2005 Dodge Dakota 4.7 V8 from North America
This is a great truck as long as it stays problem free
So far, the only problem I have had is with the passenger airbag. There is a switch that has to be turned by your key to activate or inactivate your passenger airbag. Mine does not appear to work properly and seems to have a mind of its own, sometimes on and sometimes off.
The downshifting is a little slow, I find you have to depress the pedal substantially before it shifts down, a little annoying.
The club cab is quite small with very low seats, only adequate for small kids or storage.
I have been quite happy with the truck to date. It is quite peppy off the start with the 4.7 litre v-8 and has quite adequate power.
The ride is smooth for a 4x4, and really comes in handy when you get a foot of snow all at once!
The new styling really appeals to me.
Even though it is a 4x4, the trucks sits quite low which really make it easier for entry and egress.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th March, 2006
2nd Apr 2006, 23:32
I like the new Dodge Dakota. The only problem I have had with the vehicle is the passenger airbag. It seems to turn off all by itself. I don't know why, but the dealer can't seem to correct the problem. The truck rides very nice, but definitely needs to sit higher for a 4x4!
5th Sep 2008, 14:31
If it is an '05, the passenger side airbag is controlled from a switch in the passenger seat. This switch is weight sensitive and will deactivate the airbag when something in the seat is 60lbs. or less. My dad has an '05 Dakota SLT Quad Cab and this is how the salesperson explained it to us.