Seat Belts Problem on the 2003 DODGE DAKOTA
Car problem(s) with the 2003 DODGE DAKOTA.
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Problem with Seat Belts
May 24, 2011 - Tracy, CA - Seat Belts
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 DODGE DAKOTA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AROUND THE BASE OF THE REAR PASSENGER SEAT BELTS, THERE WAS A SHARP METAL SHARD TEARING AWAY AT THE SEAT BELT STRAPS. THE REAR DRIVER SIDE SEAT BELTS WAS ALSO TORN. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE THE DEALER AND WAS TOLD THAT THEY WOULD NEED TO CONSULT WITH THE MANUFACTURER BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH ANY REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER ADVISED THAT THEY WOULD NOT ASSIST WITH REPAIRING THE SEAT BELTS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 42,900 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 43,263.
Mar 21, 2007 - Watertown, TN - Seat Belts
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 DODGE DAKOTA. THE MATERIAL ON THE SEATBELT HAS RIPPED IN THE CENTER. THE SEATBELT WAS NOT IN USE AT THE TIME IT RIPPED. THE DEALER STATED THAT THEY ARE UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE SEATBELT HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGE WERE 67000.
Dec 15, 2003 - Madison Heights, MI - Front
AIRBAG FAILURE ON 2003 DODGE DAKOTA SXT. FORCE WAS SUCH THAT FRAME OF TRUCK IS BENT AND WILL BE REPLACED BUT NEITHER AIRBAG DEPLOYED. DRIVER SIDE SHOULDER HARNESS ON SEAT BELT ALSO FAILED. A VISIT TO CONSUMER AFFAIRS.COM QUICKLY MADE ME AWARE THAT DAIMLER HAS THIS PROBLEM ON MANY OF ITS VEHICLES BUT SENDS THE SAME "FORM" LETTER TO EACH CONSUMER REPORTING THE PROBLEM.
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