really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 1
Average Mileage:
44,734 miles

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2002 Dodge Dakota seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 242002

Dakota 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,467 miles


During heavy rain the air bag light would illuminate on the dashboard. A day or so after the rain had passed the light would go off. The consumer is concerned that the air bag may not protect him during an accident. The consumer stated each time he took the vehicle to the dealership, they found a loose connection with the seat belt system under the passenger seat. The adjustments would last anywhere from 90 days to a year. The last time the consumer took the vehicle in to the dealership, they found an open circuit within the passenger side seat belt. Updated consumer is still having an issue the air bag. Updated 9/22/08 updated 09/23/08.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 202004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My husband's truck was struck on the rear driver's side. Almost @ the bumper. Police report stated damage to the other vehicle "negligible". my husband was killed. He was partially ejected. The truck rolled over on him. Great road/weather conditions. Light traffic-just the 2 vehicles. 45 mph speed limit. His back tires were both ripped from the vehicle. All he ever hit was a curb. He was killed instantly.

- Galloway, OH, USA

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