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dodge dashboards

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ProMo, May 3, 2007.

  1. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    About a 1000 miles after my warranty expired on my 01 dodge the dash started cracking and is now full of holes. I was finding others with the same problem actually to many to be a coincidence because most were from 01. A local news station is doing a story on the apparent defect and needs pictures if anyone knows someone with this problem contact scooper@local6.com here is one of the storys http://www.local6.com/problemsolvers/13227601/detail.html I am being interviewed for a follow up story and the reporter is taking all of the evidence to dodge headquarters
     
  2. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    here is what it looks like now

    dash.jpg
     
  3. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    Pretty common among 2nd generation dodges...
     
  4. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,168

    I'n no help, but don't you just love how things like that happen just as the warranty runs out?!?! I hope that you can get it fixed through Dodge. It's pretty cool that the new station is getting in on it. Good luck.
     
  5. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    I saw LOTS of those while I worked at a dealer.
    Good luck!
     
  6. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    Doesn't that say something about the quality of Dodge trucks :rolleyes:

    Buy a few rolls of gorrila duct tape cover up the holes or try find a aftermarket dashboard.
     
  7. POPO4995

    POPO4995 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,206

    My dash in my 01 Dodge 1500 did the same thing...just not to that extent!:rolleyes: Mine had cracks in it, so I put one of those dash carpet things in it. Oh well, I still love Dodges!:usflag:
     
  8. Fieldman12

    Fieldman12 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,504

    I had a 99 model and a friend had I think an 01 that cracked bad. I finally traded the truck off. Too many silly things like this was going wrong with it. I love the looks of a Dodge, Cummins, and most of the drive train, but seems like everything else was a pos.
     
  9. Fieldman12

    Fieldman12 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,504

    The paint job on mine went bad. The paint is way to thin on them. It was going to cost at least $4,000 to redo it. Had to fix the ac also. Did that myself, it was a job.
     

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