Dodge Dakota owners have reported 20 problems related to front air bag sensor control (under the air bag category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.
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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On August 2, 2010, in the early evening, my spouse, the sole occupant, fell asleep while driving our 2003 Dodge ram 1500 slt quad cab and hit a standard size steel street sign, a standard gauge guide wire for a telephone/power pole, and finally the telephone/power pole itself. The impact of this crash destroyed the truck. Thankfully, my wife was wearing her safety belt, and suffered only minor injuries. The guide/support wire had embedded itself into the front bumper and hood and had to be cut out. Amazingly, neither the driver nor passenger airbags deployed in this incident. As the power pole had broken in two, there were live electrical wires at the scene. Emergency crews took nearly 7 hours to clear the scene and restore power and cable to a localized area. She had been traveling in a sse direction on hesperia avenue in victorville, CA at approx. 45 mph. The weather was ideal for road travel: clear, dry, windless, with temperature around 95 f. The vehicle was well-maintained and had approx. 42,200 miles on it. I have done some research into this matter and found prior instances of similar airbag non-deployments in Chrysler vehicles. In my opinion, it appears that there are too few, and'or poorly located, and'or defective airbag sensors on this and other Chrysler products. This is not a total condemnation of Chrysler or the Dodge ram. We enjoyed this truck very much for over 7 years. We associate many happy memories with the vehicle, however this is a glaring problem that must be rectified. The likelihood of other catastrophic crashes resulting in injury or death is high. The aim of safety airbags is to reduce injuries and death. An airbag system failure from this high speed and high impact crash scenario should never occur. Please exercise all legal and ethical due diligence in all means and manner available to persuade/demand/force Chrysler corp. To recall this and other products in order to make them functional and safe for the public.
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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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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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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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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.
Air-bag warning lights come on intermittently sometimes remain on for miles. Dealer cannot duplicate problem. Question is, will they work when needed?.
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).
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.
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.
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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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.
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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The air bag sensor stayed on. Clock spring malfunctioned. Consumer was concerned that the air bag will not deploy upon impact.
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.
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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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.
See all problems of the 1999 Dodge Dakota.
Air bag light would come on/off, also windshield wipers would fall offwhen the wiper arm was used due to a defect in glass.
Airbag sensor weakly illuminates while vehicle is in motion. Dealer has inspected vehicle.
When driving the air bag light comes on, called dealer and he said tjat it was normal .
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Air Bag problems||
|Air Bag Not Deploy problems||
|Front Air Bag problems||
|Air Bag Light On problems||
|Side/window Air Bag problems||
|Front Air Bag Sensor Control problems||
|Warning Light On problems||
|Front Driver Side Air Bag Inflator problems||
|Air Bag On-off Switch problems||