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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
80,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2000 Dodge Dakota body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2000 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 042007

Dakota Sport 2.6L

  • Manual transmission
  • 75,000 miles


Remember seeing Dodge Caravans driving around with this problem. Assumed a big Company like Dodge would have solved by now. Just recently purchased a Japanese vechile and likely continue to do so for quality reasons.

- , Pascoag, RI, USA

problem #1

Aug 092007

(reported on)

Dakota Sport 4wd Ext C 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

My black Dakota is turning into a skunk. A white line with fuzzy edges runs down the middle of my roof, and i'm noticing smaller patches elsewhere. I think the clear coat is oxidizing and the paint is still there underneath, because there is no change in texture if you touch the whitish areas. The majority of problems i'm seeing online are also on black dakotas, so maybe the color makes it too hot?? Is this something they should pay 100% of the cost for??

- , Newark, OH, USA

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