Dodge Dakota owners have reported 7 problems related to paint (under the structure category).
Paint peeling, rust on rear fenders and other spots.
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The paint its coming off.
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The paint is coming off of my truck. I have seen quite a few trucks on the road with the same problem. A repair shop near my house says he has seen this often, also. He says the primer used is probably the cause.
See all problems of the 1998 Dodge Dakota.
Alldata has provided me with informayion on my 1997 Dodge Dakota c/ cab, it shows a general recall with a tba # 727 for paint chipping. I also have information that the same year and factory VIN # has a recall on the same condition of the paint but only for red trucks, mine happens to be green. But the paint on my truck is peeling like a 30 year old house. The primer is fine, which from talking to other professionals in the auto painting business have informed me that if the primer is not cleaned or dried properly before the paint is laid down, it would cause the paint to later chip and peel, like mine does. I have been unsuccessful in having Dodge look at the problem.
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Paint began bubbling about a year ago on the roof of the cab. Since then every single panel on the vehicle(hood, roof, front 1/4 panels, doors, cab body, and rear fenders) all have at least one spot where paint has bubbled and peeled. Some spots as big as a foot in diameter and growing. This is not random. I mean every body part has paint just "letting go". This is an obvious case of poor painting procedures and is seen in many other makes and models from Dodge in this same time frame.
I own a 1998 Dodge Dakota sport 4x4 5. 2l v-8 w/125k miles, in the last two years the once shiny black paint is flaking off in large areas on the roof, the flaking/peeling has now begun to start on the top of the doors and the bed rails. I have contacted my local Dodge dealer here in dublin California and spoke directly with the service manager who told me that Dodge has not taken a position on this issue, that they realize it is wide spread and refuse to do anything about it. Many other Dodge owners inthe mid west have been able to receive some sort of good faith effort form their local dealer by way of a $300 credit toward paint. Here in California we are not so lucky. The local dealers do not give a damn about the Dodge owners once the leave the lot. I challenge any northern calif dealer to prove to me this is an isolated issue! Dodge will never get any of money again and have soured me from any Dodge Chrysler product!.
Drivers side door hinge broke 11/20/ 2010
paint off hood and top . They were painted three times while
under warranty. 1996 model with 69,000 miles.
See all problems of the 1996 Dodge Dakota.