2005 DODGE DAKOTA VIN: 1D7HW48K55S207760

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VIN 1D7HW48K55S207760 Decoding Dodge Vin Decoder

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Make

DODGE

Manufacturer Name

FCA US LLC

Model

Dakota

Model Year

2005

Plant City

WARREN

Series

ND

Trim

SLT / Sport

Vehicle Type

TRUCK

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Dodge City Assembly

Plant State

MICHIGAN

Series2

H (High Line)

Body Class

Pickup

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 2E: 6,001 - 7,000 lb (2,722 - 3,175 kg)

Cab Type

Crew/ Super Crew/ Crew Max

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

3700.0

Displacement (CI)

225.78785315050

Displacement (L)

3.7

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2005 DODGE DAKOTA Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
17.9%

2005 DODGE DAKOTA Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1D7HW48K55S207760

Components: AIR BAGS

December 28, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10816513
Consumer Location: NORTH BRANFORD, CT
VIN: 1D7HW48K55S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE DAKOTA. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V313000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: AIR BAGS

April 13, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11408162
Consumer Location: EL CAJON, CA
VIN: 1D7HE48N35S****

Summary of Complaint

GOT TRUCK SMOGGED 4/13/2021 AND WAS TOLD OF AN OUTSTANDING RECALL FOR AIRBAG. THIS RECALL WAS FIXED ON 11/13/2015. ATTACHED ARE COPIES OF NOTICE OF RECALL AFTER GETTING TRUCK SMOGGED AND PAGES 1 AND 2 OF INVOICE SHOWING REPAIR ON 11/13/2015. HOW DO WE GET THIS UPDATED IN THE SYSTEM SO IT WILL NOT SHOW UP AGAIN WHEN WE GET TRUCK SMOGGED NEXT TIME? Consumer stated vehicle has been repaired and no longer needs to be contacted.*JB

Components: POWER TRAIN STRUCTURE SEATS

February 08, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11400268
Consumer Location: KANSAS CITY, MO
VIN: 1D7HW48NX5S****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING ON I-635 NORTHBOUND AT AROUND 25 TO 30 MPH WITH 4X4 ACTIVATED ON A SINGLE LINE AVAILABLE SINCE IT WAS CLEARED AND SALTED. WITHOUT WARNING I WAS THE ONLY VEHICLE THAT VEERED RIGHT HARD AND I LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE ALMOST CRASHING ONTO THE METAL BEAM ALONG THE HIGHWAY. I WENT PAST THE SHOULDER AND DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF HILL, BUT THANKFULLY VEHICLE DIDN'T TURN OFF. I HAD TO SWITCH OFF 4X4 AND BACK ON AND WAS ABLE TO CLIMB UP DESPITE THE SNOW BACK TO THE HIGHWAY WITH NO FURTHER REOCCURRENCE. UNFORTUNATELY WHEN THIS HAPPENED MY PASSENGER SEAT WENT FORWARD AND IS NOW STUCK AND I BROKE LEVER TRYING TO BRING IT BACK FROM FRONT RECLINING. BECAUSE OF THE ROUGH TERRAIN THE REAR QUARTER PANELS WHERE THE WAS SOME RUST HAVE CRACKED

Components: AIR BAGS

August 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11395913
Consumer Location: HINESVILLE, GA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE DAKOTA. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH, A UNKNOWN VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED NECK AND SHOULDER INJURIES HOWEVER NO MEDICAL ATTENTION WAS PROVIDED. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO BE DRIVEN FROM THE SCENE. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 212,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 02, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11394402
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1D7HW42N85S****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE TRUCK IS SITTING IN PARK NO KEYS IN IT, OBVIOUSIY NOT RUNNING YOU CAN HEAR THE 4WD ACTIVATING, ALSO WHEN DRIVING IN 2WD THE 4WD LIGHT STARTS TO FLASH TRYING TO ENGAGE.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

June 25, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11331463
Consumer Location: SPRING GROVE, PA
VIN: 1D7HW42N45S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2005 DODGE DAKOTA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE REVERSING INTO THE DRIVEWAY WHEN THE CONTACT ATTEMPTING TO APPLY THE BRAKES WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL FLOORED FAILING TO STOP THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT APPLIED THE EMERGENCY BRAKES AND LOOKED UNDER THE HOOD OF THE VEHICLE WHERE THEY NOTICED A BURNING ODOR. THE CONTACT SHORTLY NOTICED THAT THE VEHICLE HAD A FIRE NEAR THE ENGINE OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED THEY HAD THEIR WIFE CONTACT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT PUT OUT FIRE. THERE WERE NO INJURIES AND NO MEDICAL ASSISTANCE NEEDED. VEHICLE TOWED. THE CONTACT CONTACTED THE MANUFACTURER TO INFORM THEM THAT THE FIRE REPORT REPORTED THAT THE VEHICLE'S MASTER CYLINDER BRAKE FLUID LEAK CAUSED FIRE. THE VEHICLE DEEMED TOTALED. THE MANUFACTURER OPENED A CASE REGARDING THE MATTER. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 171,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11318617
Consumer Location: NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV
VIN: 1D7HE58N65S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE DAKOTA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE FAILED TO START OR PARK WITH THE GEAR SHIFTER IN THE PARK POSITION. THE VEHICLE WAS ONLY ABLE TO START OR PARK WHEN PLACED IN NEUTRAL. NO WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT SPOKE WITH CHAPMAN LAS VEGAS DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP RAM LOCATED AT (3175 E SAHARA AVE, LAS VEGAS, NV 89104) AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT SUBJECTED TO A RECALL. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 200,000.

Components: AIR BAGS SEATS

February 27, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11311862
Consumer Location: CARLINVILLE, IL
VIN: 1D7HE22K05S****

Summary of Complaint

HEATED DRIVER SEAT CAUGHT FIRE. CALLED DEALERSHIP AND WAS TOLD THERE WAS A RECALL ON THE DRIVER HEATED SEAT. THE DEALER SAID THERE WAS AIRBAG RECALL ON THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE OF THE TRUCK. THE DEALER SAID THEY WOULD NOT REPAIR AIRBAGS AND WOULD NEED TO CONTACT DODGE FOR A CASE NUMBER. CONTACTED DODGE AND WAS TOLD JUST DRIVE CAREFULLY.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 13, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11306275
Consumer Location: SAVANNAH, GA
VIN: 1D7HE48K05S****

Summary of Complaint

WAS REPAIRED 05/13/2016 BY CHRYSLER DODGE DEALERSHIP 0F SOUTH SAVANNNAH

Components: AIR BAGS

January 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11269921
Consumer Location: LUDINGTON, MI
VIN: 1D7HE42N15S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2005 DODGE DAKOTA. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH ON A BRIDGE, THE VEHICLE SLID ON BLACK ICE, FISHTAILED, AND CRASHED INTO A CEMENT COLUMN. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. THERE WAS NO WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT'S WIFE WAS SEATED IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT AND STRUCK HER LEFT KNEE ON THE DASHBOARD. MEDICAL ATTENTION WAS NOT RECEIVED. THE CONTACT WAS NOT INJURED. POLICE REPORT NUMBER: 1916400110 WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOTALED AND TOWED TO A GARAGE, BUT WAS LATER RETRIEVED BY THE CONTACT. THE CONTACT CALLED HEALY CHRYSLER DODGE AT 231-845-3900 (LOCATED AT 3632 W US-10, LUDINGTON, MI 49431) WHERE THE AIR BAGS WERE REPAIRED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 16V352000 (AIR BAGS), 15V313000 (AIR BAGS), AND 14V770000 (AIR BAGS). THE TECHNICIAN INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT ALL THE RECALL REPAIRS WERE PERFORMED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT AN INVESTIGATOR WOULD CALL THE CONTACT. THE CONTACT WAS NOT CALLED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 99,593. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11268221
Consumer Location: WHEAT RIDGE, CO
VIN: 1D7HW22N25S****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE GOES IN AND OUT OF 4 WHEEL DRIVE AND 4 WHEEL LO ON IT'S OWN, WHETHER THE VEHICLE IS RUNNING OR NOT AND MOVING OR NOT. THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES WHEN I OPEN THE DOOR, NOT UNLOCK, JUST OPEN, AND YOU CAN HEAR THE TRANSFER CASE SHIFTING . SOMETIME "SERVICE 4 WHEEL DRIVE" LIGHT COMES ON, OTHER TIMES JUST 4 WHEEL INDICATOR AND OTHER TIMES NO LIGHT AT ALL. THOUGH IT IS A 2005, I ONLY HAVE 80K ON IT. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS NOW

Components: ENGINE

June 12, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 11246205
Consumer Location: ORANGEBURG, SC
VIN: 1D7HE48N55S****

Summary of Complaint

TICKING NOISE FROM EXHAUST MANIFOLD. EXHAUST MANIFOLD BOLTS & STUDS PREMATURELY BROKE! LEAKING EXHAUST FUMES ARE ABLE TO ENTER PASSENGER CABIN & CAUSE A SAFETY HAZARD! THIS ISSUE NEEDS A SAFETY RECALL TO REPLACE EXHAUST MANIFOLD GASKETS, BOLTS & STUDS THAT ARE OF AN IMPROVED GRADE TO CORRECT THIS FACTORY INSTALLATION SAFETY ISSUE ON BOTH LEFT & RIGHT HAND EXHAUST MANIFOLDS!!

Components: ENGINE

June 12, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 11246207
Consumer Location: ORANGEBURG, SC
VIN: 1D7HE48N55S****

Summary of Complaint

TICKING NOISE COMING FROM EXHAUST MANIFOLDS! EXHAUST MANIFOLD BOLTS & STUDS ARE BREAKING PREMATURELY ALLOWING EXHAUST GASES TO ENTER PASSENGER COMPARTMENT! NEW BETTER GRADE EXHAUST MANIFOLD BOLTS & STUDS PLUS GASKETS NEED TO BE INSTALLED ON BOTH LEFT & RIGHT HAND SIDE MANIFOLDS WITH A RECALL TO CORRECTLY REPAIR THIS DANGEROUS FACTORY INSTALLED DEFECT!!

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11241561
Consumer Location: PHOENIX, AZ
VIN: 1D7HE58N65S****

Summary of Complaint

CAME TO A STOP BEHIND 2 VEHICLES IN LEFT TURN LANE. WHEN TRAFFIC LIGHT GREEN ARROW CAME AND ACCELERATED THERE WAS A LOUD BANG AND TRUCK WOULD NOT MOVE. CAR BEHIND SKIDDED TO A STOP TO AVOID TRUCK. TRIED REVERSE AND DRIVE WITH NO AFFECT THEN LOOKING UNDER TRUCK THER WAS REAR DIFFERENTIAL OIL PUDDLING UNDER CENTER PUMPKIN. GROUP OF PEOPLE HELPED PUSHED TRUCK INTO LOT BACKWARDS SINCE WOULD ROLL FORWARD. TOWED BACK TO WORK AND INSPECTED NEXT DAY 8/3/19 AND PINION NUT HAD BACKED OFF. PULLED DIFF COVER AND FOUND SEVERAL CHUNKS OF METAL FROM DAMAGE. BUILD DATE 08/04 152,000 MILES WITH 9 1/4 REAREND. APPARENTLY THERE WAS A RECALL ON THE RAM 1500 WITH SAME REAR END AND WITHIN THIS BUILD DATE. WOULD NOT THE DAKOTA ALSO BE INCLUDED? L

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

July 19, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11235178
Consumer Location: PHOENIX, AZ
VIN: 1D7HW42K05S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE DAKOTA. WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH, THE BRAKES FAILED WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS ENGAGED TO STOP THE VEHICLE AT A STOP SIGN. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO COAST THE VEHICLE ONTO A CURB TO STOP THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S HOME. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SEATS

May 30, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11217628
Consumer Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
VIN: 1D7HW42N45S****

Summary of Complaint

I RECEIVED A RECALL NOTICE FOR THE T80 HEATED SEATS IN MY 2005 DODGE DAKOTA I CALLED THE CHRYSLER REPRESENTATIVE SCHEDULE A REPAIR SERVICE WITH PERKINS DODGE COLORADO SPRINGS HE ORDERED THE SEATS I TOLD THE REPRESENTATIVE THAT THE PASSENGER SIDE HAD A BURN HOLE IN IT AND HAD CAUGHT FIRE WHEN THE NEW SEATS ARRIVED AT PERKINS DODGE I TOOK MY TRUCK IN TO BE REPAIRED THEY TOLD ME THEY WILL NOT DO THE PASSENGER SEAT BECAUSE OF THE BURN HOLE HAS CUT OUT PIECES. I TOLD THEM I HAD TO REMOVE SOME OF THE BURNT MATERIAL TO PUT A SEAT COVER ON AND STILL UTILIZE THE SEAT. SEATS ARE STILL UNDER RECALL THEY ORDERED THEM KNOWING THAT THERE WAS A BURN HOLE I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY WILL NOT PROCEED WITH THE REPAIR THE INFORMATION FOR THE CASE NUMBER AND REPRESENTATIVE I TALKED TO IS HERE.... MY NAME IS [XXX] FROM THE FCA CASE MANAGEMENT DIVISION, I HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED AS YOUR CASE MANAGER. HERE IS SOME INFORMATION THAT WILL BE HELPFUL FOR YOU TO HAVE: YOUR CASE NUMBER IS [XXX] THE CHRYSLER CASE MANAGEMENT TELEPHONE NUMBER IS: [XXX] MY DIRECT EXTENSION: [XXX] MY WORK HOURS ARE: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (MONDAY-FRIDAY). I WILL CONTACT YOU WITHIN ONE BUSINESS DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT BY TELEPHONE TO REVIEW YOUR CASE WITH YOU. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: SEATS

January 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11185923
Consumer Location: HENRICO, VA
VIN: 1D7HE22N95S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE DAKOTA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE PASSENGER SEAT OVERHEATED AND CAUGHT FIRE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V820000 (SEATS); HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. HALEY CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM AIRPORT (5400 S LABURNUM AVE, RICHMOND, VA 23231, (804) 663-5337) WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE RECALL REMEDY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 110,000. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: SEATS

March 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11180751
Consumer Location: PAXINOS, PA
VIN: 1D7HW42N65S****

Summary of Complaint

2005 DODGE DAKOTA. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARD TO HEATED SEATS SAFETY RECALL T80/NHTSA 17V-820 AND WHEN VEHICLE WILL BE REPAIRED. *AS *TR

Components: ENGINE

January 17, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11171091
Consumer Location: HAMMOND, LA
VIN: 1D7HE48N15S****

Summary of Complaint

EXHAUST MANIFOLD BOLTS BROKE CAUSING EXHAUST FUMES TO FILTER INTO THE CABIN. THE FILTRATION OF EXHAUST FUME OCCURS WHETHER THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION OR STATIONARY. ACCORDING TO DEALER IT IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THIS TYPE OF VEHICLE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11170521
Consumer Location: LINCOLN, MO
VIN: 1D7HW48N55S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE DAKOTA. WHILE OPERATING THE VEHICLE, THE SERVICE 4 WHEEL DRIVE INDICATOR INTERMITTENTLY ILLUMINATED. DURING THE FAILURE, THE VEHICLE COULD NOT BE DRIVEN IN 4 WHEEL DRIVE. ALSO, AFTER REMOVING THE IGNITION KEY, THE 4 WHEEL DRIVE ACTUATOR WOULD REMAIN ACTIVE. EVENTUALLY, THE TRANSMISSION FAILED AND WAS RESET. AFTER RESETTING THE TRANSMISSION, THE VEHICLE OPERATED NORMALLY. WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH, THE TRANSMISSION ERRONEOUSLY SWITCHED INTO 4 WHEEL DRIVE AND CAUSED THE SPEED TO REDUCE TO 10 MPH. THE FAILURES WERE NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. AN UNKNOWN DEALER WAS NOTIFIED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 08, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11166520
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1D7HW48K25S****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL.. OVER 8 MONTHS WAITING FOR NEW AIRBAGS. NO END IN SIGHT.

Components: POWER TRAIN

January 08, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11166036
Consumer Location: QUINCY, IL
VIN: 1D7HW58N25S****

Summary of Complaint

SERVICE 4WD LIGHT KEEPS COMING ON AND I WAS WATCHING IT AND NOTICE THE 4 LOW LIGHT BLINKED ON ONCE. NOTHING SEEMS TO BE WRONG WITH THE TRANSFER CASE BUT I THINK IT WANTING TO GO INTO 4WD ON ITS OWN. THE SERV 4WD LIGHT STAYS ON AT TIMES AND OTHER TIMES AFTER AWHILE IT WILL GO OFF BUT LATER COME BACK ON.

Components: SUSPENSION

December 28, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11163897
Consumer Location: WHITE SALMON, WA
VIN: 1D7HW52J85S****

Summary of Complaint

I TOOK MY 2005 DAKOTA TO REPAIR SHOP BECAUSE OF CLUNKING NOISE ON FRONT DRIVERS SIDE. NOISE WAS HEARD WHEN DRIVING OR ROCKING THE TRUCK WHEN IT WAS PARKED. REPAIR SHOP SAID LOWER BALL JOINT COMPLETELY FAILED AND WAS RIDING ON LOWER CONTROL ARM INSTEAD OF SUPPORTED BY BALL JOINT. UPPER BALL JOINT WAS ALSO BAD. PASSENGER SIDE UPPER BALL JOINT WORN OUT AND LOWER BALL JOINT BOOT WAS CRACKED. ALL TIE ROD ENDS ALSO NEEDED TO BE REPLACED.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 13, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11163238
Consumer Location: THOMASVILLE, AL
VIN: 1D7HE42N05S****

Summary of Complaint

SEATS ALMOST CAUGHT FIRE. MELTED A HOLE IN SEATS

Components: STEERING

November 22, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11155193
Consumer Location: WINDBER, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE DAKOTA. WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH, AN ODOR OF POWER STEERING FLUID EMITTED THROUGH THE AIR VENTS. THE CONTACT COASTED THE VEHICLE TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND NOTICED POWER STEERING FLUID LEAKING FROM THE BEARING OF THE POWER STEERING PUMP. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE CONTACT WAS A CERTIFIED MECHANIC AND DIAGNOSED THAT THE SEAL OF THE BEARING AND POWER STEERING PUMP NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 195,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING AIR BAGS FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 13, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11150765
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1D7HE48K95S****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA AIR BAG. I PURCHASED A 2005 DODGE DAKOTA IN AUGUST 2018. I TOOK IT TO THE DEALERSHIP IN OCTOBER WHEN I FOUND OUT ABOUT THE RECALL. DEALERSHIP REPLACED DRIVERS SIDE BUT NOT PASSENGER SIDE.I WAS TOLD AND SHOWN PHOTOS OF AN EMPTY SPACE.THERE WAS NO AIRBAG OR WIRING.I STILL HAVE NO PSA. ALSO WHEN I TEST DROVE THIS VEHICLE IT HAD NO HEADLIGHTS.WHEN I PURCHASED IT I WAS TOLD THEY WERE FIXED.I DO NOT HAVE HIGH BEAMS STILL. THERE ARE ALSO PROBLEMS WITH THE EMISSIONS ON THIS TRUCK.I REPLACED THE EVAP PUMP BUT STILL IS NOT CORRECT. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I CAN DO ABOUT THESE SAFETY ISSUES? THANK YOU.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 31, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11143394
Consumer Location: RIVERSIDE, RI
VIN: 1D7HW42NX5S****

Summary of Complaint

HELLO, I RECENTLY PURCHASED A ONE OWNER 2005 DODGE DAKOTA, WHICH HAS LESS THAN 35,000 MILES AND HAS BEEN VERY WELL MAINTAINED. THE CAR FAX CAME BACK CLEAN FOR ACCIDENTS ETC, BUT I HAVE FOUND, THAT BOTH THE FRONT AND REAR SECTIONS OF THE CHASSIS HAD TO BE REPLACED ON DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDES AND MOST OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION HAD TO BE REPLACED TOO. DUE TO EXCESSIVE DEEP RUST. TO THE POINT OF THE NUT HOLDING THE LEFT OUTER TIE ROD END DISINTEGRATED. THE STRAIGHT SIDE RAILS OF THE CHASSIS ARE EXCESSIVELY DEEP RUSTED. AS WELL AS THE OIL PAN AND REAR AXLE HOUSING (WHICH ARE ORIGINAL). THE DEALERSHIP HAD TO CUT OFF THE FRONT SUSPENSION COMPONENTS AND REPLACE ALL BUSHINGS AND MOST OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION COMPONENTS. DUE TO EXCESSIVE RUST AND WEAR. MY TRUCK HAS BARELY BEEN ON THE ROAD FOR ITS YEAR AND HAS HAD MINIMAL EXPOSURE TO ROAD CHEMICALS SUCH AS SALT ETC. THESE COMPONENTS ROTTING AWAY TO THIS EXTENT WITH SUCH LOW MILEAGE REGARDLESS OF AGE INDICATES THE USE OF POOR QUALITY MATERIALS BEING USED DURING ASSEMBLY AND POSING A POTENTIAL SAFETY ISSUE TO CONSUMERS. I OPENED A CASE# 57271603 WITH CHRYSLER AND THE AGENT TOLD, THAT EVEN IF THE CASE WAS MOVED UP FOR REVIEW . IT WOULD BE SENT BACK DUE TO THE AGE OF THE TRUCK . WHICH I DISAGREE WITH, AS THE FRONT SUSPENSION COMPONENTS SHOULD NOT HAVE ROTTED AND DISINTEGRATED SO BADLY AND THE CHASSIS SHOULD NOT HAVE HAD TO HAVE EXTENSIVE REPAIRS IN LESS THAN 35,000 MILES. I WOULD THINK, THAT THIS POSES A POTENTIAL SAFETY ISSUE FOR ANYONE BUYING TRUCKS USING THE SAME CHASSIS AND COMPONENTS FROM THE SAME VENDOR, IF THEY ARE NOT MANUFACTURED AT A DODGE PLANT. ULTIMATELY IT SHOULD BE THE CAR MANUFACTURER'S RESPONSIBILITY, THAT THE PARTS THEY ARE USING ARE QUALITY AND WILL NOT POSE POTENTIAL SAFETY RISK TO CONSUMERS . PLEASE LET ME KNOW, IF FURTHER INFORMATION ETC. IS NEEDED. THANK YOU

Components: AIR BAGS

October 24, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11142485
Consumer Location: PUXICO, MO
VIN: 1D7HW42K85S****

Summary of Complaint

HELLO, I HAVE CALLED LARRY HILLIS IN POPLAR BLUFF SEVERAL TIME ABOUT THIS RECALL ON MY TRUCK. WHEN I E-MAILED THEM LAST WEEK THEY SENT ME AN E-MAIL SAYING THEY WOULD TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM, ( THE SAME THING THEY TOLD ME WHEN I CALLED LAST YEAR) IF THIS NEED FIXED THEN I AM COVERING MY BASES IN CASE SOMETHING HAPPENS. THE NEXT CALL OR TEXT WILL BE TO THE BBB. THANK YOU, [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: SEATS

October 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11139812
Consumer Location: WASHINGTON, DC
VIN: 1D7HE48KX5S****

Summary of Complaint

2005 DODGE DAKOTA. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARD TO A SETTLE CLAIM FOR FAULTY HEATED SEATS THAT CAUGHT ON FIRE. *AS *JS

Components: SEATS

December 20, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11132702
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1D7HW48N95S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE DAKOTA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE PART FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V820000 (SEATS) WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE DEALER (PARKWAY CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM, 21560 HALL RD, CLINTON TWP, MI 48038, (586) 465-7210) WAS UNABLE TO VERIFY A REASONABLE TIME FRAME TO RECEIVE THE PART. THE CONTACT STATED THAT A HOLE WAS BURNED IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT NEAR THE CONSOLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND WAS NOT ABLE TO SPECIFY WHEN THE PART WOULD BE SUPPLIED TO THE DEALER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 09, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11129573
Consumer Location: DEMOTTE, IN
VIN: 1D7HW42N55S****

Summary of Complaint

APPROXIMATELY TWO WEEKS AGO FROM THIS COMPLAINT, WHILE DRIVING THE AFOREMENTIONED VEHICLE (2005 DODGE DAKOTA) DURING NORMAL, SUMMER TIME ROAD CONDITIONS, WRITER NOTICED THAT THE "SVC 4WD" WARNING INDICATOR LIGHT ILLUMINATED. LIGHT REMAINED ILLUMINATED FOR APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES BEFORE TURNING OFF. LIGHT DIDN'T ILLUMINATE AGAIN UNTIL SUNDAY, 09/09/2018. WHEN UNLOCKING THE VEHICLE USING THE VEHICLE'S REMOTE UNLOCK ON THE KEY, WRITER NOTICED A SOUND THAT SOUNDED LIKE THE VEHICLE ENGAGING THE FOUR WHEEL DRIVE MECHANISMS. WRITER STARTED THE VEHICLE, NOTED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT IN FOUR WHEEL DRIVE, AND THE SERVICE LIGHT WAS NOT ILLUMINATED. DURING THE COURSE OF THIS WEEK, THE SERVICE LIGHT HAS INTERMITTENTLY ILLUMINATED ON OCCASION, REMAINING ON FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, THEN TURNS OFF. TODAY, 09/14/2018, WHEN LEAVING MY WORK FOR AN ERRAND, I NOTED THAT THE "SVC 4WD" LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED IMMEDIATELY AFTER STARTING THE VEHICLE. WRITER NOTED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS ALSO, IN FACT, IN FOUR WHEEL DRIVE, AS THE VEHICLE WAS "SKIPPING" THE TIRES WHILE TURNING AND EXHIBITING SIGNS OF A VEHICLE IN 4 WHEEL DRIVE WHILE DRIVING ON DRY PAVEMENT. WRITER NOTED THAT THE "4WD CONTROL KNOB" WAS IN THE 2WD POSITION. WRITER PARKED THE VEHICLE AND MADE SEVERAL ATTEMPTS, WHILE BOTH IN PARK AND NEUTRAL, TO ENGAGE THE 4WD AND DISENGAGE USING THE 4WD CONTROL KNOB. NONE OF THESE ACTIONS WERE ABLE TO DISENGAGE THE TRANSFER CASE. WRITER DROVE THE VEHICLE TO MY DESTINATION, (APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES), NOTING UPON MY ARRIVAL THAT THE SERVICE LIGHT WAS NO LONGER ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE WAS NOT IN FOUR WHEEL DRIVE ANY LONGER. WRITER ALSO NOTES ELECTRICAL SYMPTOMS SUCH AS VEHICLE NOW HONKS AFTER LOCKING WITH THE REMOTE LOCK ON THE KEY. COMPLAINT IS CONCERNING SPONTANEOUS ENGAGEMENT OF THE FOUR WHEEL DRIVE MECHANISM, WITHOUT CAUSE, POSSIBLY RELATED TO DEFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE TIPM.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 28, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 11124065
Consumer Location: METAIRIE, LA
VIN: 1D7HE48N45S****

Summary of Complaint

ON THE PASSENGER SIDE ELECTRIC WINDOW A NOISE WAS HEARD AND THE WINDOW NOW DOES NOT WORK.

Components: SEATS

December 18, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11122094
Consumer Location: MORGANTON, NC
VIN: 1D7HW42N55S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE DAKOTA. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A RECALL NOTIFICATION FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V820000 (SEATS). THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER FAILED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE WITHIN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME. THE DEALER (JOHN GREENE CHRYSLER/JEEP/DODGE, 910 JAMESTOWN ROAD, MORGANTON, NC 28655) CONFIRMED THAT PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE TO PERFORM THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT CAUGHT FIRE IN FEBRUARY OF 2017. THE FIRE WAS EXTINGUISHED BY THE DRIVER. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED AND THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: SEATS

January 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11102313
Consumer Location: TOMBALL, TX
VIN: 1D7HE48N85S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE DAKOTA. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V820000 (SEATS); HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. TOMBALL DODGE IN TOMBALL, TEXAS WAS MADE AWARE OF THE RECALL AND STATED THAT THE PARTS WERE UNAVAILABLE, AND THAT CHRYSLER HAD NOT DETERMINED A REMEDY FOR THE RECALL. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 18, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11096831
Consumer Location: FILLMORE, NY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2005 DAKOTA HAS BEEN JUMPING IN AND OUT OF 4WD WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AND YESTERDAY THE TRANSFERCASE LOCKED INTO NEUTRAL WHILE THE VEHICLE WAD SITTING IN MY MOTHER'S DRIVEWAY AND ROLLED INTO THE ROAD

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11089234
Consumer Location: DAVIS, CA
VIN: 1D7HE48N55S****

Summary of Complaint

MINE IS THE 2005 DODGE DAKOTA EXTRA CAB AND THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD BOLTS BREAKING/SHEARING AT THE ENGINE BLOCK. THIS CAN CAUSE (AND IT HAS) A TICKING SOUND THAT GETS LOUDER AS YOU ACCELERATE. ONCE YOU HEAR THE TICKING SOUND, BOTH SIDES OF THE ENGINE ARE AFFECTED. THIS RESULTS IN POOR MILEAGE, OVERHEATING, ENGINE WILL STALL AT LOW IDLE, ULTIMATELY ALLOWING EXHAUST FUMES TO ENTER THE CABIN, POTENTIALLU, POISONING THE OCCUPANTS WITH CARBON MONOXIDE FUMES. I TOOK THIS VEHICLE TO THE DEALER TO HAVE THEN REPLACED. THE 1ST DEALER SAID IT WASN'T REPAIRABLE. 2ND ONE SAID, 1400 $ PER SIDE TO EXTRACT BROKEN BOLTS AT THE REAR OF THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD ON BOTH SIDES OF MY 4.7 . 3RD REPAIR SHOP TOLD ME THIS VERY COMMON ON THE 4.7 AND HE DOES ABOUT 10 A WEEK. HIS PRICE WAS 350 $ PER SIZE PLUS GASKET AND DOUGHNUT GASKET AT THE COLLECTOR. HEY! IF THIS IS SUCH A COMMON PROBLEM WHY ARE WE DODGE OWNERS BEING HOSTAGE BY HAVING TO MAKE THIS REPAIR OURSELVES AND PAY FOR IT? IT IS AN EMMISIONS ENGINEERING UNDERDESIGN THAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED AND A RECALL NEEDS TO BE ISSUED. IT IS A DESIGN DEFECT. PLEASE INVESTIGATE AND GET THIS SITUATION CORRECTED BEFORE SOME INNOCENT CHILD DIES FROM CARBON MONOXIDE ENTERING THE CABIN. NOT TO MENTION OTHER POTENTIAL HAZARDS THAT MAY OCCUR BECAUSE THE DRIVER IS OVERWHELMED BY CARBON MONOXIDE AND RUNS DOWN 78 PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY PASSED OUT FROM THE CARBON MONOIXIDE FILLED CABIN WHILE DRIVING. PLEASE. DO. SOMETHING. TIME IS RUNNING OUT. BEFORE SOMEBODY IS KILLED.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 18, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11088289
Consumer Location: TRENTON, NJ
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2005 DODGE DAKOTA. CONSUMER IS SEEKING REIMBURSEMENT FOR VEHICLE. CONSUMER STATES THAT DEALER REFUSES TO REPAIR VEHICLE. *LD *JS

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 16, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11083083
Consumer Location: COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA
VIN: 1D7HW42NX5S****

Summary of Complaint

TRUCK TRIES TO ENGAGE INTO 4X4 MODE WHILE KNOB IS IN 2X4 SELECTION AND KEY IS NOT EVEN IN IGNITION. ALSO WHILE DRIVING TRUCK ENGAGES INTO 4X4 MODE WHILE KNOB IS IN 2X4 MODE. DODGE DEALER SAID THEY NO LONGER MAKE TIPM PART TO FIX THIS ISSUE AND NO OTHER PARTS COMPANY MAKE THIS PART.

Components: SEATS

February 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11081544
Consumer Location: ANTIGO, WI
VIN: 1D7HW48N55S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 DODGE DAKOTA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE STARTING THE VEHICLE, THE SEAT HEATERS WERE TURNED ON. AFTER THE PASSENGER EXITED THE VEHICLE, THE PASSENGER STATED TO THE CONTACT THAT THE SEATS WERE VERY HOT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE PASSENGER SEAT STARTED TO SMOKE AS THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN 25 MILES TO THE FIRE STATION WHERE THE FIRE WAS EXTINGUISHED AND THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE FIRE STARTED IN THE SEAT. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO DRIVE TO THE DEALER BRICKNER'S OF ANTIGO INC. (123 E HIGHWAY 64, ANTIGO WI 54409) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT A FUSE FOR THE HEATED SEATS WERE TURNED OFF. THE NEXT DAY THE CONTACT DROVE THE VEHICLE BACK TO THE SAME DEALER FOR AN OIL CHANGE AN AT THAT TIME WAS INFORMED THAT THE VIN WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V820000 (SEATS) AND THAT THE VEHICLE COULD NOT BE REPAIRED BECAUSE THE PARTS FOR THE RECALL WERE DISCONTINUED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS ALSO CONTACTED AND WAS UNABLE TO PROVIDE ANY FURTHER ASSISTANCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 195,000. *TT *JS *TT

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 15, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11080134
Consumer Location: RALEIGH, NC
VIN: 1D7HW48N15S****

Summary of Complaint

THE TRANSFER CASE ON THIS VEHICLE WILL RANDOMLY SHIFT FROM 2 WHEEL DRIVE TO 4 WHEEL DRIVE OR EVEN TO 4 WHEEL DRIVE LOW RANGE WITH NO DRIVER INPUT. SHIFTING TO 4 LOW IS VERY DANGEROUS AS IT TENDS TO LOCK UP THE DRIVE TRAIN WHICH COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE

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