn is used. Seat belt system problems began in 2013 while driving on freeway at approx. 60mph. Horn problems began in 2014.

- Tustin, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 072014

Dakota 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Re: 2008 Dodge Dakota been searching for recall on the above vehicle, been stopped numerous of time by officers about signals. Have replaced bulbs and doesn't work. Problems: Turns left signal light on and the right one comes on, this happens 95% of the time. Emergency flashes does not work 75% of the time.

- Greenville, AL, USA

problem #1

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

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