really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,871 miles

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2001 Dodge Dakota seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Oct 202005

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,500 miles


Failure of clockspring on 2001 Dodge Dakota. Horn and cruise control would not work and airbag light was on. There is a safety recall on this part - recall number 982. Part was replaced at owner's expense. Pictures of replaced part indicate defect in part but Dodge will not pay for replacement of part.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #3

Sep 152005

Dakota 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,716 miles
Air bag light on dashboard started blinking on and off, brought vehicle to Dodge dealer to diagnose problem. I was informed that the airbag lock spring was defective and needed replacement. This item is not covered by any type of warranty or extended warranty from Dodge. There are many complaints about airbag failing to deploy in accidents and injuries involved with it. The airbag is a safety feature in the vehicle and the dealer or the manufacturing company should be responsible for repairs and any damages caused by faulty equipment. I contacted the local dealer and Dodge Corp. They said that there is nothing they can do. I do not believe that, im a very unsatisfied customer.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #2

Dec 202004

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The air bag light turned on and off intermittently. Vehicle was taken to dealer for check up, and test results showed that the air bags needed to be replaced because they will not deploy in an accident.

- Paso Robles, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 212004

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
I have a 2001 Dodge dokata truck that the airbag light has come on. The dealer said that the clock spring has gone bad in the steering wheel, causing the airbag light to come on. If an accident were to happen the airbag will not deploy. I think this is a safety issue. Is this a common problem.

- Centennial, CO, USA

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