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Dodge Durango/Dakota Accident Injury Lawsuits

Dodge Durango/Dakota | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Product Liability: Injury | Missing Bolts, Faulty Steering Shaft

Safety officials and the U.S. government are examining numerous reports of looseness in the steering shaft or separation due to loose or missing coupling bolts in nearly 500,000 vehicles, including the Dodge Dakota pick up truck and Dodge Durango sports utility vehicle (SUV).

The initial investigation will include more than 467,000 vehicles, consisting of the 2004-2005 models of the Durango and the 2005 model of the Dakota.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated in a posting on its Web site that it has received several reports of looseness in the steering shaft or separation because of loose or missing coupling bolts in the vehicles.

NHTSA investigations sometimes lead to vehicle recalls.

Legal Help For Victims Affected By Dodege Durango/Dakota

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective Dodge Durango or Dakota, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified product liability attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).



 

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NHTSA Probing Dodge Durango Over Seat Fires

Feb 8, 2006 | Newsinferno News Staff
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation of DaimlerChrysler AG's Dodge Durango sport-utility vehicle after reports of fires beneath the driver's seat. The NHTSA “Action Number” for the investigation is PE06008 (http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/defect/results.cfm).According to the NHTSA:“COMPLAINTS ALLEGE THAT THE ORIGIN OF THE FIRE IS UNDERNEATH THE DRIVER'S SEAT. ODI IS AWARE OF 5 VEHICLE FIRES, AND 3 OCCURRED WHILE...

Dodge Durango probed over seat fires

Feb 6, 2006 | Bloomberg News
DaimlerChrysler AG's Dodge Durango sport-utility vehicle is being investigated by U.S. auto-safety regulators after reports of fires beneath the driver's seat.The inquiry involves 15,381 vehicles from the 2001 through 2003 model years that don't have power seat adjusters, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said today on its Web site. Five fires have been reported, including three when the vehicle was parked and the key wasn't in the ignition, the agency said. No accidents or...

NHTSA Investigating 500,000 Dodge Durangos and Dakotas for Steering Problems that Could Lead to Loss of Control

Nov 2, 2005 | www.newsinferno.com
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an official investigation of approximately 500,000 Dodge Durangos (2000, 2004, and 2005 NHTSA Action Numbers PE99074 and PE05056) and Dodge Dakotas 2005 Action Number PE05056) based upon a mounting number of reports related to problems in the steering shaft that could lead to a loss of control.While the NHTSA states that it has no reports of crashes or injuries, ConsumerAffairs.com has received several reports of accidents...

NHTSA Investigating Dodge Dakota and Durango

Nov 1, 2005 | www.consumeraffairs.com
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating almost 500,000 Dodge Durango SUVs and Dodge Dakota pickup trucks because of a possible loss in steering control.NHTSA reports that the agency has received several reports of loose steering shafts and separation because of loose or missing coupling bolts in the vehicles.NHTSA said there have been no reports of crashes or injuries but ConsumerAffairs.com has received several reports of accidents caused by steering...

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