Last post on Nov 24, 2012 at 6:51 PM
You are in the Dodge Dakota-2010 and older
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Dodge Dakota, Auto Body, Paint, Truck
#15 of 24 Re: Paint Issues [dustyk]
Feb 16, 2009 (1:40 pm)
I have a Red 99 4x4 v6 100K miles been going BALD for two years now. What a shame!! Shame on the Manufacturer!!!
#16 of 24 Bad Paint on 1995 Dakota
Feb 19, 2009 (11:15 am)
The paint on my 1995 Dark Blue Dakota started going bad a few years ago and is now rusting on the passenger side cab on the top and completely across the hood. A local body shop here in Fayetteville, NC quoted me a $2200. paint job for the entire truck (no body damage and no other rust). That's more than the current blue book value for my truck, but I might do it any way if I can get the elecrtical problems straightened out.
#17 of 24 Bad Paint on 99 Dakota
Apr 11, 2009 (9:43 am)
The paint on my 1999 Yellow Dakota is going bad too, on the hood roof and top of the bed.
#18 of 24 2004 Dodge Dakota Bumpers
May 08, 2009 (1:42 pm)
I have a 2004 Dodge Dakota with a metal painted rear bumper. Within four years it is peeling and rusting and looks like heck. I maintain the truck and keep it in good clean condition. Is this typical Dodge? I would think it would hold out longer.
Anyone else have the same issues?
#19 of 24 Paint on 97 Dakota 113K miles Dry climate
May 29, 2009 (8:51 am)
I noticed about 2 years ago some small peeling on front fenders and top of cab (now about 6" diameter). This was right after a complete detailing by a car wash. (This may have been the first time I really looked at the paint.)
Now the spots are starting to show rust. My thought is to use 400-600 wet dry paper to feather the edges and use touch-up paint. It's the pearl silver color.
Does sound doable or is there something better?
#20 of 24 Paint completely separating from metal
Jul 13, 2009 (8:46 am)
My 2004 Dakota showed cracks in one of the doors last fall. By spring there were four cracks in the door and several in the roof. The roof paint is coming off the roof at the cracks like a sheet of linoleum. Chrysler has offered me 50% of the repaint cost, stating that I'm out of paint warranty. I'd like to think that I could expect the paint to remain affixed to the vehicle for more than four years. Chrysler is not standing by its product, and has eliminated a guaranteed new truck purchase in a couple of years.
#21 of 24 Dakota paint issueses
May 31, 2011 (7:32 am)
Call Dodge and make a case out of it.[you want to make a case out of it] Dodge dose not know how many are out here with this issues. B. S. They know. So call and make case out of it.
#22 of 24 Re: Paint issues [red_dodge]
Jan 22, 2012 (11:01 am)
All the older dodge's always peel. I've heard stories of them using a waterbased paint until a certain year. I consider a trademark. I've had an 87, 93, and now 95 dakota ranging in color. family have 91 diesel and a 200? big dodge pickup that is starting to do the same thing. If you're worried about missing paint, don't take it in an automatic car wash and use higher priced carwash items. Don't touch dishsoap to wash the trucks.
#23 of 24 1999 SLT Extended Cab Dodge Dakota 4x4
May 28, 2012 (3:32 pm)
My Dakota began its "balding" in 2005. Even with loads of TLC and waxing it continued to go bad. I've noticed a boat-load of Dodge trucks that have the same thing happening to their paint jobs. I heard that there was a recall on the paint however, my local (shister) dealer from whom I have purchased two Dakota's did not notify me accordingly. Therefore, I just shelled out $5,000 for a completely new paint job. Truck looks stellar however, I am so dissatisfied with the crappy way that this dealer and Chrysler have treated me that it will be a cold day in H-E-double hockey sticks beforeI ever purchase another Chrysler product!
#24 of 24 Re: Paint completely separating from metal [jabolor]
Nov 24, 2012 (6:51 pm)
Wow! I thought I was the only one who had a beautiful 2001 Dakota that started going bald way to early. Now I read all of these posts.
I am buying a new truck--but it will not be a Dodge for this very reason. I also had a complete computer failure on my truck about a year ago. Dead as a door nail, had to have it towed--$1000K later---