hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,500 miles

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2005 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 302012


  • 65,000 miles


Passenger seat belt off and passenger air bag off warning lights light up intermittently; even when nothing is in the passenger seat. The warning lights light up for no reason.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #3

Aug 122010

Dakota 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Applied left turn signal and noticed the right signal was blinking. I canceled signal and then reapplied and left signal functioned properly. Since initial occurrence the turn signals have gotten progressive worse. Application of the right turn signal turns on left one, application of the left turn signal turns on right one. Sometime neither signal operates. My truck has a tilt steering wheel and I have noticed that moving the steering wheel up or down - while driving - initially cleared the problem and allowed the correct signal to operate. But now the signals either do not work or malfunction most of the time no matter which position the steering wheel is in. Adjusting the steering wheel has little to no affect on if the signals will operate properly. As you may realize thinking your left / right turn signal is on and finding out the opposite one is actually blinking has caused some "interesting" traffic situations as well as a few near crashes until I realized what was happening.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #2

Oct 122011


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that when using the left turn signal, the right turn signal light would flash and when using the right signal, neither turn signal light would flash. In addition, when the hazards were utilized, the right turn signal light would flash. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Wala Wala, WA, USA

problem #1

Jul 192009


  • 67,000 miles
Headlight - passenger side of vehicle, I have replaced 4 headlights in the past year. There has to be a problem with this particular side. This is a Dodge 2005 Dakota, ext cab. The taylor city police stopped me on sun., gave me a warning my headlight was out.

- Thrall, TX, USA

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