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
#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---