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Dash cracked

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by VO Landscape Design, May 26, 2009.

  1. VO Landscape Design

    VO Landscape Design LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 353

    When I bought my Dodge truck it had a small crack in the plastic dash under the windshield which has turned into a larger crack now going all four ways. It is too late to prevent more cracks I just want to keep it from vibrating and flapping when I go over bumps. Anybody have and idea for some glue or tape (that looks ok) to hold it from bouncing so much?
  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    This is a common problem with older Dodge dashes. Did you get a diesel? www.cumminsforum.com is a great site for info on the diesel and there are a lot of threads about cracked dashes as well.
  3. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,594

    Define older. Doidge is replacing some on trucks that aren't out of warranty yet. It is a very common problem down here. The further south you are, the more plastic breaks down. 90 day plastic mulch in Canada will be broken down in S.Fl in under 2 weeks. And it isn't just Dodge's problem, all makes have to worry about it.
  4. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    Hmmmmmm I thought is was mostly a second gen issue but I could be wrong. My 04.5 is not by any means new or old but the dash is fine and the truck is outside 24/7.
  5. lyube

    lyube LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,598

    Dodge interiors have always sucked, current year models included. It's a tradeoff for the wonderful engine.
  6. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    I love my interior. I think it's better than the new ones.
  7. VO Landscape Design

    VO Landscape Design LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 353

    Its a 2001 non diesel. Love the truck just noisy dash. Outside in Iowa 24/7.
  8. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    Down here it gets really bad. I have seen a cracked dash on an 02 dodge that turned into a gaping hole over one bump. Get some cardboard and fill in any holes, then get a dash rug to covr it and your good to go.
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

  10. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    I have an o1 that had a cracked dash that i contacted dodge about several times and was told i was sol, a local news station did a story on cracked dodge dashes last year and I was able to get dodge to replace mine out of warranty.

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