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Front Air Bag Sensor Control Problems of Dodge Dakota



Dodge Dakota owners have reported 19 problems related to front air bag sensor control (under the air bag category).

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2008 Dodge Dakota 1
Failure Date: 10/02/2012

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 lach 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.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2005 Dodge Dakota 2
Failure Date: 09/10/2009

Airbag sensor came on for no apparent reason this morning. Started truck as normal, panel lights came on as normal, then sensor light came back on with ding. Failure mileage 33840. Since this truck is a lease, which is up in 2 weeks, will not be contacting dealer.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 1998 Dodge Dakota 3
Failure Date: 03/26/2008

The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Dakota. The contact attempted to start the vehicle and the air bag sensor activated. The dealer stated that the vehicle would have to be brought in to be placed on a diagnostic computer to determine the cause of the failure. The VIN, engine size, and number of cylinders were unknown. The current mileage was 136,069 and failure mileage was 135,900.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2006 Dodge Dakota 4
Failure Date: 01/15/2007

Engine was replaced prior to purchase truck was sold as new engine replacement was not disclosed, continuing transmission problems, replaced transmission at 8800 miles, vehicle shut off while in motion on freeway, multiple exhaust leaks, hub fan replaced. When a problem repeats itself the dealership claims it to be "normal". Dealer principle unwilling to address issues. I continue to hear noises and have transmission issues. Dealership will not do any work on the vehicle unless I go when its convient for the "technician" to duplicate the issue. Dealership lied about engine being recalled as an explanation for the replacement of the engine when in fact there were no recalls relating to the engine. Dealership claims all repairs are normal when in the manuel it only states maintenance is required at high mileage not replacement before 10k.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2005 Dodge Dakota 5
Failure Date: 12/11/2006

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. While driving at various speeds, the air bag light illuminated. The dealer was unable to determine the cause of failure, however, they reset the controller. This did not correct the failure and it repeatedly continued to occur. The current mileage was 17,404 and failure mileage was 13,670. Updated 10/25/07.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2005 Dodge Dakota 6
Failure Date: 10/10/2006

Air-bag warning lights come on intermittently sometimes remain on for miles. Dealer cannot duplicate problem. Question is, will they work when needed?.


car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2005 Dodge Dakota 7
Failure Date: 08/18/2006

Airbag lights continue to come on intermittently. Previous truck was traded in as the dealer could not fix the issue. Now, the new truck is experiencing the same issue. I think this should be kept track of in case of a widespread issue concerning airbag warning lights in similar vehicles (2005 Dodge Dakota).

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2006 Dodge Dakota 8
Failure Date: 01/11/2006

Son involved in auto accident; rear ended a school bus with a 2006 Dodge charger; truck totaled; airbag did not inflate; sensors secured with two screws to the backs of the right and left vertical members of the radiator support within the engine compartment. These supports broke, all components in front of truck shifted toward cab; steering wheel warped. Updated 1/28/10 the consumer stated the radiator support was sitting midway of where the engine should be. Updated 02/03/10.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2005 Dodge Dakota 9
Failure Date: 09/13/2005

I was involved in a single car accident with my 2005 Dodge Dakota truck. In which I hit a pole. I was driving the speed limit which was 35 mph. When I hit the pole my air bags did not go off. When I called the dealer they said that there are sensors in the middle of the bumper. When I took pictures of the bumper they show that I hit it within inches of the center of the bumper. When I took those pictures to the dealer they said that the sensors are on the support beams. I would like to know why they didn't go off and if there was or is any recalls on this.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2002 Dodge Dakota 10
Failure Date: 02/18/2005

I was in a rear end colission on 2-18-05 that totaled my 02 Dakota quadcab. The impact drove me into the vehicle in front of me and pushed everything into the motor. The airbags did not deploy. This is the second Dodge that I've seen that had severe frontal damage and the airbags did not deploy(it was an 02 full size). I contacted daimler-Chrysler and the rep. Told me that any manufacterer vehicle must be accellerating with an impact force to trigger the airbags. Talk about a false sense of security.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2003 Dodge Dakota 11
Failure Date: 02/12/2005

After starting the vehicle air bag warning light illuminated. Light stayed on while vehicle was being operated. Ealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2001 Dodge Dakota 12
Failure Date: 11/16/2004

I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota quadcab. During my warranty periody the air bag light came on. I took it to the dealer who stated it was a short in the system. It was fixed. The problem happened again, same short. Dealer fixed it under warranty. Now it's happened again. Truck is not covered now for this part. Dealer says that the airbag system will not deploy in a crash. Said to complain to Dodge about defect.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2002 Dodge Dakota 13
Failure Date: 11/07/2004

The air bag sensor stayed on. Clock spring malfunctioned. Consumer was concerned that the air bag will not deploy upon impact.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2001 Dodge Dakota 14
Failure Date: 01/05/2002

Consumer noticed that the srs light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the air bag sensor and switch needed to be replaced, and replaced it twice. However, the problem recurred.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 1997 Dodge Dakota 15
Failure Date: 01/01/2001

Can not get conformation from Dodge for airbage recall for 1997 Dodge Dakota VIN #1b7gg23y1vs269790 airbag light is on which was typical of Dakotas airbag recalls, but have not been advice of recall.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 1999 Dodge Dakota 16
Failure Date: 10/09/1999

I was involved in a three vehicle collision with myself being in the middle of two other pickup trucks. The truck in front of me had a trailer hitch on the back causing all of the impact to be in the middle of my front end resulting in a u-shaped indentation going back into the engine of my truck. The collision was on an interstate and we were moving at approx. 50mph slowing due to the vehicle in front stopping suddenly. I struck the vehicle in front, bounced backward, then was struck in the rear very hard pushing me back into the front vehicle. Neither the drivers or passengers airbags in my vehicle deployed. Later speaking with the accident appraiser he stated that the airbag sensors are located on the left and right side of the front bumper and not in the middle. By the impact being in the middle of my front end the sensors were not triggered because the sensors never knew there was a collision. I believe this is a serious defect that should be investigated, there were injuries from moving forward, thankfully no one was very seriously injured but it could have been worse. Shouldn't there be sensors in the middle of the front ends also just for this type collision, I. E. All of the impact being in the center of the front end. Thank you.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 1997 Dodge Dakota 17
Failure Date: 01/24/1997

Air bag light would come on/off, also windshield wipers would fall offwhen the wiper arm was used due to a defect in glass.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 1997 Dodge Dakota 18

Airbag sensor weakly illuminates while vehicle is in motion. Dealer has inspected vehicle.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 1997 Dodge Dakota 19

When driving the air bag light comes on, called dealer and he said tjat it was normal .


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